Bhootnath Returns crew surprised by Amitabh Bachchan's memory
For Bhootnath Returns, Big B delivered a lengthy monologue without the help of a teleprompter. "The scene was an intense, satirical take on the current situation in the country, and the frustration of the common man against the prevailing scenario."bollywood Updated: Mar 11, 2014 10:57 IST
Be it the 'I can talk English, I can walk English' line from Namak Halaal (1982) or the famous prelude to the
'Mere paas maa hai'
exchange from Deewaar (1975) —
’s popular dialogues are quoted even today.
And now the veteran actor has achieved another feat by delivering another long monologue for his upcoming film
in one take, without the aid of a teleprompter.
A source reveals, "The scene was an intense, satirical take on the current situation in the country, and the frustration of the common man against the prevailing scenario. The long monologue included some 15 to 20 lengthy sentences. It needed to be delivered with heightened emotion. And he (Bachchan) did so with great ease. Everyone on the set was left awestruck."
The director of the movie, Nitesh Tiwari, says, "It was a lengthy line with powerful words, which needed to be shot in a single go. Though we had arranged for a teleprompter for his convenience, Mr Bachchan waved it away saying he did not need it, and delivered the entire monologue in one take with apt emotions and expressions. We didn’t need any other takes or re-shoots; the scene was just perfect."
First Published: Mar 11, 2014 10:50 IST