Although both Amitabh Bachchan and Subhash Ghai have been in the industry for a very very long time, they couldn’t work together for a film, despite both of them being as legendary as they are. The very first time that the duo decided to get together was for ‘Devaa’ which for some reason got shelved. And later they’ve decided to work together for the Khuda Gawah in 1992 which was directed by Mukul Anand. Even though the movie managed to do well, as a lot of people compared Amitabh’s look to that in Devaa, Subhash Ghai decided that he’d never work with him.
Only recently, (in the year 2000), Subhash Ghai said that he plans on reviving Devaa when Sunny Deol asked him for the rights of the title, but that never happened either.
25 years after everything, the duo now seemed to have decided to make their combination work. Ghai is producing a Sarabjit Singh biopic for which the duo will be working together now. And in this movie, Amitabh Bachchan will supposedly play the role of a Pakistani lawyer.
Confirming this, Ghai says, “Yes, we are in talks with Amitabh, the role of the lawyer is extremely important to the script.”
What’s interesting is that Amitabh Bachchan will have to work with Sonakshi, the daughter of another of his rivals, Shatrughna Sinha, who will be playing Sarabjit Singh’s sister in the Sarabjit Singh biopic.