Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has made a fervent appeal to ensure that his yet-to-be-released film, “Shoebite”, sees the light of day.
On Sunday, the actor shared two posters from the film, and wrote: “Please … Please ... Please ... utv & disney, or whoever else has it .. warners , whoever .. just release this film .. !! lot of hard labour been put in ..???? don't KILL creativity !!”
“Shoebite”, directed by Shoojit Sircar, stars Amitabh as an old man out on a journey of self discovery. The lyrics for the film have been provided by Gulzar.
It is unclear what went wrong and why the film hasn't been released, reports Hindustan Times. As per some reports, the film remains entangled in a legal battle between production houses.
“Shoebite” joins the list of Bollywood films which were completed but never get released, including “Libaas” starring Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi, Anurag Kashyap's first film “Paanch”, and Sunny Deol's “Mohalla Assi”, directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi.
Meanwhile, Amitabh has some other interesting films coming up, like “Thugs of Hindostan”, which also stars Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh; and “102 Not Out”, where Amitabh will share screen space with his co-star of many films in the past, Rishi Kapoor. They will appear as father and son in the film.