‘Bob Biswas’: Abhishek Bachchan to lead ‘Kahaani’ spin-off co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan
Recently, there were reports doing the rounds that Abhishek Bachchan will be seen essaying a grey character in the prequel of Vidya Balan’s critically acclaimed film, Kahaani. Today, the makers officially announced the film with Ab Jr. titled ‘Bob Biswas’ and looks like it’s a spin-off and not a prequel. The thriller drama will be co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and along with Sujoy Ghosh and Gaurav Verma. Bob Biswas will be helmed by Sujoy Ghosh’s daughter Diya Annapurna Ghosh and will see Abhishek playing one of the mysterious characters from the film Kahaani.
Making the announcement the official Twitter handle of Red Chillies Entertainment wrote, “Nomoshkar! Thrilled to announce our upcoming film, #BobBiswas in association with Bound Script Production; starring @juniorbachchan and directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. @gaurikhan @iamsrk @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma.”
Nomoshkar! 🙏🏻👓 Thrilled to announce our upcoming film, #BobBiswas in association with Bound Script Production; starring @juniorbachchan and directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. @gaurikhan @iamsrk @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma pic.twitter.com/CoQLlfE55X
— Red Chillies Entertainment (@RedChilliesEnt) November 25, 2019
For those living under the rocks, Bob Biswas was the name of the fictional contract-killer played by Bengali actor Saswata Chatterjee in ‘Kahaani’. Bob is an ordinary-looking, Kolkata based middle-aged man who is actually a cold-blooded contract killer. His trademark dialogue, “Nomoshkar…ek minute,” before whipping out his gun and finishing off his victim, became quite popular when the film released in 2012.
Bob Biswas will go on floors next year. The makers are yet to announce a release date.
Meanwhile, Abhishek Bachchan will be next seen in Anurag Basu’s untitled next, which also features Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi, and Aditya Roy Kapur. He also has The Big Bull in his kitty which is being produced by Ajay Devgn.
It would be quite interesting to watch Abhishek Bachchan bringing his own twist to ‘Bob Biswas’. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.