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Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor turn rivals for Chitrangada Singh

Mega star Amitabh Bachchan would be shooting for Sudhir Mishra’s next film ‘Mehrunnisa’ in Lucknow, some time after Eid, sources said on Friday.

A lavish stage is being erected in the Chowk area for the shoot, which will see Big B, as Amitabh Bachchan is popularly known, Rishi Kapoor and the main lead of the film, Chitrangada Singh, shoot in the city.

Permission for shooting has been sought by the film unit for places like the Chowk, Bada Imambada, La Martinere Boys’ College and Colvin Taluqdar’s College.

The film is a tale of two friends who meet again after a span of 40 years. The script was written in 1996 by director Sudhir Mishra, and revolves around the friends, who fall in love with the same woman and get separated. The woman they sought, played by Chitrangada, re-enters their life when they are in their 60s.

In the film, Big B and Rishi play hindu and muslim, respectively. A source informed Rediff, “They’re as thick as thieves, inseparable pals, until they fall in love with the same girl, played by Chitrangada Singh. Thereafter, they don’t speak to each other for decades.”

Interestingly, Amitabh and Rishi have no scenes with the Chitrangada. “Though they’re supposed to be in love with Chitrangada’s character, she’s part of their past, so she’d only have scenes with the actors chosen to play the young Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor.”

The tale that the film tells begins in 1945 and spans four decades.

Mehrunnisa is produced by Nikhil Advani. Director Sudhir Mishra hails from Lucknow.

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