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AbRam (SRK’s son) and Aaradhya (Abhishek and Aishwarya’s daughter) are undoubtedly two of the most popular star kids on the block currently. While it remains to be seen if they grow up to follow their illustrious parents footsteps, Shah Rukh Khan had recently quipped on how both kids could make for a great pair in future.
During the promotions of Dilwale, when Shah Rukh Khan was asked about the possible actor pair who could replace SRK-Kajol in future, King Khan said, ‘AbRam-Aaradhya’. Though his ‘Dilwale’ co-star Kajol disagreed with him saying AbRam is younger than Aaradhya, SRK had said ‘Love has no age.’
And this comment of Shah Rukh Khan has certainly left Aaradhya’s grandfather and megastar Amitabh Bachchan pleased. At the press conference of Wazir on Sunday (January 3) when Big B was asked about his thoughts on SRK’s comment, he said, “If he has said that….unke mooh main ghee, shakar doodh aur sab kuch.”
Amitabh Bachchan said that his wife Jaya Bachchan has watched the movie twice. “She is my wife, so of course we will talk (about the film)… Not once, she has watched the film twice.”
To this, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who is producing “Wazir”, added, “When she (Jaya) went to watch it the first time we were nervous, when she went the second time we were drinking champagne. She has watched the film twice in three days.”
Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, “Wazir” is the story of two unusual friends – a paralysed chess grandmaster, played by Bachchan, and a grief stricken ATS officer, enacted by Farhan Akhtar – brought together by a twist of fate.
Chopra said that Bachchan went through a “lot of pain” to play the the role of a man who has no legs. (Read: I am an admirer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s work: Amitabh Bachchan)
“He went through a lot of pain for this role. It is very difficult to perform a person who has no legs when you actually have legs, and you’re pretending, acting that you don’t have. You will see what an incredible job he has done.”
Amitabh Bachchan, who has earlier collaborated with Chopra in “Eklavya- The Royal Guard”, said when he first started working with him, “two ladies” from Bollywood had given him different opinions.
“When I was going to work with him for the first time, two ladies gave me warnings. The first one said he will take care of you and will be the best producer ever to work with. The second one asked me when am I leaving, I said tomorrow, she said okay then I’ll talk to you day after because you’ll return.”
On being asked who the ladies were, the ‘Piku’ actor said, “Then it’ll be public… Okay, the first lady was Preity Zinta, the second was my wife.”
Amitabh Bachchan’s Wazir also starring Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari will release on January 8. (With PTI inputs)