Everyone knows that the maker of Salaam Namaste, Siddharth Raj
Anand, has teamed Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji for his new
project. But the rumor mills are agog that Yash Raj's lucky mascot
Abhishek Bachchan will essay a pivotal role in the film and his
presence is being kept under wraps currently.
"Not true at all," Siddharth Raj Anand tells me. So what's the
truth? "The truth is that only Saif and Rani have been finalized
for the project. Not the title, not even the date of filming or the
location where the film would be shot is confirmed. All I know is
that we may start filming in the latter part of the year," he
While Salaam Namaste was entirely shot in Australia,
it's heard that Siddharth is looking at Russia this time. "Like I
said, nothing is finalized yet. A clearer picture will emerge in a
month from now," he states. The official statement should put all
speculations to rest!