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'Directors from the ad world are stubborn people'

Amitabh Bachchan is back and come 25th May, cinegoers will see him in a new avatar. In sarcastic comedy Cheeni Kum, the Big B will star opposite Tabu for the first time.

Bachchan tells Narendra Singh about his film. Excerpts:

What sort of film is Cheeni Kum?

The plot of the film is in tune with the name. The name of the film is bit unique, but it's a wonderful film. You can easily make some idea about the film from its title. It's got a bit of laughter, a bit of anger and lots of love in it.

Amitji, in your entire career you have done so many romances and comedies. How is this film different from any others?

The way this film has been written is quite unique. Also the vision of the director towards this film is very different from other films.

Normally, whenever anyone talks about a love story, it includes a boy who is in love with a girl, the girl's father and a second boy and they invariably form the triangle. This film has got nothing to do with these elements.

Cheeni Kum has got a father, a boy and a girl. The only thing unique being that the boy's age is 64 years. The girl's age is 34 years and the age of the girl's father is 58 years.

So this automatically creates a different situation and based on this, the plot Cheeni Kum has been built.

What is your character in the film?

I am the chef of an Indian restaurant in London. I am the owner of the restaurant. I feel proud of the way I cook my food. I'm proud of the fact -- and have this gut feeling -- that the way food is cooked in my restaurant won't be found anywhere else.

Text: Narendra Singh | Design: Uday Kuckian

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