Arjun Kapoor, who is currently shooting for Half Girlfriend with Shraddha Kapoor has reportedly replaced Abhishek Bachchan in Mubaraka.
Initially supposed to be helmed by Milap Zaveri, the film will now be directed by Anees Bazmee, who is known for comedies like the Welcome Franchise, No Entry, Singh Is Kinng to name a few. The decision was taken by the producer, Murad Khetani - known for The Shaunkeens.
Mubaraka will be a light-hearted film and there are plans to rope in Anil Kapoor to essay the parallel lead. Bazmee has already started reworking the script with his team of writers and a final narration will take place by June end/early July, once the shooting for Half Girlfriend nears its completion.
This would be the first time that Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor will act together in the film.
Anil Kapoor has worked with Anees Bazmee in films like No Entry, Welcome, No Problem, andWelcome Back. The actor is in talks with the director for the sequel of Aankhen which is currently on the back-burner.