When the announcement for Abhishek Bachchan starrer Bob Biswas — produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Sujoy Ghosh’s Bound Script Production — was made, there was something familiar about it all. The tweet began with the word, Nomoshkar, and was followed by the folded hands and spectacle emoji. We’d seen it before… It’s that amazing unassuming life insurance agent/hitman from Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani. Bob Biswas (played superbly by Saswata Chatterjee). He would say, “Nomoshkar…” his arms folded, all sweet, and then “Ek minute…” bang bang. Shoot his mark and disappear.
Nomoshkar! 🙏🏻👓 Thrilled to announce our upcoming film, #BobBiswas in association with Bound Script Production; starring @juniorbachchan and directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh. @gaurikhan @iamsrk @sujoy_g @_GauravVerma pic.twitter.com/CoQLlfE55X
— Red Chillies Entertainment (@RedChilliesEnt) November 25, 2019
Sujoy Ghosh, who directed Kahaani also left hints in his tweet, asking for a minute.
— sujoy ghosh (@sujoy_g) November 25, 2019
This new film seems to be a spin-off of Biswas’ character from Kahaani and looks like Bachchan Junior will play the killer. Bob Biswas will be directed by debutant Diya Annapurna Ghosh, whose short film Neighbourhood Ties was showcased in Cannes in the year 2018. Abhishek Bachchan, who was last seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan, will also be seen in Kookie Gulati’s The Big Bull and Anurag Basu’s next.