Away from the hustle of the city, AvalokitaPandey from One World News, caught up with Amitabh Bachchan and the team of his upcoming movie ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, athotel J W Marriot in New Delhi.
The movie is a sequel of ‘Bhoothnath’, which was released in 2008. The sequel returns with much comedy and fear this time. Directed by NiteshTiwari and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Abhay Chopra, it introduces ParthBhalerao, the child artist, who makes his debut in the Bollywood industry.
How was your experience working with legendary Amitabh Bachchan?
Producer Abhay Choprasays– It was a dream come true for me and T-Series to work with him.
ParthBhalerao – At first, I was a little scared but now I am not. (On this, Amitabh gave a surprised look and smiles). Parth further adds that Amitabh Sir is quite friendly, and is always fresh and energetic.
How important is the role of supporting actors?
Amitabh Bachchan – In the movie, RanbirKapoor is an artist who promotes certain messages. And, Shah Rukh Khan plays a small but a significant character. Without his role, the movie could not have been completed.
The movie is releasing a day after the Elections. So, is there any message that you want to convey?
Director NiteshTiwari– The shooting of the movie had started a half and year ago. Though we were aware of the LokSabha elections that falls in every five years but it has nothing to do with the movie.
Amitabh added- We are very proud of the movie and the message that it gives. However, there are no tricks, but only truth is exposed in a simple manner.
Is it difficult to train children on set?
Amitabh- No, not at all. In fact, sometimes the case is reversed. We adults, usually get conscious in front of the camera whereas, children are quite natural actors. They are always relaxed and perform naturally.
Are you afraid of ghosts in real life?
Parth– Yes, I do fear ghosts and supernatural things.
Amitabh– I was afraid of ghosts or going to dark places during childhood. But that’s not the case anymore. As I haven’t seen any! (Counter questions the audience about their experience of encountering any? And in response, the audience laughs with him!)
Though I am not afraid of ghosts, but still there are other things in life that scares me, like not being able to live up to the people’s expectations and the commercial status of the films.
Further Amitabh Bachchan says, “Bhoothnath Returns start from the point where Part One ends. The movie portrays the lives of ghosts between death and reincarnation.Sometimes they are made to wait, as the delay occurs due to ‘technical fault’.”
Singer Honey Singh has composed a party song for the movie- ‘Party with Bhoothnath’. The track has already rocked the dance floor even before its release.
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