Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and Malayalam star Mohanlal have been approached to play the lead roles in a film.
The producers of this film are planning to make the film in Hindi and in a south Indian language for which they intend to rope in the Big B for the Hindi version and Mohanlal for the south version. No, they will not be sharing screen space in the film but will act in two different versions.
Titled Gumnaam, the film will go on to the floors next year, we hear from its makers.
According to the filmâ€™s producer Jayantilal Gada the film is not a remake of the 1965 hits movie which had the same title. He had told PTI, "We have approached them but they are yet to sign on the dotted lines. We have narrated the story to them and they both have given positive feedback. For the south version, we have Mr. Mohanlal and for Hindi part, we have Mr. Bachchan. We are on the project, which is a suspense thriller. It is not a remake of 'Gumnaam'. It is a remake of a Tamil film, whose title we can't reveal at the moment. We have just used the title 'Gumnaam'."
Wielding the megaphone for Gumnaam would be E Niwas who had directed Total Siyappa. With the producer making it clear that Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal are yet to sign on the dotted lines, movie buffs are waiting eagerly to hear the official news that they are on board.
Earlier Lal and Bachchan had united for the Malayalam film Kandhahar directed by Major Ravi. It was also Big Bâ€™s first Malayalam film. Meanwhile, Mohanlal is busy with VA Shreekumar Menonâ€™s ambitious project Odiyan which went on to the floors in August this year. The third schedule of this film has begun already and Mohanlal will be joining the sets in December.