Mumbai, May 28 -- They have previously worked together in hit films like like Virasat (1997) and Biwi No. 1 (1999). But since then, the two National Award-winning actors have never been cast in a film together. But now, over a decade later, Anil Kapoor and Tabu will return to the big screen together in director Abhishek Sharma's next comedy, titled Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb. The film is expected to go on the floors by the end of the year.
"It is a comedy-drama, on the lines of the Italian film, Life Is Beautiful (1997). Both Anil and Tabu were hooked to the storyline the moment Abhishek narrated it to them. And they have substantial roles to play in the movie," says an insider close to the development.
Though the Tere Bin Laden (2010) writer-director was supposed to start working on the film around May-June, he delayed the schedule to accommodate Kapoor's dates, as the actor is currently busy wrapping up the Indian adaptation of the US TV series, 24. "That's why Abhishek has started working on Tere Bin Laden 2 in the meantime. Kapoor will also finish 24 till then," adds the insider.
When contacted, Kapoor confirms the news, saying, "It's a small film that has the potential to become an atom bomb at the box office. Abhishek is one of the most talented directors around. It will be great fun to work with him."