RBN Web Desk: Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, one of the most popular star couples in Bollywood, may be seen together in a remake of the 1973 classic Abhimaan that had Amitabh Bachchan and Jay Bhaduri in the lead.
Aishwarya and Abhishek were last seen together in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan in 2010. They had earlier acted in Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) and Guru (2007).
Abhimaan, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, is considered one of the best middle-of-the-road cinema in India. The film, when released, was an average grosser at the box office but over the decades went on to earn a cult status. Music was composed by SD Burman and songs from the film are regularly played even today on television and FM channels.
According to reports published in a national daily, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan are likely to reprise the characters played by Amitabh and Jaya respectively in the remake. For a long time Aishwarya and Abhishek wanted to do another film together. Abhimaan seems to be the best vehicle to display their chemistry on screen again, the newspaper quoted a source as having said.
Aishwarya and Abhishek have reportedly been approached by director Anurag Kashyap for a film tentatively titled Gulab Jamun. The film, according to Abhishek, is still in the discussion stage.