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Rumi Jaffery to bring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi together

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published Apr 15, 2019, 12:04 am IST
Updated Apr 15, 2019, 12:04 am IST
From the moment Bachchan saab agreed to be on board, he has taken a keen interest in the project, Says Rumi.
Amitabh Bachchan
 Amitabh Bachchan

Writer Rumi Jaffery is gung-ho about his proposed thriller Khel, as he will get to direct Amitabh  Bachchan for the first time.

Emraan HashmiEmraan Hashmi

 

The writer says, “We all know the kind of magic Bachchan saab’s thriller Badla has created at the box office. I hadn’t planned the timing to coincide with the success of Badla. But this is the best time to make another thriller with Bachchan saab. And to add Emraan Hashmi to the thriller with Bachchan saab, will be a chemistry at its most effective.” Sharing his excitement at every step along the way, is Bachchan who has pitched his enthusiasm to match his director’s level.

Says Rumi, “From the moment Bachchan saab agreed to be on board, he has taken a keen interest in the project. I consider myself very lucky to have him in my film. It is every filmmaker’s dream to work with him.” So was writing for Amitabh Bachchan, who has played a variety of characters, a challenge? “My challenge was to do something with him that he hadn’t done before. I think I’ve come up with a plot that will feature Bachchan saab like never before,” says Rumi.

The film would  also star Rhea Chakraborty.

“But she is not paired with Emraan Hashmi.  Yeh hero-heroine wali picture nahin hai (this is not a hero-heroine film),” explains Rumi Jaffery.

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