Amitabh Bachchan and R. Balki form one of those actor-director duos, of whom audiences always have has expectations of getting a cinematic brilliance. After giving films like Cheeni Kum and Paa, the duo is teaming up for the third time with Shamitabh.
In conversation with Big B, when we asked him to describe Shamitabh and how it stands apart from other films, the actor said, “Shamitabh is Unique, it’s a very different kind of a plot, it’s a plot I think that has not come in Hindi Cinema before, it’s not been tried at least. And as you know Balki makes films which are very different from some of the expected stories that you see in Indian Cinema. It’s quiet unique, it’s different, it’s very challenging for actors like me to be involved in those films.”
Further elaborating on the plot Mr. Bachchan added, “There are basically two individuals in the film, Dhanush and me and we have qualities which are individually known and unknown to each other. And there is a Journalist, (played by Akshara Haasan) who discovers the talent that both of these people posses and she feels that individually it may not be possible for them to move forward or ahead in their life or career whatever they want to perceive; but if they come together it would be very beneficial. And she manages to get both of them together. And yes, then there is progress, but at certain point of time egos come into their way. One thinks that the other can’t do without him and the other thinks that this can’t be done without me, that’s how the conflict comes in. How that is resolved or not resolved is in the story.”
Shamitabh also stars Dhanush and Akshara and is slated to release on 6th February, 2015.