Shotgun wants someone to write a film for him and Big B
Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha (above), who’s acted
with Amitabh Bachchan (right) in films such as Bombay to Goa (1972) and Dostana (1980), says he wants someone to write a film for them.
Shatrughan, who was last seen playing a a politician in Ram Gopal Varma’s 2010 film Rakta Charitra, is planning to return to acting soon. “But the role has to justify my presence. I was supposed to play my daughter Sonakshi’s father in Akira. Everyone decided it was better if we came together in a film that justified our presence together. There was an offer from Anurag Kashyap but it didn’t work out,” he said.
Speaking about working with Bachchan, he said, “We did some outstanding work together. We had our differences, but he was and is a caring and giving co-star. I remember during the shooting of our first film together... Bombay To Goa, Amitabh accidentally hit my face with his elbow and my nose began to bleed profusely. He panicked more than I did.”
“I’ll never forget the worry on his face. Today, we are both experienced, mature and hopefully, wise souls. Someone should write another film for us.”
Shatrughan recently received a lifetime achievement award. Later, the actor-politician took off for a pilgrimage to Shirdi with his friend and chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, Pahlaj Nihalani.
“It’s been an eventful time. I was finally honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Late but welcome. However, I must say that awards to me and Amitabh Bachchan at this juncture of our respective lives and careers can only be meaningful if they serve as an inspiration for the younger generations,” said the actor.
“Having said that, I can’t deny the fact that a lifetime achievement award is no longer seen as a full stop that it used to be. Look at Amitabh. He wins a lifetime achievement award every year. And he continues to do great work. Piku and Pink are outstanding films.”