Shahrukh and Amitabh have combined date problems for Bhootnath shoot
Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan star in Ravi Chopra’s film Bhootnath. After all the rumours surrounding the two having a cold war, it will be interesting to see the two actors work together. However there seems to be a new problem, Shahrukh and Amitabh don’t seem to have any combined dates to give their director. This has upset director Ravi Chopra and also the film’s schedule. Both actors have shot their individual scenes in the film, but have yet to find combined dates to shoot for their portion together.
A source claims “When SRK gives his dates, Amitabh Bachchan is not available and vice-versa. It is very obvious that both are not very keen to work together and are just trying their best to avoid coming face to face with each other.” The sets put up for the film are extremely expensive and it has been lying unused for quite some time now, this is no doubt causing the film producers a financial crunch. Recently Amitabh had given some dates, but unfortunately they coincided with the music launch of SRK’s home production Om Shanti Om and hence the shooting had to be cancelled in the end.
A major portion of the film involving SRK and Amitabh’s individual scenes has already been shot, but they have still to shoot their joined portions. Earlier too there was some talk that Amitabh wanted Bhootnath script to be re-worked . In the second week of October, the film’s unit leaves for Goa to shoot a song sequence out there and the joint portions of Amitabh and SRK need to be shot before that. Director Ravi Chopra simply said “We have got some dates and we will start shooting at the Mehboob Studios sets from October 1-10.”
Shahrukh is also busy promoting his home production Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. The film will also see his wife Gauri Khan make a special appearance towards the end of the film. In fact Shahrukh’s NRI fans in Germany are so excited to see Om Shanti Om that about 10,000 signed petitions requested for a screening of the film at the Berlin Film Festival. They have even invited their favourite actor SRK to come out to meet his fans in Germany. However the film will not be screened at the Berlinale as it is February which is a bit too late, but the film will have a worldwide release on November 9. The German Magazine Rapid Eye will also be doing a book on the making of Om Shanti Om. So that’s some fan following for SRK from Germany.