Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has revealed the first look of his new film Shamitabh, directed by R Balki on Twitter. Well, to be fair, it's not much for the look of a film since all you can see in the photo is Amitabh Bachchan slouching on a chair. He has a beard uncannily similar to the one he had in Khuda Gawah and a scraggly mop of hair.
You also can't help but notice what looks like a black and white photo of Woody Allen in the background and a picture of the cover for HG Wells' War of The Worlds as well. Oh and on the right hand side, you can see Hannibal Lecter's famous quote, "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti." Though all you can see is the words " I ate his liver and fava beans."
If you are wondering what the word Shamitabh means, Bachchan has himself declared that it means nothing. He had tweeted out earlier, "#SHAMITABH ... THE TITLE OF MY NEW FILM WITH R BALKI.No.. the title #SHAMITABH does not have a particular meaning .. the reason for the name will be found in the film .. !!"
Image via Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account.
This is Bachchan's third film with R Balki. The two had earlier teamed up for Cheeni Kum and Paa. Shamitabh will also see the debut of veteran actor Kamal Haasan's younger daughter Akshara Haasan. The film also stars Dhanush.
Bachchan also posted about the look of the film on his blog. He wrote, "...that be the pensiveness from 'Shamitabh'... It is getting exceedingly difficult to preserve a look for a film or occasion when we have millions of mobile cameras following us and immortalising us... Thank you."
Check out Bachchan's tweets below: