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Amitabh Bachchan, Ashutosh Gowariker To Team Up

PTI 01 Aug 2011, 21:20:46 IST
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After Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan, Ashutosh Gowariker is all set to work with the legend, Mr Amitabh Bachchan in his next. Big B will play the lead in Gowariker's next film all set to go on floors next year, reports Times of India.

Though the industry is abuzz with speculations about Big B's role in the film being similar to James Bond, a source close to the project revealed, “No, it's not a James Bond type of role. Amitji simply will be seem playing a detective in the film.”

Currently, Gowariker is busy scouting for the locations for his still untitled project. “Amitji loved the story and his role,” added the source.

Ashutosh Gowariker has always been bit of a perfectionist since his Lagaan days. With films like Swades, Jodhaa Akbar and his last release Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, it can be safely said, that the filmmaker believes in didactic or historical features on a big canvas.

However, with the Big B, the director seems to have shifted his stance a bit. Gowariker has many ideas for his next film, but when Amitji said ‘yes', he decided to stop looking beyond. Gowariker is very happy and excited about kicking off a film with Amitji. He is very happy since his dream of working with Big B is finally coming true.”

Ashutosh Gowariker and the Bachchans, interestingly, go back a long way. In 2009, Gowariker at an award function declared that it should have been Bachchan bahu Aishwarya winning the best actress award and not Priyanka Chopra for Fashion on Jaya Bachchan's prodding. Mrs Big B had mentioned then, that she couldn't understand why Ash's performance in Jodhaa Akbar was not acknowledged by the jury.

Gowariker then moved on to work with Junior Bachchan Abhishek in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se. Also, he had worked with Amitabh Bachchan behind the screen when he lent his voice for the superhit Lagaan, ten years back.