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Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush launch ‘Shamitabh’ trailer with Akshara Haasan

Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush, lead actors of R. Balki's forthcoming film 'Shamitabh', launched the trailer of the film at a grand event at Eros theatre in Mumbai.

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush, lead actors of R. Balki's forthcoming film 'Shamitabh', launched the trailer of the film at a grand event at Eros theatre in Mumbai on Tuesday (January 6). (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Amitabh Bachchan, who is the lead character in the film, was dapper in a black suit with shades. (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Dhanush, who stole the show in ‘Raanjhanaa’, was equally smart in black as he flashed his pearly whites. (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Kamal Haasan's daughter Akshara, who will be marking her Bollywood debut with 'Shamitabh', was chic in a black dress with strappy heels. (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Amitabh Bachchan shared pictures of the launch on Twitter, saying, “#ShamitabhTrailer release .. felt like ol'times .. like it was premier of film !!” (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Amitabh Bachchan exchanges a few words with his young co-stars Dhanush and Akshara. (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Big B was in his element as he sat atop a commode and sang 'Piddly loo' before wrapping up the shoot. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

The 'Shamitabh' trio: Dhanush, Akshara and Amitabh Bachchan. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Amitabh Bachchan hugs Balki. The duo has previously worked together in 'Paa' and 'Cheeni Kum'. (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

R. Balki chats with a shy Akshara on stage. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Talking about her experience in working with Dhanush and Amitabh Bachhcan, Akshara said, "I really look up to Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush but when we got on sets, they made me feel very comfortable, they made things easier for me." (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Filmmaker R. Balki, who has earlier given hits like 'Paa' and 'Cheeni Kum', was also present. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Dhanush said: “Here in Bollywood, I have nothing to lose so I experiment with my characters. I am thankful to Balki who has given me this film. I don’t have anything to lose here." (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Amitabh Bachchan revealed that for 'Shamitabh', they have recorded the dialogues first before shooting for the film. (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Big B signs autographs. (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

R. Balki, his director wife Gauri Shinde, P C Sreeram and Amitabh Bachchan interact with the press. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch
Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

The crowd goes berserk on seeing the megastar. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

The 'Shamitabh' team: Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, R. Balki, Gauri Shinde, P.C. Sreeram and Amitabh Bachchan. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Shamitabh trailer launch

Akshara Haasan was accompanied by her mother and veteran actress Sarika. (Source: Express Photo by Prakash Yeram)

Sarika, Akshara Haasan

Sarika proudly captures some of the moments during the evening. (Source: Varinder Chawla)