Director R. Balakrishnan better known as Balki is all set to direct Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and AB Junior and wife Aishwarya in his next movie. The upcoming film which is still untitled will be the first movie to star all the four Bachchans together.
Balki is known to be close to the Bachchans and he has decided to cast all of them together as he is sure that it will be a certain crowd puller. Amitabh and son Abhishek have starred together in Balki’s earlier movie “Paa” for which Bachchan Sr. won the national award for Best Actor, for his portrayal of a child suffering from the congenital disease, Progeria.
Abhishek Bachchan played father to Amitabh in the movie which saw them in a reversal of their real life roles. While “Paa” was not much of a commercial success at home, it got the approval of critics for Amitabh’s portrayal of a child suffering form Progeria. The film also served to educate people about the rare disease and its causes.
Amitabh and Balki have also worked together earlier in “Cheeni Kum” which saw Amitabh in an unconventional role of a Chef in his sixties, who is single and falls in love with a young woman who is only thirty years old, played by Tabu. The romantic comedy is filmed against the backdrop of London and is credited with having excellent cinematography and underplayed humour.
The details including when Balki’s latest venture starring the Bachchan clan will commence shooting has not yet been revealed with the director keeping mum about any specifics. This news comes after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had stated to the media that she will not star in movies with her husband.
Aishwarya is currently riding high on the success of Rajnikanth starrer Endhiran/ Robot, which has raked in millions in box office collections. She is currently filming for Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed “Guzaarish” in which she is paired opposite Hrithik Roshan and is said to share sizzling chemistry with on the screen. Hrithik was earlier not invited to Aishwarya and Abhishek’s wedding as Abhishek was not entirely comfortable with his wife to be, Aishwarya, sharing a liplock on screen with Hrithik in Dhoom 2.