In a clash of titans, Amitabh Bachchan’s home production Bbuddah-Hoga Terra Baap is set to release July 1 and Aamir Khan’s Delhi Belly will hit the screens on the same day. The megastar is quite excited about it. Bbuddah… is about an old man who feels young, and will see Amitabh, 68, riding a Harley Davidson, while Delhi Belly is about three friends living together in a bachelor pad in the capital.
More than being nervous about the clash, Amitabh is excited that Bbuddah… is releasing before his other film Aarakshan. “It now seems probable that Bbuddah even though started its shot after the shoot for Aarakshan was over, has finished before. And…now is set to be released before Aarakshan too. Bbuddah on July 1st,” Amitabh posted on his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com.
Aarakshan, a film on caste-based reservations, directed by Prakash Jha, will hit the screens Aug 12 and Big B is looking forward to both releases. “Two films after a long gap and two very different roles and films. The first a dramatic, fun, film. The latter more intense, topical, and edgy, very sincere and touching, on a topic and subject which many talk of behind closed doors but never outside,” he wrote.
The veteran star says he is glad he is able to maintain variety at his age. “As an actor I feel elated that there is diversity on offer. When you are nearing 70 it does become scarce … the offers. But the challenge that comes by in the offering is immense. There is an opportunity of getting characters to play that may have been not too easy to play when you were younger. Or even if there was an opportunity, the commerce did not allow it.”