Akshara Haasan who makes her debut in R Balki’s Shamitabh plays a tough role in the film, according to the film-maker. “She’s playing a person who is dealing with the massive egos of two men played by Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush. Even though it is her first film, she has pulled off the role beautifully. She’s a natural actress and did not require any training in acting. She did, however, prepare for the role by working on her diction and speech modulation, with N.K. Sharma who trains a lot of theatre actors in Delhi. And it worked really well for her. Even though she was spontaneous when she came to the sets on the first day, I could see that she was well prepared,” said Balki.
Calling the shots
Even though the film-maker did not divulge what her role in the film is, the buzz is that she is playing Dhanush’s girlfriend and is reportedly an assistant director on a film and gets Amitabh Bachchan to be Dhanush’s voice