- 'Bunty Aur Babli' released on May 27, 2005
- The film marked Abhishek's first movie with Big B
- Aishwarya featured in the song 'Kajra Re' in the film
"Cool dude" Amitabh Bachchan took a trip down memory lane and landed some 15 years ago in the past, when Bunty Aur Babli released in 2005. Bunty Aur Babli was the first film, in which Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek shared screen space. The father son duo didn't co-star in a film before 2005 but Mr Bachchan was the narrator for Abhishek's 2003 film Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost. Today, Big B is as excited about Bunty Aur Babli's release as he was years ago. In a tweet on Tuesday, May 26, Big B wrote: "15 years. Bunty Aur Babli. My first film with Abhishek. Such fun... and what a team!" The film released on May 27 and also featured Aishwarya Rai in a special song Kajra Re, in which she shared the dance floor with both Abhishek and Amitabh. Aishwarya got married to Abhishek in 2007, two years after the film's release. In his tweet, Big B added that they performed Kajra Re in all stage performances: "And Kajra Re on all our stage shows. Yoo hooo."
Rani Mukerji was cast opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Bunty Aur Babli. Take a look at Big B's tweet here:
T 3543 - 15 years .. "Bunty Aur Babli " ... my first film with Abhishek .. such fun .. and what a team .. !! .. and 'kajaraare .. on all our stage shows .. yoo hooo .. pic.twitter.com/9a4gkjGnsK— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 26, 2020
In one of his Flashback Friday posts, Abhishek had revealed that his first ever stage performance was with Amitabh Bachchan in 2005 and that the father-son duo set the stage on fire to a medley. "My first ever stage performance after becoming an actor. Got to share it with a pretty cool dude... Both dad and I performed to a mix/medley of his song Rang Barse and One Love... The show took place in early February 2005. Both dad and I were shooting for Kajra Re with Aishwarya for Bunty Aur Babli. I would shoot the song all day from 9 am to 10 pm and then drive to the concert venue and rehearse all night. I even spent my birthday shooting Kajra Re," wrote Abhishek.
#FlashbackFriday My 1st ever stage performance after becoming an actor. Got to share it with a pretty cool dude! This was for the "Help" telethon which was done to raise money to help all the victims of the devastating tsunami which occurred on December 26th 2004. This huge enterprise of getting the entire Hindi film industry together ( a Herculean task) was spearheaded by @duttsanjay . And although I was slated to make my debut stage performance in Amsterdam for the IIFA awards later in the year, I just couldn't say no to the cause and Sanju sir. Both dad and I performed to a mix/ medley of his song and "one love" a track I had done as a cameo in my dear friend @suniel.shetty film Rakth. The show took place in early February 2005. Both dad and I were shooting for "Kajra re" with Aishwarya for Bunty aur Babli. I would shoot the song all day from 9am to 10pm and then drive to the concert venue and rehearse all night. I even spent my birthday shooting Kajra re ( but that is a different story, reserved for another Friday). At night, after the shoot I remember when I reached the venue for my rehearsal all the lights were off!!! Thinking that I had made a mistake and showed up to rehearse when there wasn't any.... Suddenly all the stage lights came on and all the dancers, Ganesh Hegde the choreographer, stage hands and technical staff surprised me! Then Sanju sir and @walia_bunty ( he was one of the organisers) rolled out a huge cake and a birthday present for me. They all sang and managed to embarrass me to bits! What fun. Good times!
In the years after Bunty Aur Babli, Abhishek co-starred with his father in films such as Paa, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Sarkar and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
A sequel to Bunty Aur Babli has also been announced with Rani Mukerji returning to the cast and Saif Ali Khan as Abhishek's replacement. The film also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and newcomer Sharvari.