Shahrukh does not want to do cameo in Amitabh film Bhootnath
Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have reportedly been having tension between them since quite a while now. However the two actors refuse to admit their cold war with each other in public. Nonetheless their professional moves seem to always suggest that they are feuding with each other. Recently Shahrukh was announced as the new anchor for Kaun Banega Crorepati, a show on television made famous by Amitabh. SRK was also seen in a remake of Amitabh’s film Don where he essayed Amitabh’s earlier role. Directors have also been dragged into this feud, when Ram Gopal Varma had to choose between working with his favourite muse Amitabh or SRK. Varma chose Amitabh and his relations with SRK soured. Now another director who seems to be stuck in the middle of the ongoing SRK-Amitabh feud is Ravi Chopra. Apparently SRK no longer wants to do a cameo in Ravi Chopra’s Bhootnath which stars Amitabh.
Ravi Chopra shares an amazing rapport with Amitabh Bachchan and the actor was recently seen in Chopra’s latest release Baabul. The director’s next film Bhootnath will also star Amitabh but Chopra had also finalized Shahrukh to do an extensive cameo. However according to sources SRK is no longer keen to do the cameo alongside Amitabh. Sources claim “Ravi will have to replace SRK or ensure he doesn’t share scenes with Amitabh. The two have many scenes together, but SRK does not want to share screen space with the Big B anymore.” Although both SRK and Amitabh are cordial to each other when they meet, a professional rivalry continues to persist. However Ravi Chopra claims that that none of this is true, he says “As far as I know SRK is doing my film and he has scenes with Mr. Bachchan. The delay is because Mr. Bachchan’s mother is not well. We were supposed to start shooting from December 15 but we have postponed to January 10, 2007.”
However currently Amitabh is shooting for Ram Gopal Varma’s Sholay but nonetheless Ravi Chopra’s Bhootnath has been delayed. Ravi Chopra will be producing the film under his banner B.R Films and Vivek Sharma will be directing the film which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Satish Shah, Rajpal Yadav and SRK.