Amitabh Bachchan touches Sanjay Dutt’s feet


It can happen only in reel.The living legend of Bollywood whom all find honor to touch his feet and mostly addresses as ‘Sir’ is made to kneel down before the man and the actor who is junior to him. The icon of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan is made to touch Sanjay Dutt’s feet in a key sequence of the film, ‘Aladin’. Here Mr. Bachchan plays the role of ‘Genius-The Gene’ and Sanjay Dutt portrays the role of Ringmaster.

Says a source present on the set, "An important part of the film's narrative requires the character played by Amitabh Bachchan to surrender in front of Ringmaster, which is played by Sanjay Dutt. Though this was always a part of the script, there was all an around apprehension around the shooting of this scene. Sujoy and others feared how exactly would millions of Amitabh Bachchan fans accept this scene. For Sanjay Dutt too it was challenging since Amitabh Bachchan is too big a name to be kneeling down."

The scene conveys the message of good’s win over evil and the scene increases the impact of the story. "That's the beauty of working with Mr. Bachchan", says Sujoy, "He lets himself be driven as wanted by the director. We were a bunch of kids wondering how to approach Sir to do this scene and there he was game to do whatever that went well with the character. He has always stated that once he is committed to a project, he doesn't protest on anything. This is why we could can such a crucial scene without any hindrance. It is indeed one of the highlights of the film."

The film also stars Riteish Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandes in the lead.