Apparently Anupam was the ideal choice for a pivotal role in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's comeback film Jazbaa which Gupta is going to direct from January.
Says Sanjay Gupta, "It's a role only Anupam can play. I had worked with him 19 years ago in the second film of my career Ram Shastra. After that there was no solid opportunity to direct Anupam. So I am really looking forward to working with him again. Incidentally we had launched Anupam's son Sikandar as a leading man in Woodstock Villa."
With Anupam joining the cast the actors now on board for Jazbaa include Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and John Abraham in a guest appearance.