R Balki: “They Were Like Two Buddies” When directing Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in a new commercial.

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R Balki remarked, “Of course, we were all excited, but they were even more so…it was like shooting with two legendary kids.”

After 17 years apart, superstar Shah Rukh Khan and megastar Amitabh Bachchan reunited for a new advertisement. Together, they appeared in the humorous Everest campaign, which features the well-known spice company. It’s interesting that R. Balki directed it. In a statement, Balki discussed his experiences working with legendary actors, saying, “I believe this is the first time Amitji and SRK have ever been in a commercial together. It was a famous photo shoot. We were all naturally pleased to see them on site after all these years, but they were even more so. It was like working with two renowned kids. Never had such an exhilarating shooting. I’ve never been more upset that it was over. They are just too awesome and wonderful together, and I’m so grateful to Everest for entrusting me with creating this once-in-a-lifetime advertisement.”

Big B also expressed his joy at the prospect of collaborating with SRK once more. “This campaign really captures the power of simplicity, which is something I’ve always believed in. Working with Shah Rukh Khan was a rewarding experience, and the two of us enjoyed celebrating the joy of home-cooked meals, he said.

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In classic films like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, the pair had previously appeared together.

At the moment, SRK is enjoying the success of the action-thriller Jawan directed by Atlee. Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, and Sanya Malhotra are also featured in the movie. He will star opposite Taapsee Pannu in director Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming film Dunki.

On the other hand, Amitabh Bachchan will next be featured in Kalki 2898 AD, a Pan-Indian film starring Deepika Padukone and Prabhas. The movie is scheduled to premiere on January 12, 2024. In addition, he has Section 84, the upcoming courtroom drama from director Ribhu Dasgupta.

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