Bollywood’s two veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor have come together almost after 3 decades for the upcoming film 102 Not Out. The film is based on the Gujarati play of the same name and will be directed by Umesh Shukla. In fact, the actors will even speak a few lies in Gujarati in the film.
It features Amitabh as a 102 year-old-man and Rishi Kapoor as his 75 year-old-son.
Few days ago, Rishi Kapoor shared the news on twitter and wrote, “Wonderful to work again with the Legendary Amitabh Bachchan. Thank you Amitji, it never felt the 26 years old hiatus. We connected instantly!”
Well Taran has also shared the first look of this father-son jodi of Amitabh and Rishi. He captioned the image as “Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor reunite after almost 3 decades for director Umesh Shukla’s #102NotOut… Filming commences in Mumbai…”
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor reunite after almost 3 decades for director Umesh Shukla’s #102NotOut… Filming commences in Mumbai… pic.twitter.com/hnaTnpZm1f
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 19, 2017
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the shooting of the film begun this week on Wednesday (May 17) in Mumbai and will continue till the end of the month. The next schedule will be in July and the shooting will conclude at the end of the month.
The film is directed by Umesh Shukla, who previously helmed movies like Oh My God and All Is Well. “Amitji and Rishiji are collaborating after 26 years. They are playing Gujarati characters for the first time. Being a Gujarati myself, I had certain references in my mind which we used to create their look.”
“They are already good with the language and have a tutor on the set to guide them. All of us are having a blast. Both are extremely dedicated actors and have their own methods of working. We did a three-four days workshop last month and it was so much fun!” he added.
Amitabh and Rishi have previously worked together in films like Naseeb, Amar Akbar Anthony and Kabhie Kabhie.