In a post on social media, the producer, who worked with Bachchan in ‘Chehre’, announced their new collaboration saying, “After hearing a line he said he’ll do it, he’ll do it for me, he’ll do it for his. faith in me First time in a Gujarati film!”
Admitting that he was surprised at the actor’s decision to join the film, he said, “One day I approached him with the script of my next Gujarati film and did ‘Fakt Mahilao Mate’. I was scared. He is a superstar and what I have offered him is a regional cinema and that too in a cameo.”
Relieved that the actor agreed to star in the film, Pandit added that Big B even went ahead to do it for free and refused any remuneration. “I was overwhelmed; Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, the Millennium star had agreed to act in the Gujarati film just because of the bond we share. Although he would not receive his fees for this performance, nothing was less important to him. to be on the shooting floor or to act with Gujrati actors; he did everything with immense involvement and interest,
said the producer.
He also revealed that Bachchan wanted to do his own dubbing for the film despite being offered a dubbing artist to provide his Gujarati voice. Anand said, “I told him that we will have a voice artist on his side as adopting the Gujrati language would be upsetting to him and we would not want to disturb him further.”
Much to the surprise of the producer, Bachchan said, “Anand Ji humara kaam he to hum hi karenge. Aap humara kaam dekhiye, achha na lage to fir voice over karvaiyega. Apne artist pe bharosa rakhiye, aap ko nirash nahi karenge.”
“How humble he could be even at this height of his career, with so many achievements and experience. Not only that, he actually learned Gujarati accents and finished the dubbing in just 45 minutes. He made sure to benefit from the utmost perfection. The drive to learn, dedication to work and humility make him who he is today,” Pandit concluded.
‘Fakt Mahilao Mate’ is slated to hit the big screen on August 19. The film will see Amitabh in a cameo alongside Yash Soni and Deeksha Joshi. Directed by Jay Bodas, ‘Fakt Mahilao Mate’ is touted as a family comedy and will hit theaters on the occasion of Janmashtami.
Sharing some details about the film, Anand Pandit said, “Fakt Mahilao Mate is a social comedy and deals with issues that every member of the audience and especially all women will identify with. We are conveying an important social message without being preachy in a way which will make people laugh and also think. This film is also very special for me because after ‘Chehre’, I am working with Amit ji again. It was simply amazing to see him adapt to the environment depicted in the story and mastering the linguistic nuances his character needed. His facility with Gujarati vocabulary blew me away and his professionalism on the sets and in the dubbing studios is of course legendary!”
Big B will also be seen in Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming original ‘Brahmastra’ which is slated to release in September. He is also shooting ‘Project K’ with Deepika Padukone and Prabhas.
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