The 1973 Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bhaduri classic Abhimaan is all set to get a millennial treatment , this time in the hands of Tamil cinematographer-director Rajiv Menon who has been toying for some time with the idea of remaking the Hrishikesh Mukherjee classic .
Menon has finally zeroed in on the nitty-gritty of Abhimaan rebooted. Interestingly Amitabh and JayaBachchan’s son Abhishek and son-in-law Aishwarya have been roped in to essay the parts of the singing couple who drift apart when the more-talented wife becomes more successful than the husband.
Abhimaan , director Hrishikesh Mukherjee had confessed to me, was based on the experiences of KishoreKumar and his first wife Ruma Guha Thakurta.
Says a source, “For a very long time Abhishek and Aishwarya wanted to do another film together. The last time they came together was for Mani Ratnam’s Raavan in 2010. Abhimaan seems like a perfect vehicle to showcase their shared affections.”