Amitabh Bachchan: “I am not doing Shakti again”

Lakh Baddhan

Senior Editor


Earlier this week, rumours were rife that the classic Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan classic ‘Shakti’ was going to be remade by producer Harish Sugandh.

A couple of days later, its now been denied by Sugandh. He was cited in The Asian Age saying, “It is not possible to remake Shakti today. The report is completely untrue. My son and my nephew are planning a film together, but it’s got nothing to do with Shakti. Why would we remake Shakti? It was a classic, no doubt, but it didn’t click on release. Where would I get Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan, who are the A-Z of film acting?”

Sugandh also laughed off rumours about the proposed cast, which suggested Bachchan could be roped into playing Kumar’s role. He said, “These writers are even doing their own casting. There is no truth to this at all. Shakti was a very dry subject. We are not even thinking of remaking it.”

The Big B also added to the denial. He said, “I am not doing Shakti again. I am not playing Dilip sahab’s role.”