Thrilled to team up

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Feb 2018 10:53:43



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 recently.

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.