Shot­gun wants some­one to write a film for him and Big B

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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.”

PHOTO: SATISH BATE/HT

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