Abhishek Bachchan to play lead in Manmarziyan

As per the reports in a leading Indian tabloid, Abhishek Bachchan has been confirmed to play opposite Taapsee Pannu in Manmarziyan. Earlier, Dulquer Salmaan was offered the role in the film. The cast and crew of the film will be heading to Kashmir in January 2018 to begin the shoot of the first schedule.

Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu will be shooting a romantic scene in the snowfall in Kashmir.

“There’s a snowfall sequence that needs to be shot. Some portions will also be shot in Delhi,” said a source to a leading Indian tabloid.

Earlier, it was reported that Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar have been roped in for the Manmarziyan project which was supposedly to be directed by Sameer Arya. However, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari was then roped in to do the direction of the film. She backed out of the project as she was busy with the shoot of Bareilly Ki Barfi. After her exit, the film will be now directed by Anurag Kashyap which will be produced by Aanand L Rai.

Confirming the news of Abhishek Bachchan doing the film, the source said, “Abhishek has signed on the dotted line. Once Anurag is done with Sacred Games, he will start filming Manmarziyan.”

Apart from Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu, the film’s cast also includes Vicky Kausal in the pivotal role.

Abhishek Bachchan was last seen in 2016 film Housefull 3, whereas Taapsee Pannu last appeared in Judwaa 2 along with Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez. Vicky Kausal will also be next seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi starring opposite Alia Bhatt.