Panaji, Nov 21 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday said that every time director R Balki comes up with an innovative plot which makes him to ask him what he was drinking.
Speaking at the Indian Panorama section at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the Big B said,'Every time I work with him (Balki), he comes up with these weird ideas. I keep asking him how the hell will you be able to execute this and what the heck have you been drinking before you thought of this. But he has been successful in all his endeavours. He comes across with very unique ideas.”
Speaking about 'Paa', 'Shamitabh' and 'Chenni Kam', the films which the legendary actor has done with the former adman, Bachchan said, “R Balki had a very strong feeling about the illness called progeria. It is a terrible disease which children go through and they age very rapidly and by the age of 12 they start looking and behaving like people who are 75 years old and they don’t have much longer life after that.”
“Most of them perish after the age of 13. He felt that he could not just bring to the audience the concept of progeria is all about, but also build a lovely entertaining story around it,” he said.
The veteran actor, speaking further said, "Paa is one of those experiments of his. Pa actually means father in any other language and because its R Balki and because he is strange he wanted my son Abhishek to play my father’s role and me playing his son who is suffering from progeria."
This year, a retrospective of Amitabh Bachchan is being shown at IFFI in view of him being honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award this year.
IFFI 2019 will showcase six of the best films by Amitabh Bachchan in a separate section honoring the star’s achievement. (UNI)