By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Apoorva Lakhia's Mission Istanbul will star Aishwariya Bachchan's husband Abhishek Bachachan and her ex lover Vivek Oberoi together. Although the stars have worked in Shootout At Lokhandwala together this will be the first time they will have to do a lot of acting together. The movie is being directed by Apoorva who has earlier called shots in Shootout At Lokhandwala, Ek Ajnabee and Mumbai Se Aaya Mear Dost. It will be jointly produced by actor Suniel Shetty's Popcorn Entertainment and Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Productions.
The news is that both the actors being thorough professional have no problems shooting with each other. Apart form Shootout they have earlier acted in the movie Yuva. Mission Istanbul movie is based on terrorism and the it is scheduled to be shot in will be shot in Istanbul Afghanistan, Srinagar and Mumbai. The crew is waiting for a clearance from Afghanistan or else that part of the the shooting will take place in Jaisalmer. The movie will have a huge star cast apart from Abhishek and Vivek and will also include Tusshar Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Shabbir Ahluwaliah, Niket Dheer. The female star cast in the movie will include Shreya Saran who has already made appearance in Aawarappan.
The movie is said to have a huge budget and when completed will be one of the most expensive movies made in Bollywood. But whether the big budget or the huge star cast impress the audience is a thing to be seen. Till then its hats off to the director for casting the younger Bachchan and Oberoi together twice in the same year