The next film from Rang De Basantiís Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Dilli 6 is a semi-autobiographical take on his younger days in Delhi, mainly set in the old lanes of Chandni
Whatís new is the casting of the film, which has been more of a game of musical chairs. First, it was Abhishek Bachchan, then Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Siddharth (of Rang De Basanti fame), Kunal Kapoor and even Ranbir Kapoor! Ironically, the lead role landed in the lap of ABís baby, who had earlier turned it down.
The film will be Mehra's third directorial venture after the immensely successful Rang De Basanti, which had been selected as India's official entry to the Oscars and critically acclaimed
Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Anil Kapoor, who made her debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansaliís Saawariya, is playing the female lead opposite Abhishek. Rishi Kapoor and Tanvi Azmi are in the film. Amitabh Bachchan will also have a small role in the film where he will play the grandfather to Laxman Prasad, played by Abhishek Bachchan. Waheeda Rahman will play the grandmother of the same character. Gulshan Grover has been roped in to play Abhishek Bachchan's dad in the film. Itís one of the most eagerly awaited movies of 2008.