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Big B, Mohanlal approached for two versions of ‘Gumnaam’

PTI | Mumbai |

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and southern superstar Mohanlal have been approached to feature in two different versions of suspense thriller film, Gumnaam.

Producer Jayantilal Gada confirmed, while Bachchan is being sought to star in the Hindi part, Mohanlal is in talks to feature in the south version.

“We have approached them but they are yet to sign on the dotted lines. We have narrated the story to them and they both have given positive feedback. For the south version, we have Mr Mohanlal and for Hindi part, we have Mr Bachchan,” Gada said.

The producer added the forthcoming film is not a remake of the 1965 superhit suspense movie Gumnaam, featuring Manoj Kumar and Nanda in the lead.

“We are on the project, which is a suspense thriller. It is not a remake of ‘Gumnaam’. It is a remake of a Tamil film, whose title we can’t reveal at the moment. We have just used the title ‘Gumnaam’,” Gada said.

Director E Niwas, whose last release was Total Siyapaa, is helming the film.

The film will be shot on an island in Mauritius and will go in floors soon.

The makers are aiming for a theatrical release next year