As ‘Sholay’ completes its 40th anniversary this month, Amitabh Bachchan spoke about the cult classic, reminiscing about how he got a chance to be a part of the movie. In the film, which released on August 15, 1975, Bachchan played a criminal Jai along with Dharmendra essaying the character of Veeru. The film was directed by Ramesh Sippy.
And while sharing his story he ended up saying that Abhishek Bachchan, his son, is his Veeru. Amitabh ji said, “Abhishek is my real life Veeru, he is a friend”. I hope Bachchan Jr. is listening. He is just not a real life Viru but also a Shravan to his onscreen parents Rishi Kapoor and Supriya Pathak in his upcoming movie.
Abhishek’s ‘All Is Well’, which also stars Asin and is releasing this month on 21st August.