Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has expressed a desire to work with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and also Salman Khan in his action-packed films.
“It is my dream to work with Mr Bachchan. I want to do an action film with him. I have not really told him that I want to work with him in a full-fledged film,” Shetty told PTI.
Bachchan had done a special song in Shetty’s directorial ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012). Additionally, Bachchan had lent his voice for the opening episode of fifth season of action-adventure reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’, hosted by Shetty. “Though I have worked with him in Bol Bachchan (where Mr Bachchan did a cameo), I want to work with him again. I was in an awe of him,” the filmmaker said.
Shetty says that he has been a fan of Bachchan’s since childhood. He says his favourites films featuring Bachchan are ‘Zanjeer’ (1973), ’Amar Akbar Anthony’ (1977) and ‘Deewar’ (1975). “I used to go to the sets of his films with my dad (veteran stunt-master-actor M B Shetty) and observe him. I still get scared when he is around,” he said.
On being asked about Khan, he commented, “I would love to do a film with him. But it has to be something big for us to come together, like how I and Shah Rukh Khan came together for Chennai Express. As of now there is nothing in hand (any script for Salman).”
Meanwhile, Shetty’s next offering us ‘Singham Returns’ which stars Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor Khan and is scheduled to release on 15th August.