Amitabh Bachchan is set to recreate the magic of Amar Akbar Anthony in a special track for Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan.
In the song, he will be seen with his son Abhishek and actor Ajay Devgan. The 69-year-old will recreate the iconic entry scene from the famous “My Name is Anthony Gonsalves” song. The original video, shot in 1977, showed Amitabh popping out of a life-sized egg and a similar stunt has been replicated for the Bol Bachchan title track video.
Amitabh has already finished shooting for the cameo appearance in Bol Bachchan. “I spent the day recording for the song to be picturised on Abhishek, Ajay and myself for Bol Bachchan, a film directed by Rohit Shetty. It seemed a fun song, with lyrics and words taken from some of my old ones,” Amitabh wrote on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.
The actor has also lent his voice for the track, featuring some of his iconic dialogues from Amar Akbar Anthony and other films that resonate well with today’s generation.
Amitabh, who recently underwent two abdominal surgeries, says recreating the era gone by has become a norm these days, something that makes him ponder if it is time for him to call it quits. “Everyone that comes with a project starts off by telling me sequences that have involved me in some earlier film of mine; a dialogue, a song, an action sequence or just simple comedy. The song in Bol Bachchan is no different,” he said.
“When they start recreating your ‘stuff’, is it an indication that the days are over. That nothing fresh and new can be expected.”
Bol Bachchan, a Fox Star Studios presentation, is a comic caper which also features Asin and Prachi Desai. It is slated to be released on July 6.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2012.