Paa ‘Introducing Amitabh Bachchan’
The biggest bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan who has given forty years of his life to the showbiz business will be re-introduced in Balki’s forthcoming movie, ‘Paa’. According to reports, in the credit titles of ‘Paa’ the name of Amitabh Bachchan will read as ‘Introducing Amitabh Bachchan’.
Balki confirmed the reports and said, “The credits will read ‘Starring Abhishek Bachchan…Vidya Balan…Introducing Amitabh Bachchan.’ I truly believe this is Mr Bachchan’s first film, because he has never played a 12-year-old. His character is named Auro… No, it’s not short for Aurobindo. He’s just…Auro. And if there are any members of the audience who haven’t seen him before, they won’t recognise him at all in the film.”
Talking about Big B, who is playing the character of a 12-year –old kid in the film said that he used to behave like a 10-years-old on the film set. “Why 12-year-old? Mr Bachchan behaved like a 10-year-old on the sets. He just allowed the child within him to surface to become Auro. He threw so many tantrums just like an uncontrollable child that we had to literally discipline him at times. On the sets, he would also stomp his feet like a brat and just go on whining, ‘I want…I want…I want!’ until he got what he wanted. We were frightened by the level he had imbibed his character,” Balki said.
In the flick, ‘Paa’ Big B is portraying the character of ‘Auro’ who is addicted to chocolate for which the actor was required to eat lot of chocolates despite of his ill health. “We had to often pull those bars of chocolate away from his hands. You see, chocolates are good for the metabolism level of those who suffer from Progeria. So Auro had to be shown constantly eating chocolates,” said Balki.
“I sure hope the awards will honour him in the child category or the debutant category,” Balki jokingly said.