Mumbai, The growing proximity between Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan just got thicker. The latter requested for a print of “Rann” to kick-start his newly-constructed home theatre at his residence here.
“Shah Rukh specifically wanted to inaugurate his home theatre with a Bachchan starrer. Luckily, ‘Rann’ was on release this week. So he asked Karan Johar to quickly dial Mr. Bachchan who put him on to the producers of ‘Rann’. The producers gladly arranged for a print of ‘Rann’ to be delivered to SRK’s place on Thursday evening,” said a source close to the actor.
Produced by Madhu Matenna and Sheetal Talwar, the film on media has Amitabh in the lead role. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, it hit the screens Friday.
After watching the film till very late on Thursday night, Shah Rukh sent an appreciative SMS to the film’s producer which read: “Very kind of you to send the film across. Very intense very topical good performances all round. The viewpoint is very current.”
Apparently Shah Rukh wanted to invite Bachchan to view “Rann” in his home theatre. But he was in Delhi to attend the premiere of “Rann”.
“I’m in Delhi meeting various members of the press trying to understand why ‘Rann’ is being perceived as being against them. Or why I’m being seen to have issues with the press. Not at all! I’ve always respected the press,” said Bachchan Thursday afternoon.
Tell him the perception of Bachchan being anti-press goes back to those years in the 1980s when he had banned the press, and he replies: “I banned them because they had banned me. But now that’s in the past. Writing my blog has made me understand the duties and exigencies of the media much better than before.”