Umesh Shukla to direct comedy featuring Abhishek Bachchan
Director Umesh Shukla, whose debut film `Oh My God` did exceptionally well, will be next working on a comedy project with actor Abhishek Bachchan in the lead.
“I am doing a film with Abhishek. I have met him and narrated the story line in short. He has liked it and has showed his interest towards it. I am still working on my script and will meet Abhishek once again with a proper draft,” said Shukla.
Shukla`s directorial venture `Oh My God` had Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar and was a satirical-comedy-drama on religion and did well at the box office. This time again, Shukla is going to have a social element in the film.
“I can`t talk about it now as I am still working on my story. All I can say is it will be of social relevance coupled with comedy.”
When asked about the leading lady, he said, “I haven`t thought of anyone yet.”
The film is likely to be backed by Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of T-Series, and Shyam Bajaj.
“The film will go on floors this year,” Shukla said.