Buzz is, the title ‘Shamitabh’, combines the last two alphabets from Dhanush’s name with Amitabh Bachchan Sr’s widely recognised first name.
But why the weird title? In the film, Dhanush plays a deaf and mute junior artiste while Amitabh plays the man who finally gives him his voice.
When a prominent media house contacted Balki, he explained the choice of title, saying, “Yes, we’ve finally titled the film ‘Shamitabh’, as in ‘Sh’ before Amitabh. It is the name of a character in the film. We’re half way through our shoot and we’ve enjoyed every bit of our journey so far.”
The film which will mark the debut of Kamal Haasan’s younger daughter, Akshara, has been in production since February and has been shot in Mumbai, Goa and Ooty.
If rumours were anything to go by, the movie was also going to have Shah Rukh Khan as a part of the cast. However, those rumours were eventually quashed when Balki confirmed that Dhanush would be playing the part in the film. This is perhaps R. Balki’s most ambitious venture till date.
Well, only time will tell if the freaky title and a stellar star cast can entertain the audiences or no!
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