Following the success of English Vinglish worldwide, film and entertainment company Eros International Media Limited and R. Balki, once again come together for the filmmaker’s latest venture, Shamitabh. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, the film will release worldwide on February 6th, 2015.
Shamitabh, one of the most anticipated films of next year, is a drama which also marks the acting debut of Akshara Haasan, daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika.
“Shamitabh is an exciting collaboration with Balki whose films feature contemporary themes with strong content and fabulous casting. With this film, we wish to present a story that will entertain fans and audiences with an unforgettable experience,” said Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International.
Award winning actor Dhanush will also be seen in Shamitabh after Raanjhanaa, which marked his Hindi film debut.
The film also marks Balki’s third directorial venture with superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The sound track and background score of the film is composed by the Ilaiyaraaja with cinematography by the legendary PC Sreeram.
On his part R. Balki added, “This film is my third collaboration with Eros. They had partnered me in Cheeni Kum, English Vinglish and now Shamitabh. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Radhakrishnan Damani, Abhishek Bachchan, Gauri and myself are glad to have Eros as the co producer on this project too. The film couldn't have got a better marketing and distribution team to back it”.