Balki must be drunk: Initial reaction of Amitabh Bachchan on reading his scripts

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2015 14:27 IST

Amitabh Bachchan has said that the ideas, with which director R Balki approaches him everytime, are so out of the world that his first reaction is always 'he must be drunk'.

Speaking at the trailer launch of Balki's next Shamitabh, the megastar said he was amazed how the director always comes up with unique scripts. "Whenever Balki comes to me with a script, my initial reaction is that he must be drunk - his scripts are so unique. When he narrated me the story of Shamitabh I was surprised. I had a similar feeling when he offered me Cheeni Kum and Paa. He was very clear about what he wanted from me, including my looks," the actor said.

Shamitabh also features Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, the younger daughter of actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika, in lead roles. The 72-year-old actor has previously worked with Balki in films like Cheeni Kum in which he played a 60-plus chef in love with a much younger woman and Paa, which saw him don the role of a child suffering from progeria.

Bachchan will be seen sporting a rugged, unkempt look. "We got few make up artistes from abroad and they worked with my own make up guy Deepak to create my look with beard."

"I think each one of them had their own capacity and style and many times when you are working with the legacy of actors or you come from a family of actors the obvious comparisons start. Whether you look like your father, whether you are acting like your brother or you look like your sister. With Dhanush and Akshara I would say - they will create their own legacy," Amitabh said.

Shamitabh is slated to hit theatres on February 6.

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