Abhi in dad's footsteps!

By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, Feb. 25 -- The flipside to having a superstar dad is that it's hard to grow out of his shadow. And no one in Bollywood knows this better than Abhishek Bachchan. For the last 12 years, in spite of trying to carve a niche for himself, the actor has constantly been compared to his famous father.

And while he stayed away all this time from acting in a remake of Amitabh's films, Abhishek is now doing just that. Some time back, it was reported that he will reprise Amitabh's role from the 1980 comedy Do Aur Do Paanch, while Bobby Deol has been roped in to play Shashi Kapoor's part.

The latest, however, is that Anand Kumar (director of Zila Ghaziabad) has, on record, said that he is in talks with Abhishek for his next, Meerut Junction. This time, Abhishek's role - as Kumar was quoted saying - will be inspired by the role Bachchan Sr played in the 1981 blockbuster Kaalia.

"Abhishek is a wonderful actor and the role in Meerut Junction is a very rustic one. The character in the film would be similar to the role that Amitabh Bachchan played in Kaalia," said Kumar.

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