A lot have been written on the speculated bad-vide between Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan over the last few years. They have not been spotted together on the big screen since Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam. Now, both of them are going to appear in director Vivek Sharma’s next film Bhootnath. Though Amitabh Bachchan will play one of the central roles of the movie, Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in a special appearance. Produced by Ravi Chopra, the movie is slated for release on 9 May 2008.
Vivek Sharma, the director of the movie Bhootnath, has recently talked about these two great Bollywood and their relationship.
Hindustan Times reported:
Do you know you are the talk of the town? You have brought Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan together at a time when all does not seem well between them.
Actually, full credit goes to (producer) Ravi Chopra, who has been a good friend of Bachchan saab for 35 years. I have been working with Shah Rukh for 14 years (Sharma was the creative head of Red Chillies and worked on all SRK's films up to Paheli). He is like my local guardian. It just happened that though Bachchan saab was the protagonist of Bhootnath, I asked Shah Rukh to do a special appearance and he agreed.
Do you think the SRK-Bachchan angle has taken the limelight away from the film?
We never bothered about this angle. You will never hear the two stars talking about their supposed problems. Shah Rukh respects Bachchan saab. Both he and I call him Dada.
How did they react to reports of their tiff?
They simply didn't talk about it. When you are shooting you just think of your character, look, dialogue delivery and other things.
Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan reportedly have some personality prroblmes. However, both of them have been denying all these rumors. The movie Bhootnath is a movie in whcih a child ties his ill-temperd grand father with his love. The movie nwo seems to come up with big surprise for the Bollywood fans as Amitabh and Shah Rukh will be seen shairing the screen. Now, let us see if the movie goes well in the box office.