June 15, 2011 06:37:08 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Everyone is aware that Mr. Bachchan is returning as an angry man, albeit a lot older, in BBUDDAH-HOGA TERA BAAP. What is not known though is that the film also recreates a scene from ZANJEER.
"Just like Pran was thrown out by Bachchan in ZANJEER, Sonu Sood (who plays a cop) turns the table around by doing the same for Bachchan here. What remains constant though is the elan and dignity with which the senior actors were treated then as well as today," informs a source.
Recreation of the ZANJEER scene does make sense, especially since this was the film that marked Bachchan's comeback in Bollywood. Also, this was the most important scene of ZANJEER and had firmly established the no-nonsense approach of the cop's character that Bachchan was enacting in the Prakash Mehra directed film.
"Pran had his head high when he left the police station despite being humiliated. In BBUDDAH...HOGA TERRA BAAP too, one can be rest assured that the ultimate winner would be Bachchan. It would be sacrilege to pull down such a mighty personality. However the way the scene unfolds is very exciting. Ultimately there is no loser and Bachchan fans won't feel let down for sure," continues the source.
This is something that Bachchan's ardent fan, admirer and follower, Sonu, too acknowledges and agrees. "Ask me! Here I was standing up in front of the man who is the baap of us all when it comes to acting and clout. And there I had to recreate that 'Zanjeer' scene while being on the other side of the table. I felt so strange when I had to shoot for this scene."
It was Bachchan himself who came forward to help when he realised that Sonu was being anxious about the scene. "There are many other volatile scenes in the film as well and it was great to take tips from him," says Sonu, "I was happy to be a good student there."