Will shiv sena stalwart Raj Thakeray indeed direct Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan in a film produced by Manoj Desai, as announced by the producer-exhibitor recently? Or was it a figment of Manoj Desai's fertile imagination, running overtime after a recent meeting with the trio?
The news may or may not be true but Desai, who had last produced KHUDA GAWAH with the Big B and has shared a close rapport with the Bachchans over the years, isn't perturbed by Thackeray's strong denial of the news. "I would not like to comment at this juncture. All I can say is that I definitely have a film on my mind. The cast and the director of the film will be known whenever it happens," he says.
It may be recalled that Desai had recently announced the news that Raj Thackeray would be directing an Amitabh-Abhishek starrer for his banner, at a lavish function hosted by a newly floated production concern, Koffee Break. The news gained credence knowing Thackeray's expertise at planning the Sena's successful audio-visual campaign. Also, Thackeray had expressed a keen desire to make an animation film years ago, which never happened. However Thackeray reportedly rubbished the news saying that he had no plans to ever produce and direct a film and his forte was confined to politics.