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Sooraj Barjatya took anxiety pills before facing Amitabh Bachchan 

Friday, October 21, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Sooraj Barjatya took anxiety pills before facing Amitabh Bachchan 

Known for his multistarrer family dramas, filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya is currently on a promotion spree for his soon to be released film 'Uunchai'. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani and Danny Denzongpa in primary roles. During the trailer launch event of the film, Sooraj recalled that he was so nervous before pitching the script to Mr Bachchan that he had to take anxiety meds. “I sat for the meeting, taking two anxiety medicines because it is not easy to face sir," he stated.

He added, "I remember meeting sir (Bachchan) for the narration of Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon and he listens ‘apalak’ (without blinking his eyes) and you cannot face the gaze, it’s not easy. When I wrote Uunchai script, I messaged him and he had given me time for a zoom meeting."

However, Sooraj Barjatya later found that Big B is one of the easiest actors to direct. He said, "I realised that sir is the easiest actor to work with. I enjoyed working with him on the sets but I enjoyed (his company) more in his vanity van. Because he would talk about life, poetry, filmmaking, he teaches us but on sets, he only listens and that’s the greatest thing.”

Further in the event, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that even Abhishek Bachchan insisted him to do 'Uunchai'. He stated, "True that, Abhishek wanted me to do the film. When the son becomes his father’s age or comes nearer to it, he starts wearing his shoes. And if your son asks you to do something, you agree to it.”

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