Amitabh Bachchan would be shooting for Sudhir Mishra's next film Mehrunnisa in the old city of the state capital, some time after Eid, sources said Friday.
A lavish stage is being erected in the Chowk area for the shoot, which will see Big B, as Amitabh Bachchan is popularly known, Rishi Kapoor and the main lead of the film, Chitrangada Singh, shoot in the city.
Permission for shooting has been sought by the film unit for places like the Chowk, Bada Imambada, La Martinere Boys' College and Colvin Taluqdar's College.
The film is a tale of two friends who meet again after a span of 40 years. The script was written in 1996 by director Sudhir Mishra, and revolves around the friends, who fall in love with the same woman and get separated. The woman they both sought, played by Chitrangada, re-enters their life when they are in their 60s.
The tale that the film tells begins in 1945 and spans four decades.
Mehrunnisa is produced by Nikhil Advani. Director Sudhir Mishra hails from Lucknow.