Find out what did the icon of the icons Amitabh Bachchan do on the sets of Gulabo Sitabo that the scene stealer Bijendra Kala felt on cloud nine?
Yesterday we published the rare interview of the talented actor Bijendra Kala who plays a significant role in Gulabo Sitabo starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana. He was very thrilled and considered the Shoojit Sircar directed movie his biggest turning point.
Here is the encounter between the megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Bijendra Kala that speaks volumes of Mr. Bachchan’s greatness and Bijendra Kala’s remarkable talent.
When I asked to share any unforgettable moment with Mr. Bachchan during the shooting of Gulabo Sitabo, the overwhelmed Bijendra Kala narrated this incident. “It was the first day of the shoot. I did my scene after 4 – 5 retakes and it was okayed by director Shoojit Sircar. Preparations for the next scene was about to begin. Mr. Bachchan threw a surprise. He said to me, “sir aap ka toh alag andaz hai bolne ka” (you have a unique style of dialogue delivery) why don’t we do that scene in your trademark style. I was stunned. Words betrayed me. I don’t know what to say. It was like walking on the seventh heaven. Grown up watching Bachchan sir and here the man is saying to re-do the dialogue in my style. He knows my style. He is aware of plus points as an actor. Not knowing how to react, I kept on saying, ji sir, ji sir, ji sir. Shoojit Sircar agreed and it was decided to do one more take. I literally went back to recollect what is so unique about my dialogue delivery that has made Amitabh Bachchan take notice. Took a short break and came to a conclusion that it’s the quick, pacy dialogue delivery that makes the difference, whether people understand or not, but they enjoy when I do this. So, they enacted that scene again in the same way as ordered by Mr. Bachchan and he smiled. Now what else would an actor like me want. An act of mine that made him happy. Brought smile. He is aware of my mannerisms. Even at this stage Bachchan sir watches how other actors big or small work. What else can I say.”
Well, what else can we say… Legends like Amitabh Bachchan are not born in every century and only a scene stealer for generations after generations like Amitabh Bachchan can always appreciate a scene stealer of this era – Brijendra Kala.
Gulabo Sitabo will stream on Amazon Prime Video from 12 June 2020.