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Abhishek Bachchan backs out from Bollywood adaptation of Mollywood film Ayyappanum Koshiyum

The team is committed to begin the shooting from November and is reportedly looking for a replacement

Megha Mukundan
Aug 28, 2021
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Here is disappointing news for movie buffs; they can’t witness the much-awaited reunion of Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham in the remake of Malayalam movie Ayyappanum Koshiyum. According to Pinkvilla’s report, Abhishek has opted out from the project, which would have been a comeback for Bollywood’s favourite duo on-screen.

After the blockbuster Dostana, the star duo were expected to see together in the remake helmed by Jagan Shakti. However, Abhishek conveyed his disinterest to the team a couple of weeks ago, and it is also reported that after further meetings, the team has decided to part ways.

A source close to the project revealed that though Abhishek was also excited for the reunion, he reconsidered his decision because of reasons known only to him. He is said to have hoped to team up with John soon with another project. It is also said that the team, including John and Jagan, are now looking for a replacement. The team is committed to begin the shooting from November, and the details of the whole cast is expected to be announced soon.

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Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham in Dostana

The source also said that director Jagan is also keeping a close observation on the Telugu remake of the film, starring Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati, titled as Bheemla Nayak.

The Malayalam hit Ayyappanum Koshiyum starring Prithviraj and Biju Menon has created a massive success, and the Bollywood and Tollywood remakes of the movie were announced earlier. The Telugu team had released the first look teaser of Pawan Kalyan’s character and revealed the title earlier this month.

Meanwhile, John Abraham is currently amidst his busy schedule of shooting for Ek Villain 2 and Pathan. He is said to be moving soon to Spain with Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, for the final leg shooting of the project. 

Abhishek, on the other hand, is waiting for the release of two of his films - Bob Biswas and Dasvi, and is currently shooting for the remake of Tamil film Oththa Seruppu in Chennai.

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