Added by Monique Robinson on October 18, 2012
Bollywood film producer and director Prakash Jha has done the seemingly impossible – he is bringing together Amitabh Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor in a new film, called Satyagraha, which will make its debut sometime in 2013.
Amitabh Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor are two of Bollywood’s biggest film stars that have not appeared on the same screen since 2004, when Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek Bachchan broke off his engagement to Kareena Kapoor’s sister, Karisma Kapoor, in January 2003 – just months after Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday.
Since that time, sources say Amitabh Bachchan became more open to the idea of working on-screen with Kareena Kapoor after her appearance in the film ‘Refugee’ in which she appeared with Bachchan’s son, Abhishek Bachchan.
Bollywood fans are reportedly looking forward to seeing both of Bollywood’s major stars on the same screen in which they are expected to share many scenes in the recently announced film Satyagraha.
Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 70 on October 11, has been active in the Indian film industry since 1969.
Bachan wrote on his blog on his birthday, “I can endeavour and attempt at describing, what it means and feels to be the receiver of a raging multitude of love, that has been pouring out at each turn of the clock… I may need many more blog posts to do justice to what I may call a most feeble attempt at acknowledging what this day has meant to me.”
Kareena Kapoor, active in Bollywood since 2000, gained prominence from the beginning of her career and is the recipient of a number of Filmfare awards.
Prakash Jha is a Bollywood film producer and director who has won a number of awards for his films including National Film Awards, Fimfare Awards, and international awards like the Special Jury Award, Cinema Tout Ecran, Geneva for Best Feature in 1998. Prakash Jha’s next film, Satyagraha, is “a story about the anguish of the middle class throughout the world.”