Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently awaiting the release of Badla, has incorporated one of his father’s poems Gudiya in the movie. The poem, written by Harivanshrai Bachchan, was reportedly inspired by the concept of Russian dolls commonly known as Matryoshka.
The actor shared the poem on Instagram with a caption in Hindi that translates to, “You should never be too far away from the blessings of your mother and father… my respected father’s words, and his blessings in Badla.”
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अपने माता-पिता के आशीर्वाद से , ज़्यादा दूर कभी नहीं जाना चाहिए । पूज्य बाबूजी की पंक्तियाओं , और उनका आशीर्वाद … You should never be too far away from the blessings of your Mother and Father .. my respected Father’s words, and his blessings in #Badla #3DaysToBadla @taapsee @sujoy_g @redchilliesent @iamazure @sunirkheterpal @AkshaiPuri @_gauravverma
Badla reunites Bachchan and actress Tapsee Pannu after their last film Pink. In Badla, they are recreating similar situations like Pink where Amitabh Bachchan played the lawyer to Taapsee Pannu’s client character.
The actress recently spoke to IE about the two movies. “Pink was a social thriller. This is a murder thriller. But of course, the equation of the lawyer and the client remains the same. He is again asking me questions, but we are settling it out of court this time (laughs). I had a deja vu when he would interrogate me. However, the kind of answers I had to give snapped me out of that feeling because this was nowhere near to my emotions in Pink.”
Bachchan is collaborating with Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh for the movie. They previously worked together on Aladdin and Teen. Badla is an official remake of the Spanish movie The Invisible Guest, written and directed by Oriol Paulo. The film released in 2017 to critical appreciation, and a box office success. The Hindi adaptation was produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
In the Hindi version, the gender of the protagonists was reversed. About this, she said, “It works in our favour because of the kind of history sir (Amitabh Bachchan) and I have. It helps because people already know he is going to help me out. They come with that preconceived feeling, which we wanted them to have. Because then, we don’t have to waste time in setting up that equation. Other than that, it was my selfish actor motive to make that gender swap because I wanted to play that role.”
The movie reaches theatres today.
Watch the trailer here: