Prachee Shah Pandya, popular for her performance in the daily soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, along with other Bollywood and television shows, attends the special screening of 102 Not Out, which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in lead roles. Big B plays a 102-year-old man intent on breaking the world record for world's oldest man, and Kapoor plays his 75-year-old son. Pics/Yogen Shah
102 Not Out, directed by Umesh Shukla is based on the eponymous Gujarati play written by Saumya Joshi. The film also stars Jimit Trivedi. The director says the film celebrates the youthfulness of human life and encourages people to stay curious. Pictured: Actress-turned-politician Hema Malini spotted at the screening
Actor Luv Sinha, who will next be seen in JP Dutta's war drama Paltan, attends the screening of 102 Not Out. Luv made his acting debut with the 2010 film Sadiyaan. He is the son of Bollywood legend Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. Kush Sinha, his twin brother is married to Taruna Sinha. Luv Sinha's sister, popular actress Sonakshi Sinha is slated to star opposite Salman Khan in Dabangg 3
Elaborating about his upcoming film 102 Not Out, director Umesh Shukla added, "It is great to see how our audience is excited about the combination of these two iconic actors (Amitabh and Rishi) coming together. The fact is that our film is a youthful film narrated by an old father-son duo. And we could not have got it better than this... This is the best cast". Pictured: Sulaimaan Merchant at the screening
"The story would not have been so interesting if pitched between a 40-year-old father and 10-year-old son. Since these old men already lived their lives, it is interesting to know how they deal with old age. The film talks about how one should be a learner all their life and keep the curiosity alive to get rid of boredom and find a new purpose of living life to the fullest," 102 Not Out director Umesh Shukla added. Pictured: Sulaimaan Merchant with wife Reshma Merchant at the screening
As Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, who have earlier worked in films like Amar Akbar Anthony and Naseeb, have come together on-screen after two decades, Umesh Shukla said the following regarding if there was any extra pressure on set, "Of course, the first day of shooting, especially for the unit, was a big day. And they were in a little tension. But the best part of these two legends is that they make people comfortable around them. So after a few days, our unit was also very easy on the set. I think that is how we managed to bring the best from all of us"
Umesh Shukla himself drew a lot from their experience. "They used to talk a lot about how they worked in earlier days as shooting a film was difficult due to technology. However, they used to say that there was so much warmth with each other that they shared. Amitabh Bachchan is one of those progressive men I have come across who is so in sync with the new generation. Pictured: Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit at the screening of 102 Not Out
"He is always curious to know what is happening around. Our set was full of fun and galore," said 102 Not Out director Umesh Shukla. Citing one example of their dedication and co-operation, Shukla said: "Since both the characters are Gujarati, I requested them not to wear chappals while doing the scenes. We do not wear chappals inside the house... That is not the practice in any Gujarati family. For us, our home is like our temple and you do not wear shoes inside the temple," he added
Prachee Shah Pandya of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi fame, veteran actress-turned-politician Hema Malini, Luv Sinha and other Bollywood celebrities attended a special screening of 102 Not Out in Mumbai recently
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