“When Balki sir gave me the synopsis and read the script, I was very sure about it and the fact that I will do it,” says Akshara.
Because of Ilaiyaraaja, Shamitabh is special.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he has always admired his “Shamitabh” co-star Dhanush as an actor.
Amitabh Bachchan has sung the national anthem, sans any accompanying music, for his forthcoming film ‘Shamitabh’ and it was shot at the Jorasanko Thakurbari in Kolkata.
Dhanush says debutant Akshara Haasan has the most challenging role in their forthcoming film “Shamitabh”.
Calling Dhanush one of the most “intelligent actors” of the country, R Balki, who has directed the actor in “Shamitabh”, wishes he had met him earlier.
R Balki on Shamitabh, his obsession with Amitabh Bachchan and Ilaiyaraaja’s inspiring music
The film industry came together at the Shamitabh music launch honour Ilaiyaraaja for his 1000th film.
At the music lauch of their younger daughter Akshara’s Bollywood debut ‘Shamitabh’, it so happened that Kamal Haasan and Sarika came face to face and even greeted each other warmly.
‘Yeh aawaaz toh kutte ke munh par bhi achchhi lagegi’ – that summarises the story of the millenium, for when Amitabh Bachchan speaks, you listen.
The music of filmmaker R Balki’s much awaited film “Shamitabh” was unveiled by Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar in the presence of the entire star cast of the film.
Actors Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan and Sridevi Tuesday came together to celebrate the 1,000th film of music composer Ilaiyaraaja at the music launch of “Shamitabh”.
Amitabh Bachchan said: “I have never dared to sing in front of Illaiyaraaja because I found it very embarrassing.”
Akshara Haasan, daughter of veteran actor Kamal Haasan, landed the role thanks to director R. Balakrishnan.
Amitabh Bachchan says ‘Shamitabh’ revolves around two individuals, who come together for a purpose, but drift apart due to their ego.
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