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Teaming up with Chintuji for has been greatest joy: Big B

Friday - February 9, 2018 1:20 pm , Category : ART & LITERATURE
 Teaming up with Chintuji for has been greatest joy: Big B
Teaming up with Chintuji for has been greatest joy: Big B

Mumbai Feb 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says teaming up with veteran Rishi Kapoor for the upcoming film "102 Not Out" has been a great joy for him.



"Teaming up with Chintuji after so many years... after so many successful historic films has been the greatest joy during 102 Not Out ... A novel story competent direction and a most qualified crew has made the experience even greater " Amitabh said in a statement.

Amitabh will be playing a 102-year-old father of 75-year-old Rishi in the film directed by Umesh Shukla.

"I know the country loves the younger fresh and vibrant new generation -- as it should deservedly -- but who ever said the oldies are not capable to do similar... we know you may not love us but given a chance we shall not disappoint you either... and that is as immodest as I can get. Badumba!" he added.

Rishi added that he is glad to reunite with Big B.

"Being in 102 Not Out brought back a lot of fond memories and fun I have shared with Amitji during my younger days. I am glad to reunite with him on such a special and unusual film. It will definitely delight our fans!" Rishi said in a statement.

Billed as a most unusual father-and-son love story the film is based on playwright Saumya Joshi s well-known Gujarati play by the same name.

"The idea of adapting it into a Hindi feature came from the fact that the relationship between a parent and a child is universal and the one where love supersedes everything else including age! Amitabh Sir and Rishi Sir together are a dream cast for anyone " Shukla said.

Sony Pictures has joined Treetop Entertainment and Benchmark Pictures for Shukla s directorial.

The director said that he is thankful to Treetop Entertainment for helping him realise his vision and "we couldn t have asked for a better partner than Sony Pictures India to take this universal story to global audiences as we hope to bring them one of the finest cinematic experiences."

" 102 Not Out is unlike any other film you have seen and along with Treetop Entertainment and Benchmark Pictures we promise you that it will take you on a journey of a lifetime " said Vivek Krishnani Managing Director Sony Pictures Entertainment India.

The film will release on May 4.

--IANS
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