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Amitabh celebrates B&B, AAA

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Last updated on: May 27, 2020 12:44 IST
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IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan starred together for the first time in Bunty Aur Babli.

Amitabh Bachchan celebrated 15 years of Bunty Aur Babli, which marked his first film with son Abhishek.


IMAGE: Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji in Bunty Aur Babli.

Directed by Shaad Ali, the 2005 film featured Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan as con artistes while the Big B played a cop on a mission to catch them.


IMAGE: Amitabh, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek dance to Kajra Re in Bunty Aur Babli.

Aishwarya Rai featured in the all-time hit Kajra Re in the film and went on to marry Abhishek two years later.


IMAGE: Amitabh, Aishwarya, Abhishek perform Kajra Re on stage. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Twitter

Amitabh also shared a picture from a stage show with Abhishek and Aishwarya.

'15 years... 'Bunty Aur Babli'. My first film with Abhishek. Such fun and what a team! And 'kajaraare' on all our stage shows, yoo hooo!' the 77-year-old actor exclaimed.

The father-son later featured in Ram Gopal Verma's Sarkar films, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Paa.


IMAGE: Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari Wagh, Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan in Bunty Aur Babli 2.

Bunty Aur Babli 2 was scheduled to be released on June 26.

It stars Rani and Saif Ali Khan who steps in for Abhishek Bachchan as the titular Bunty in the project. It also has Gully Boy's Siddhant Chaturvedi and The Forgotten Army actress Sharvari Wagh.



IMAGE: Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Neetu Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Parveen Babi, Amitabh and Manmohan Desai. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Twitter

Meanwhile, Manmohan Desai's eternal entertainer Amar Akbar Anthony is 43 years old and Amitabh, who played the outrageous Anthony Gonsalves in the film, celebrated that anniversary as well.

Bachchan posted a picture with Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Neetu Singh, Shabana Azmi, Parveen Babi and Director Manmohan Desai. Dharmendra did not feature in Amar Akbar Anthony.

Rishi Kapoor played the scene-stealer Akbar in the film while Vinod Khanna played Amar. Shabana played Amar's girlfriend, Neetu was Akbar's girlfriend and Parveen was Anthony's girlfriend in the film.


IMAGE: Amitabh with his children Shweta and Abhishek. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Instagram

Amitabh also posted a picture of his children, Shweta and Abhishek, when they visited him on the sets of the film.

'SHWETA and Abhishek visit me on set of Amar Akbar Anthony .. shooting song 'My name is Anthony Gonsalves' .. at Holiday Inn Ball Room .. this pic on the beach front ..43 YEARS of AAA , today .. !!!

'When Manji came to narrate the idea to me .. and told me the Title .. I thought he had lost it .. at a time in the 70s when film titles revolved around Behen, Bhabhi and Beti, this one was so out of place .. BUT ..

'It is reported that it did a business of 7.25 cr at that time .. inflation adjusted it crosses collections of Bahubali 2 .. say the sayers who do calculations But fact is it did massive business .. did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone .. or so they say .. Doesn't happen now ... gone are those days !!'

Additional reportage: PTI

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