Abhishek Bachchan plays a singer in his next film, the Umesh Shukla-helmed All Is Well. The character is modeled on Abhishek’s father’s character in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Abhimaan.
42 years ago, Amitabh Bachchan had played a professional singer in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Abhimaan, and then 8 years later, Big B again played a singer in Rakesh Kumar’s Yaaraana. Since then this is the first time that an actor from the Bachchan parivar has played a professional singer.
Says the director Umesh Shukla, “Yes, it does seem providential that Abhishek plays a singer in my film. It gave me chance to have lip-sync songs in the film.”
All Is Well went through a series of hiccups after Smriti Irani exited from the project. Now the film’s shooting is complete and Umesh is readying the film for release on August 21.
Umesh is happy with the success of Shoojit Sircar’s Piku which is a family drama like All Is Well. “But,” warns Umesh, “All Is Well is far more dramatic. Piku is done in a tone that’s absolutely normal and life-like. It’s good to see a family film getting a wide audience.”