We have been giving you exclusive inputs about Amitabh Bachchan's corporate project, featuring the megastar himself, Diya Mirza and now Sarika (instead of Dimple, as believed earlier). The project that was to be initially shot in the Valley of Gods, Kullu-Manali and later at the Himachal capital Shimla, is likely to see a role reversal, mainly due to the continuous snowing and inclement weather in Kullu and the neighbouring Lahaul-Spiti district.
As per our Himachal based sources, Amitabh Bachchan and Diya Mirza are due to arrive in Shimla later this week. In fact, Shimla's historic Hotel Willow Banks (originally owned by Arthur James Cradook- 'Architect and Builder of Shimla')has already been spruced up to welcome the megastar. An old heritage building near the hotel has been converted into a bakery and the necessary renovations were completed on Saturday itself. Why a bakery, one may ask? It is because Amitabh essays the role of a senior local resident who works at a bakery. As per reports, Diya Mirza plays a tourist, who is on a vacation to the hill station, along with a group of friends and is to be a regular visitor at the bakery. Incidentally, Amitabh Bachchan's last visit to Shimla was four years back for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black, and on that occasion he had stayed at Woodville Palace Hotel.