Producer-director Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s ‘Waqt – The Race Against Time’ with two superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar ends 16 glorious years on April 20 of this year, but the family drama continues to retain the same freshness, emotions and feelings. same strong family values among moviegoers around the world still today.
Besides the film which does extremely well in all aspects, whether it is brilliant storytelling and staging, superlative performances (by Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah, Rajpal Yadav and Boman Irani), and a appropriate music, above all, it was Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar on screen, father and son-jodi after the success of “Aankhen” which made the box office cash registers ring. Besides Akshay-Priyanka’s sizzling chemistry, the songs from the film are still fondly remembered by many, especially Holi’s song “Do me a favor – let’s play Holi”.
Speaking about the film which ended 16 years old, Vipul Shah shares an interesting anecdote: “While we were doing ‘Aankhen’, I had discussed a play which was written and performed by Aatish Kapadia, with Amitabh sir (Bachchan) and Akshay (Kumar). They both loved the story and we decided to make this movie. When I informed Amitji and Akshay that I was becoming a producer with this movie, they were both willing to waive their fees, but me and my partner (on the movie) Mr. Manmohan Shetty disagreed with it. That and paid them their compensation but the fact that such great superstars stood by my side and were even willing to waive their fees was a very touching and heartwarming gesture.
Vipul Amrutlal Shah adds: “Manmohan Shetty was the first person to support me and support me as a producer and it is another wonderful relationship that I have developed with him, which is so warm and wonderful still today. . This is how we started working on “Waqt – The Race Against Time” and my production banner, “Sunshine Pictures Private Limited” was also created. It will always be a very special movie for me.
Vipul Shah is currently working on two ambitious and contrasting projects simultaneously – a medical thriller titled “ Human ” (webcast) and “ Sanak ” (movie), while “ Human ” is an emotional drama about the stomachs of drug testing in humans and the world. medical scam, “Sanak” is an intense and emotional action film.
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