Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan come together to launch TE3N trailer
Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan came together to launch the first trailer of their upcoming crime thriller 'TE3N'. Photo: Viral Bhayani
Ever since Sujoy Ghosh's 'TE3N' was announced, it had raised a lot of curiosity among fans.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was busy with other professional commitments, didn't turn up for the launch.
Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan were joined by their director Ribhu Dasgupta and producer Sujoy Ghosh at the 'TE3N' trailer launch.
Vidya Balan, who is playing a fearless cop in the film is quite elated about the film. "It's a special film for me since I am doing a special appearance (laughs). Mr Bachchan has been a constant inspiration. Sujoy and I share a very crazy equation. I felt like working with Ribhu because I totally loved the way he told a story. I had enough reasons to do this film. I have especially flown for the trailer launch," the actress said.
Vidya added, "I think there is never a thing like returning back to Kolkata since my debut film was in Bengali every before Paineeta. I love to show my Bengali side wherever I can. I even know few rhymes, songs and slangs in Bengali. Funnily people back there think that I am Bengali. Nawaz and I did Kahaani six years back and after that we haven't met. We again met on the sets of TE3N. It was great catching up with him since most of my scenes were with him. I even learned driving for this film and Sujoy was my instructor. I am playing a cop for the first time."
Talking about working with Sujoy again Amitabh said, "I and Sujoy go long back and we have always appreciated each other works. I was introduced to Ribhu by Anurag Kashyap. I did a TV series Yudh with him. He came up with the idea of TE3N. Ribhu actually came up with an another idea earlier which was set in Kerala but than TE3N happened. The film was suppose to shot in Goa but due to permission issues we shot in Kolkata. Sujoy was happy with this decision. I am delighted to work with Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin. It is great to see such young talent. I watch and admire them the way they perform. The story of the film was very unique. I want to thank the entire team to put this film together."
Amitabh further added, "Ribhu doesn't wanted me to be the same as in my earlier films. I am playing an Anglo Indian old man. I had to modulate my voice. Since I have done 'Piku' so I knew the dialect but when we did research on Anglo Indians, they hardly spoke Bengali. This film is different from 'Wazir' but there might be a similarity since both are mystery films. In Piku, I rode cycle but in TE3N I drove an old scooter. It was tough to make the balance."
At the trailer launch of TE3N, Amitabh was asked to comment on Kangana Ranaut's ongoing legal battle with Hrithik Roshan, he said, "Can't decide the behaviour of a person, or what he or she is going through, by sitting beside them... But I appreciate that women are empowered, they stand on their feet. We've always believed that women should have their own strength. Fifty per cent of the nations population, so there should be as many women and that much strength should be there. They should have importance in society and we have always believed that."
Vidya Balan said, "I really think it is none of my business to be judging anyone but I have the greatest admiration for Kangana because she is standing up for herself. I think that is very creditable because as women we find it very easy to stand up for other people, our family members, children, husbands, parents but we rarely stand up for ourselves. She (Kangana) is standing up for herself, so kudos to her and more power to her for that."