Premiere Production house, headed by Mr. Javed Shafi hosted a perfect evening of dance and drama on 29th Jan 2015 at The RITZ-CARLTON, DIFC during the star cast visit of Shamitabh in Dubai. Attended by over 800 movie buffs and Bollywood enthusiasts, the high profile biggest ever Bollywood promotional event of movie “SHAMITABH” ( directed by Balki) in Dubai … was attended by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and debutante Akshara Haasan of Shamitabh. As a prelude to the movie promotion, a unique contest was held in the UAE calling together bollywood fans of Mr. Bachchan in the UAE to re-enact his on-screen dialogues/songs in his presence.
Amitabh Bachchan was in Dubai to promote his new film Shamitabh. Accompanied by the Tamil star Dhanush and debutante Akshara Haasan, the daughter of veteran actor Kamal Haasan, the 72-year-old superstar looked dapper in a crisp white shirt and grey suit with a scarf about his neck. Talking about the film, which tells the story of a wannabe star who becomes famous by imitating Bachchan’s legendary voice, Bachchan said he was impressed by Dhanush’s dedication to his craft and the way he managed to take on his voice without losing sight of the character. “We dubbed three times for this film, whose plot is the first of its kind in Hindi cinema,” explained Bachchan. “It was important to match facial expressions to dialogue.”
Dhanush, for whom this is the second Hindi film, laughed when asked about his progress with learning Hindi. “It’s much better than it used to be,” he said, referring to Ranjhanaa, his debut Hindi film. “I used to have to memories all the dialogues!” Haasan, casual in skinny jeans and black shirt, said it was a privilege to share screen space with Bachchan and Dhanush.
The organisers of the film Shamitabh in the UAE, Premiere Production CEO, Mr. Javed Shafi, commented, “This is a golden opportunity for Mr. Bachchan’s fans to showcase their talent as well as stand a chance to be judged by the legend himself. The campaign is an ode to the voice of Amitabh Bachchan in correlation to his character in Shamitabh where his voice is the key voice in the film.”