Power-packed duo Shahanshah and Badshah aka Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have worked in several Bollywood flicks in the past like Mohabbatein, Veer-Zaara, Paheli, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The two stalwarts of Bollywood are going to collaborate after four long years in director Sujoy Ghosh’s directorial venture Badla that also stars Taapsee Pannu. However, instead of acting, Shah Rukh will be one of the producers for the film. Big B and Taapsee are working together for the second time after Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s 2016 film Pink.
Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh told Mumbai Mirror, “When you get an actor like Amitabh Bachchan, half your battle is won as he’s every director’s delight and I’m extremely excited to direct him. Also, I have been trying to work with Taapsee for a while. This is the perfect story to collaborate with her on. My excitement is doubled now that the film is being produced by SRK. I couldn’t have asked for a better team and now it is time for work.”
Sujoy Ghosh’s crime thriller is an adaptation of the Spanish film The Invisible Guest (2014). Sujoy said that it is a superlative material for Amitabh Bachchan and is the best choice. “I thought it was superlative material for AB Sir and pitched it to him. Taapsee was already on-board, SRK also loved the source material and the collaboration happened seamlessly”, he added. He jokingly said “This is my first film with Taapsee and after the shoot finishes, I’ll get her some mental help. AB sir is cool, the coolest of them all.”
When asked if SRK will make an appearance in the film, Sujoy Ghosh answered, “SRK is the producer but like hell, I am going to stop him from making an appearance.”
Looking at the cast & plot, we can’t wait for the film to hit the theatres!