Our sources say that the director handpicked Tabu to star opposite Kapoor, who will be playing young actor Pradyuman Singh’s (the fake Osama Bin Laden) 32-year-old son.
A source says, “Abhishek has already spoken to Tabu. Anil and the actress had also done Virasat that was a huge hit. After that they did a cameo together 13 years ago in Biwi No 1.”
Besides her recent appearance in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, Tabu had been missing from the B-Town radar for quite some time now.
Another insider adds, “Tabu has been very particular about the films she has been signing. She will also be seen in one of Salman Khan’s upcoming projects.
Although she has been doing films in Hollywood, she is only keen to take on projects where she has a substantial role to play. She has loved Abhishek’s subject but is yet to sign the film.”
Both Tabu and Abhishek remained unavailable for comment.