Bollywood filmmaker Balki a.k.a. R. Balakrishnan’s new film is to star Big ‘B’ and Dhanush together for the first time. Balki, the director who made thought-provoking films such as Paa and Cheeni Kam, is to work with Amitabh Bachchan for the third consecutive time.
Balki’s new film is to star Dhanush, who debuted successfully in Hindi films with Raanjhanaa a few months back, alongside the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. The film will again have music by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. It’s to Dhanush’s credit that he has got the offer to star along Amitabh in only his second film in Hindi.
Significantly enough, Balki considered casting Shah Rukh Khan in the role and then decided to rope in Dhanush. P.C. Sriram would once again be aligning with Balki as the film’s cinematographer. A formal announcement about the launch of the film is to be made soon once the artistes and technicians to work in it are finalized.
Meanwhile, Dhanush has expressed his delight at the opportunity to rub shoulders with Amitabh, who was voted as the ‘superstar of the millennium’ a few years back via an on-line poll. “I’m extremely happy and consider myself fortunate to star along Amitabh Ji in only my second film. The fact that Maestro Ilaiyaraaja would be scoring the film’s music has made my joy limitless,” he says.