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- The superhero fantasy film Ajooba released in 1991
- Ranbir was 8 years old in this behind-the-scenes image shared by Big B
- Ajooba featured Big B, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia in key roles
Two-and-a-half decades before Marvel blitzed cinemas with superhero after superhero, Ajooba
roamed the land of 'Baharistan' ridding it off sinners. His trusted friend Hassan played Robin to his Batman. Tuesday marked their 25th year of operations - having been granted immortality by the silver screen - and actor Amitabh Bachchan, who played Ajooba
, noted the milestone on social media. Among the several memories he shared was this photo of Ranbir Kapoor, then eight-year-old, and his sister Riddhima. Their father, Rishi Kapoor, played Hassan; their grand-uncle Shashi Kapoor directed the film. (Also Read: A Childhood Blockbuster Starring 4 Adorable Pint-Sized Kapoors
Yes, we did, sir. Ajooba
, which released on April 12, 1991, was made with Russian collaboration. On Twitter, fans posted images from the shoot in Ukraine, then a part of the USSR.
In 2013, Amitabh Bachchan revealed on Facebook that Shashi Kapoor was a strict taskmaster on set and wielded a stick which he used 'generously' on his troops whenever there was indiscipline in the ranks. "He lost the stick in Russia, Thank God," write Big B in a post on Facebook. Now's a good time to ask - lost or 'lost'?
Ajooba, which co-starred Dimple Kapadia, Sonam and Amrish Puri, lost money when it released but has acquired cult status over the years.
Big B, meanwhile, also wished his fans on the Punjabi festival of Baisakhi. His mother Teji Bachchan was a Punjabi.
The actor also shared an image of his maternal family:
Big B, 73, who was last seen on the silver screen in Wazir
and Ki And Ka
, has Pink
in the pipeline. Ranbir, 33, who last appeared in 2015's Tamasha
, has Jagga Jasoos
up for release.