I want to see 'Rann', Bal Thackeray tells Big B

Feb 2, 2010 IANS

New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has asked megastar Amitabh Bachchan to arrange for a screening of his latest film "Rann", Ram Gopal Varma's take on the media world.

"Udhav Thakeray (Shiv Sena executive president) calls. He has just come out of the theatre after (watching) 'Rann' and is not able to find appropriate words to describe his appreciation for the film and the performance. Minutes later Bala Saheb calls (and says) �I want to see this film. Come and show it to me! You have not been to see me for a long time'," Amitabh posted on his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com.

"I assure him I shall arrange a projection in his house. I ask after his health. He is fine he says," the 67-year-old actor added.

Amitabh, who plays a media baron in the film, says he is in awe of senior Thackeray's determination even at 84.

"He cannot travel out due to his frail condition, but the fire in him still burns. He is resolute and firm as ever and in that resoluteness you discover an endearing, that sudden soft moment, which has always made his presence so strong and affectionate. His sense of humor is intact as he punches in some wise ones," posted Amitabh.

Post "Rann", the actor will be seen in Leena Yadav's "Teen Patti". Also starring Hollywood veteran Ben Kingsley, it will hit the screens Feb 26.

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