This is the third time Amitabh Bachchan will be associated with director R Balki. There has been a lot of speculation about what the name 'Shamitabh' means, to this the legendary actor replied saying that the true reason behind the film's titled will be revealed only after watching the film. It's nice how the film makers are keeping the suspense which adds to the anticipation for the film. This film seems like yet another unconventional venture of R Balki with Big B, the first two being 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Paa'. His look for this film reveals a very different look that we haven't seen before. An unkept hairdo and beard are part of the package.