By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Having forgotten the fiasco that was God Tussi Great Ho, Amitabh Bachchan is all set to team up with writer-director Rumi Jaffrey again.
This time Rumi will direct the Big B in a contemporary thriller of the kind the iconic star-actor has never attempted before.
Says Rumi, “I’ve burnt my fingers once already with God Tussi Great Ho. I don’t know what went wrong with that. It had everything going for it. It had a potent mix of Bachchan Saab, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra. (Producer) Sajid Nadiadwala told me he would’ve gone through the roof with a cast like that. Unfortunately my producer was stuck with another film and my film just became a victim of so many circumstances beyond my control.”
This time, Rumi wants to make sure that his collaboration with the Big B doesn’t go wrong.
Says the writer-turned-director, “It’s very kind of Bachchan Saab to even entertain another offer from me after what happened in our earlier film. I guess somewhere he has faith in me.”
Interestingly, Rumi insisted that the Big B read his script. “I told him I won’t narrate the script. It’s an idea that comes alive only in reading it.I’ve written a thriller for him which only he can do justice to. Also, I had to make sure it was something he had never attempted before. At this juncture of his career Bachchan Saab needs new challenges.”
Barring one other established actor all the actors in Rumi’s Bachchan vehicle would be fresh actors.