In September, we had told you about how Rumi Jafry had convinced Amitabh Bachchan to work in his next film. Now, he has got Emraan Hashmi to be cast in the same film with Bachchan in a unique pairing. Emraan and Bachchan have never worked together before and this makes Emraan the second person from the Bhatt family to work with the Big B, first being Alia.
“Neither Mahesh or, Mukesh nor Pooja Bhatt have worked with Big B before. But what is more interesting is the casting of Emraan with Bachchan. The trade is very curious about it,” informs a trade source.
Rumi Jafry, who has written over 16 films for David Dhawan, has directed Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan in the film God Tussi Great Ho. Incidentally, in 2008, God Tussi Great Ho was banned across theatres in the UAE after a lot of complaints were received from movie patrons in the Gulf about the film having ‘violated Islamic teachings’. Now, Rumi is helming another film as a director with Bachchan as one of the lead characters, details of which are expected to be announced soon.
Rumi’s last film as a director was in the year 2012 which he made starring Akshaye Khanna, but that film fell and Rumi took a break from wielding the megaphone.