Ranjib Mazumder / DNA Wednesday, July 7, 2010 11:01 IST
Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, who has mesmerised audiences nationwide, will be playing himself in a new movie. The actor will be playing Amitabh Bachchan himself in Karan Razdan's Bhatti on Chutti.
The film stars Anupam Kher who is an obsessed fan of Bachchan.
In the first draft of the film, only the bungalow of Big B was supposed to be shown in the film. But as the film progressed, the makers became ambitious and wanted to get Bachchan on-board.
So director Karan Razdan and Anupam Kher got in touch with him. And he agreed.
Karan confirms, "Yes, Amitabh Bachchan is there in our film and he is playing himself. This film does celebrate his stardom and the iconic figure he has become. When we approached him for the film, we showed him the five minute cut of the film. And he was sweet enough to act in the film."
However, while shooting for the film, Karan came to know that Big B was impressed with the film. "When we came on the sets to shoot, he took me aside and told me that he was very impressed with the film. Andwhen an actor of his stature tells you something like that, it definitely boosts your morale. I guess he knew that our film's concept is something very new and that's the reason he agreed to endorse it," he says.
Apparently, Big B didn't take a single penny for making a special appearance in his film. "This is between us; Mr Bachchan and me. I don't think I should be talking about the remuneration part," he says.
Anupam Kher plays the titular character who goes on holiday at the Lake District in London and gets entangled in a sinister game.
The comedy of errors reveals other secrets as the story unfolds.
Since Anupam plays an obsessed fan of Big B, Bachchan inspires him to do some good deeds.