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Amitabh, Shatrughan reunite on screen!

April 02, 2008 16:27 IST

Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha will reunite on screen after 26 years. The last time we saw them together was in Yash Chopra's Kaala Patthar.

Now, Yaar Meri Zindagi, which releases this month, will feature both actors in pivotal roles. And in case you are wondering why you haven't heard of the casting coup in this film before, the reason is Yaar Meri Zindagi has been lying in the cans for 37 years!

The shooting of Yaar Meri Zindagi started in 1971 when the actors were still relative newcomers in the industry. Due to several obstacles, including finances, distribution and lack of dates, the film did not get released.

The film also stars Sharda, Sudha Chandran, Ranjeet and Iftikhar, and has music scored by the late R D Burman. It has been produced and directed by debutant Ashok Gupta.

Yaar Meri Zindagi is about friendship between a rich and a poor man and the subsequent crack later on -- a subject that has been explored umpteen times by Bollywood in the 1970s.

Though the verdict of this film on the box office is a foregone conclusion, nevertheless the dynamic jodi of Amitabh and Shatrughan would be a treat for their fans.

Girish Rao