R Balki’s next with Amitabh titled, ‘Shamitabh’

After ‘Paa’, R. Balakrishnan popularly known as Balki has again roped in megastar Amitabh Bachchan for his next film, titled, ‘Shamitabh’. The name is really interesting as it sounds similar to Amitabh’s name.

Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, the movie also stars ‘Ranjhanaa’ actor Dhanush and Kamal Hasan’s younger daughter Akshara Hassan in the lead role. The film marks the debut venture of Akshara Hassan.

"We are happy to announce that the film is titled 'Shamitabh'. As in SH before Amitabh. We are half way through the shoot of the film, so will finish and talk more about it.

"Right now, I'm enjoying watching the lethal combo of the intensity of Amitabh Bachchan, the intelligence of Dhanush and the innocence of Akshara in action daily," Balki said in a statement.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the name of the film. BREAKING NEWS: R Balki's Amitabh - Dhanush - Akshara Haasan starrer titled 'SHAMITABH'. Yes, #Shamitabh. Filming in progress.

Earlier in the day Amitabh Bachchan hinted about disclosing the name of the film, “Shall be disclosing name of R Balki film .. do log in .. it is quite unique and different !!” Big B tweeted.

This is Amitabh’s third film with R. Balki after ‘Paa’ and ‘Cheeni Kum’.