Zila Ghaziabad may have been a commercial failure at the box office but up North, this Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi-Arshad Warsi starrer has done some good business at single screen theatres. For director Anand Kumar this is still a small win in itself and he is now gearing up to finalise casting for his next action flick, Meerut Junction. While there already has been a buzz around Abhishek Bachchan being approached for the part of the main lead, it has now emerged that Kumar is contemplating to rope in Anushka Sharma and Huma Qureshi as the leading ladies.

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“In Zila Ghaziabad there was no place for girls and this is the reason why despite four-five women in there, it essentially turned out to be an all-male show. It is different though in case of Meerut Junction. This time around women have a very meaty part to play and yet again there is requirement of two actresses. The ones who are on the top of the list for Anand are Anushka Sharma and Huma Qureshi”, informs a source.

Anushka Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan and Huma Qureshi
Anushka Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan and Huma Qureshi

It is the kind of work that they have done in the past that has tilted the balance in their favour.

“Anushka has proven that she can play a small town girl really well. Right from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi to Band Baaja Baaraat and very recent Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, there are ample examples. On the other hand Huma has perfected that art with films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. For a film set in Meerut, Anushka and Huma are just the right personalities”, the source adds, “They would seep into the entire milieu really well.”

However for that to happen, first and foremost Anand needs to bring them on board. On contacted, Anand didn’t deny the developments, “Yes, I am reaching out to them. They are the best fit for my film.”

If at all this development indeed ends up taking some concrete shape, it would be the first ever instance of Abhishek coming together with either of the two heroines.

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