Abhishek Bachchan in Umesh Shukla's 'Mere Apne'
"In the next four weeks, we will confirm Abhishek's dates and will start shooting. The schedule will complete in one go, it is a 60-day schedule. We will be shooting in Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and London," Shukla told IANS.
The film has the same title as a 1971 movie. However, Shukla confirmed it is not a remake of any film.
"It is a family oriented film with lots of fun and humour. I am quite excited about this project," he said.
Abhishek was his only choice for the film, says the director, confident that the actor will do justice to his role.
"When I was scripting the film, I knew I only want Abhishek in the film... I believe Abhishek suits the role the best."
The rest of the cast is yet to be locked.
"Things will take time. It is only Abhishek who has been finalised as of now. The rest of the cast and crew, I will decide later," he said.