One of the much awaited latest hindi movies of Bollywood ‘Bhoothnath' is going to be released on coming 9th May 2008. The film ‘Bhoothnath' is about a bond between a departed grandfather (which is played by Amitabh Bachchan) and his grandson (played by Aman Siddique). The grandfather returns to his grandson as a ghost named ‘Bhoothnath'. Famous Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla is playing the role of widowed mother of the boy and Shahrukh Khan is playing the role of father of the boy.
After a long gap, ‘Bhoothnath', one of the most awaited upcoming hindi movies brings together the two supremos – Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. In between, rumours were flying left, right and centre about the tension between the two actors and that the once good friends weren't interested in working with each other anymore. The director of the film Vivek Sharma says, “Shah Rukh Khan plays the husband of Juhi Chawla in the film. He is the father of Aman Siddique. SRK is a very naughty father who encourages his son to play pranks. Since he is not an integral character, we have delayed his promotion for the film. He will be seen in a few days in the film's last week prior to release, promotions. We wanted to use him as a surprise package. Lot of people feel that he is just there for two-three minutes, but he is there for 22 minutes in the film. If we tell more about him, the surprise element will go away. Also, the film belongs to Banku (Aman Siddique) and Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan).We did not want to misguide the audience by promising that it is a Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan film.”
‘Bhoothnath' is the seventh film where Shahrukh and Amitabh are acting together. Other films are Mohabbatein, Veer Zaara, Paheli, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham etc. Other castings of this film are Rajpal Yadav, Satish Shah, and Tejas etc. In an interview, the leading actor of this film Amitabh Bachchan has been asked that why he is doing ‘Bhoothnath'? Amitabh Bachchan replied, “I and Kuku (Ravi Chopra) are very old friends. He used to often come to me with this ‘ghost' story but I never showed much interest. At one point I even said no but then the director Vivek Sharma started crying so I took an emotional decision and said yes. It was a very nostalgic experience shooting for the film.” Also he has explained working experience with SRK, when he has been asked about SRK, “We have done many films together. He is a very dedicated actor and it's always good working with him. He has a small role in the film but a good one. We had a nice time shooting and used to play games and chat during our free time. I wish he was here for the event.”