Rishab Shetty scripting a Hindi film with Amitabh Bachchan and Sudeep as leads
Interestingly, the director is considering a story that he had written during his school days
For a while now, reports of Rishab Shetty joining hands with Sudeep have been doing the rounds. However, recently our sources tell us that Rishab is scripting not one, but two subjects for Sudeep, and one of them will be a Hindi film, also starring Amitabh Bachchan. Interestingly, this Hindi script was the director’s first-ever story, which he wrote when he was in Class 10. Apparently, he’s re-working the same story and giving it some polish.
“While Rishab Shetty is yet to meet Big B, a synopsis was sent to the actor, and then narrated to him. However, the director, who plans to bring Amitabh and Sudeep together in this, is yet to narrate the story to the latter. While he, along with his team, has started the writing process, an official announcement will be made once both give a green signal,” a source says, adding that the project came about as producer Rajesh Bhat liked Rishab’s subject, and got in touch with Amitabh about it.
It is also said that Rishab is currently writing the script in Hindi, but the decision to make it a bilingual (Kannada and Hindi) is yet to be made. The characters of both the big stars, we’re told, have been sketched giving them equal importance. However, Rishab is tight-lipped about its content, and prefers to stay mum until the story shapes up.
Amitabh Bachchan and Sudeep have previously worked together in a Hindi film, Rann, which was directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The actors are also coming together for Chiranjeevi’s 151st film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, directed by Surender Reddy.
Story 2 for Sudeep
Rishab is simultaneously working on another story for Sudeep. In fact, this was a project he had committed to before the release of Kirik Party. “Rishab is writing a unique entertainer for Sudeep. Rishab, who is basking in the success of Sa.Ra.Hi. Pra Shaale — which completes 100 days in the coming week — is concentrating on acting. He is awaiting the release of Bell Bottom which will be followed by Kathasangama - the joint effort of seven directors, headed by him. As for his next directorial, Rishab is determined to helm a film with Sudeep,” our source says.