R Balki’s next project is titled Shamitabh. This interesting title has an even more interesting tale behind it. The film, which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush in lead roles, had its name derived from the duo’s names apparently. With the ‘Sh’ from Dhanush added as a prefix to to Amitabh becomes ‘Shamitabh‘.

The director thought this was an apt title for the film considering its story. Actor Dhanush, who plays a deaf and mute junior artist has Amitabh Bachchan become his voice in the film. This project has been very close to Balki and there were earlier rumors of Shah Rukh Khan being in it although the role ultimately landed in Dhanush’s kitty.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Though the insider revealed the reason behind naming the film Shamitabh, Big tweeted, “No.. the title #SHAMITABH does not have a particular meaning .. the reason for the name will be found in the film .. !!”

R Balki has previously worked with Amitabh Bachchan in the much lauded ‘Paa‘, and this time the director-actor duo are again ready to rock us in ‘Shamitabh‘.

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