Monday, July 02, 2007
Apoorva Lakhia's attempts to sign up Abhishek Bachchan and Viveik
Oberoi for his next film titled Mission to Istanbul have
come a cropper because Abhishek will have none of it.
Apoorva just cannot make a film without one of the Bachchan's
being in it. So Abhishek Bachchan, a dear friend, was an automatic
choice for the film that features four heroes.
After two successive flops, Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost and
Ek Ajnabee, Apoorva hit pay dirt with Shootout at
Lokhandwala. He attributes the success of the film to Viveik
Oberoi, whom he now considers as his lucky mascot.
Consequently, Viveik too was an automatic choice for a lead
role. However, Viveik and Abhishek have a history named
For his last film Guru, Mani Ratnam wanted Viveik in the
role eventually essayed by R Madhavan but failed to make any
headway, despite having earlier worked with the two actors in the
highly successful 'Yuva'.
Apoorva must have hoped the wounds had healed now following the
Abhishek-Aiswharya wedding. We are guessing he just didn't realize
how deep the wounds were.