The Bachchan influence on the sets of Shootout At Wadala continues. If his Yaarana outfit was a source of inspiration for Priyanka Chopra’s dance number Babli Badmaash,John takes inspiration from Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Tiger’ avtar from Hum.
“White shirt,black trousers,black jacket and a red stole,the combination worn by Amitabh Bachchan was a rage when he wooed Kimi Katkar for a kiss. Now that Sunny Leone is throwing an open invitation without disguising words,John Abraham is more than happy to comply. Though the setting is different from the factory backdrop that Jumma Chumma had (Laila is set in a mohalla),the fun element remains constant. What adds on to the vintage quotient is John Abraham getting into the Big B dress,” informs a source from Balaji.
Director Sanjay Gupta says,”You can’t claim to make a film set in the bygone era and not get influenced by Mr. Bachchan. We all have grown up on his films. His songs like Saara Zamaana (Yaarana) and Jumma Chumma (Hum) are chartbusters of the times gone by. I am proud and honoured to be living those times again with my songs.”
Though John didn’t even attempt matching Big B’s steps in Laila,he made sure that the ever-so-memorable outfit never lost its sheen on him.