Parth Bhalerao's performance outshines Amitabh Bachchan in 'Bhoothnath Returns'

Published Apr 12, 2014, 5:40 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
Bachchan is all praise about the boy wonder in the film

Mumbai: Bollywood has long been known to have its own standard template for unique stories and one of its kind is Bhootnath Returns.

Movie made for Amitabh Bachchan makes people wonder if he's really the lead actor or is it the young gun Parth Bhalerao. Amitabh Bachchan is himself the main actor of Bhootnath Returns, but the megastar says child talent Parth Bhalerao is the film’s hero. He calls the little boy a “commensurate performer”, who left even seasoned professionals behind with his performance.

He also adds "Parth's performance does not look like that of a child. He performs as an adult – mature and confident and full of self-belief, completely uninhibited – a rare quality."

Remember when back in the early 90s, Sunny Deol was riding high on the success of Ghayal and Shah Rukh Khan was just an aspiring newcomer, Yash Chopra brought these two actors together in his ambitious love triangle Darr.


Shah Rukh took up a role that was rejected by Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn. While there were no hassles during the making of the film, once Darr released SRK walked away with all the public sympathy for his psychotic lover act. Despite being the leading man, Sunny Deol's character could not match up to the intensity of the obsessive lover.

Do we see a new SRK coming our way? Only time will tell.