Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Hassan were in London to promote their upcoming film ‘Shamitabh’. The film, directed by R. Balakrishnan, releases in the first week of February.
The title ‘Shamitabh’ has evoked tremendous curiosity as well as criticism. When questioned about the same, Bachchan said “A lot of people have been intrigued by the title and feel that my name has been incorporated for some kind of sensation. That is quite untrue. The title actually comes out of the script of the film. It’s a story of two individuals who have different exceptional qualities and what happens when they come together. I give my voice to the character of Dhanush, an aspect of the film which was a first for me”
Not many are aware of the fact that Shahrukh Khan was the first choice to play the role that Dhanush portrays in the film. It was SHarukh + AMITABH that Balki originally had in mind while scripting the film.
Exclusive pictures from the London Press Meet below.