1. Amitabh Bachchan plays a cranky, churlish tantrum-throwing actor. To remain in character he was constantly in a bad mood while shooting.
2. The idea for Shamitabh came to Balki when he was stuck in the traffic while heading to the Bachchans’ residence for Big B’s 69th birthday bash.
3. Dhanush was the second choice for his character. Shah Rukh Khan was offered the role and in fact the film’s title came from the acronym of Shah Rukh and Amitabh Bachchan. But SRK didn’t work out. Sigh!
4. The formidable Kamal Hassan and Sarika’s younger daughter Akshara Haasan was chosen out of a list of 76 hopefuls. Director Balki was looking for someone who was innocent and yet sensuous, spontaneous and seductive. Balki has never introduced any actor before.
5. The film is set in the film industry and has a large array of directors-Anurag Basu, Raj Kumar Hirani, Karan…
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