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Big B's AB Corp to focus on quality movies

entertainment Updated: Nov 21, 2009 20:21 IST
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Amitabh BAchchanAmitabh Bachchan's film production company AB Corp, which was at the brink of bankruptcy some time back, is looking for a revival with upcoming film Paa and Bollywood megastar says that their mantra this time is to "do little but good work".

Directed by R Balakrishnan of Cheeni Kum fame, the film will see Abhishek Bachchan playing reel-life father to Big B, who will be seen as a 13-year-old suffering from progeria, a rare disease of premature ageing among children.

"AB Corp has minimised its field of activity. We want to keep the company strong and hold hands and work. We are happy doing our small little things," Bachchan told PTI in an interview.

"We have been making films since 1995. Our recent films have been Virrudh with Mahesh Manjrekar and Family with Rajkumar Santoshi. Paa comes after a gap. We didn't find a good opportunity in between," he said.

Slated to release on December 4, Bachchan said the film has been produced on a budget of Rs 15 crores.

The first corporate entity in the Hindi film industry to produce movies since 1995, AB Corp, earlier known as Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL) has seen several highs and lows to survive the entertainment world.

"We were the first to become a Corporation. We are lauded and criticised. After five years, many such companies came up and Corporatisation suddenly become a big thing and the ultimate way of how entertainment industry should function," the actor said.