Thursday, January 8, 2015

“If there is an appropriate script I am ready to work with Rekha!” - Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has created a flutter with his statement that if there is an appropriate script then he is ready to work with yesteryear Diva, Rekha. It may be noted that in Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming film SHAMITABH, Rekha is the surprise attraction. 

Though Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha do share space together in the film yet the inimitable Jodi of Amiatbh Bachchan and Rekha coming together after 33 years itself has created buzz and the millions of Amiatbh and Rekha fans are waiting anxiously to watch the film.

Recently at the trailer launch of SHAMITABH, when reporters quizzed Bachchan about the possibility of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha working together, Big B, without hesitation replied, “Balki keeps threatening me that he wants to design a film together... Let me see if someone has a story which is appropriate... then why not?”

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The Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha Jodi was the most sought after pair of the mid 70’s and the duo did many films together GANGA KI SAUGAND (1978), KASME VAADE (1978), MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR (1978), MR. NATWARLAL (1979), SUHAAG (1979) and SILSILA (1981). 

However interestingly the Bachchan and Rekha Jodi that began with the failure of DO ANJAANE, ironically ended with failure of SILSILA!! 

Few know that prior to SILSILA, though film magazine were abuzz with the romance of Amiatbh and Rekha but nothing was concrete. However it was Yash Chopra who spilled the beans in a televised interview to BBC about their intimacy and how during the shooting he faced tension between Rekha and Jaya Bachchan, who was then married to Amitabh Bachchan

Yash Chopra was right in creating sensation for the release of his movie but unfortunately when the film released it failed to attract cine buff and the movie was a huge dude at the box office.


Behold to watch Sachin Tendulakar play himself in Bollywood Biopic!

With the tremendous success of biopics likes BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, PAAN SINGH TOMAR, THE DIRTY PICTURE, MARY KOM, the mad rush to mint money producing biopics has become the latest mantra of Bollywood. Joining the list of umpteen biopics lined up in 2015 is a biopic on the living Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar! 

What’s most fascinating is that unlike other biopics which have Bollywood actors essaying their role on silver screen, the biopic on Sachin Tendulkar will star the Master Blaster himself playing the protagonist in the movie to be released this year. 

According to Krishna Ananthan of Mumbai-based Production Company 200 Not Out that is producing the film, the company has acquired the rights to make the film on Sachin Tendulkar from World Sports Group (WSG), the official Manager for Sachin Tendulkar's brand and commercial interests across the world.


The film is going to be directed by sports film specialist James Erskine, a London-based award-winning writer, director and producer. Ravi Bhagchandka, the founder of 200 Not Out said, “Erskine is a master in making films on sports personalities like ONE NIGHT IN TURIN, (football) ; BATTLE OF THE SEXES (Tennis); Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist' (Cycle). He has also directed a cricket film, FROM THE ASHES.” 

“We want to pay an inimitable tribute to the supreme accomplishment of Bharat Ratna, Sachin Tendulkar, hence we wanted to settle for a director, who is the best and nothing less,” he quipped. 

Krishna Ananthan briefing the media said, “Sachin Tendulkar has given his consent for the film and is quite excited about the film.” He added, “Besides acting Sachin is passionately involved in the making of the film and has shared many of his untold anecdotes into the making of the film that has added an extra spice that will come as a surprise to the viewers.” 

“The shooting of the film has been going on for the past year and we aim to release the film by the end of this year in minimum 2,000 theatres across the world,” revealed Krishna Ananthan.