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Amitabh Bachchan teaming up with Paa director again

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Published: Monday, June 4, 2012, 17:33 [IST]

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has earlier worked with writer-cum-director Balki aka R Balakrishna for movies like Cheeni Kum and Paa, is once again teaming up with the director who says that he is writing with the veteran actor in mind.

Talking to PTI Balakrisha, who is now busy with his wife Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish, says, "Once she (his wife Gauri) finishes then I will start directing. Of course, my next project is with Mr Bachchan. I am writing the film hence can't talk about it.”

Balakrishnan's association with Amitabh goes a long way since he worked with the megastar in many of his ad films. Earlier, Balki once said that it was only after he had made some 10-14 ad films with Bachchan that he got the confidence to approach the actor for his own movie. He wrote and directed off-beat movies with Bachchan, but they always proved to be hitting the right chord with audience and leaving a mark at the Box Office.

However, Balakrishna has written and produced wife Gauri Shinde's directorial debut film English Vinglish, which marks the comeback actress Sridevi in Bollywood. The film is a fun-filled slice-of-life movie exploring the impact of not knowing English language in everyday life. "I am jealous of her (Gauri) as she got to work with Sridevi before me," PTI quotes Balki as saying. The film is set to release on September 21.

Topics: amitabh bachchan, r balakrishna, gauri shinde, english vinglish
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