Sooraj Barjatya Took Anxiety Medication Before ‘Uunchai’ Script Narration To Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi: As ‘Unnchai’ made headlines with its trailer launch and a stellar cast coming together including the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher, Parineeti Chopra, fans have been super excited to see the film. Now, the film’s director Sooraj Barjatya who has switched genres with ‘Uunchai’ made a revelation about a tougher expedition than the film.

Recalling the moment when he narrated the drama ‘Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon’ to Amitabh Bachchan, he said the veteran heard the script with a cold, black face-which was extremely intimidating for him. For ‘Uunchai’ Barjatya said he was so nervous to meet the megatsar that he took anxiety medicines to calm his nerves.

“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 this script, I messaged him and he had given me time for a zoom meeting.I sat for the meeting, taking two anxiety medicines because it is not easy to face sir,” the filmmaker said at the trailer launch of ‘Uunchai’, which Bachchan attended virtually.

However, while shooting the film, Barjatya learned that Amitabh Bachchan was also an actor keen to learn despite the huge aura of a star around him. “I realized 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,” Barjatya added.

At the trailer launch event, Amitabh Bachchan said he is not allowed to attend in person having contracted the COVID-19 virus twice. The ‘GoodBye’ actor also revealed that one of the reasons why he did that film was because his son Abhishek Bachchan wanted him to do it.

“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,” Big B added.

‘Uunchai’ is slated to release on November 11, 2022.