Is there a greater joy for a lover of cinema - or any other art form - than a collaboration between two great artists?
Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan - two of Bollywood's finest specimens and in more ways than one - are set to reunite on the big screen, a decade after the two collaborated on Lakshya, the coming-of-age drama directed by Akhtar and set against the backdrop of the 1999 Kargill Conflict.
The as-yet-untitled new project will be produced by veteran filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the man with arguably the most diverse filmography in Bollywood - from the gripping 'Khamosh' through the achingly romantic '1942: A Love Story' through the monster hit that is '3 Idiots'.
Augmenting this increasingly mouth-watering roster of talent is the film's director.
According to reports, Mr Chopra has roped in Bejoy Nambiar, a Kerala-born filmmaker who has won critical praise for his short films and the 2013 thriller 'David', starring South Indian superstar Vikram and Bollywood's Neil Nitin Mukesh.
One source close to the production told Indian Today that the film will be a "high-voltage drama".
Whilst the senior Bachchan has firmly established his legacy - across multiple platforms - the foundations are being laid for Akhtar's.
The versatile actor, director, writer, composer, musician, singer and social campaigner is riding on a high following his outstanding performance in the critical and commercial hit 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and, prior to that, 'Zindagi Mile Naa Dobaara'.
The film will reportedly hit cinemas sometime in early 2015.
For now Akhtar and the Big B are said to be immersed in two sequels: Akhtar with the follow-up to 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' which will feature another one of Bollywood's finest, Vidya Balan; while Mr Bachchan is said to be putting the finishing touches on a 'Bhootnath 2'.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS