Shah Rukh Khan recently mentioned that he had teamed up with Amitabh Bachchan for special project. Coincidentally, on the same day as the release of their film “Jawan,” this project was also released online. It turns out to be a commercial for a popular masala brand that Amitabh has been endorsing for years.
Amitabh and Shah Rukh’s Surprise Collaboration
In this humorous commercial, Shah Rukh and Amitabh appear as themselves. They are shown leaving their respective vanity vans after a shoot, looking forward to enjoying biryani (Lucknowi for Amitabh and Hyderabadi for Shah Rukh) waiting for them at home. However, they are immediately surrounded by paparazzi who disrupt their plans.
Playful Alia Bhatt References
In a clever twist, Shah Rukh and Amitabh make eye contact and, in unison, point in opposite directions while shouting “Alia.” This diverts the attention of the paparazzi, who rush in the direction indicated, hoping to capture Alia Bhatt on camera. This allows Amitabh and Shah Rukh to sneak away to their cars and, ultimately, to their biryanis.
Interestingly, the reference to Alia Bhatt in this commercial comes just a week after Shah Rukh made a humorous remark about her in the trailer for “Jawan.” In that scene, when asked what he wants by Nayanthara’s police officer character, Shah Rukh’s character, Azad, jokingly says he wants Alia Bhatt but mentions that she’s younger than him.
Exploring the Past and Present of Shah Rukh and Amitabh’s Cinematic Partnerships
Both Shah Rukh and Amitabh have shared the screen with Alia in the past. Shah Rukh appeared with her in Gauri Shinde’s 2016 film “Dear Zindagi,” while Amitabh worked with her in Ayan Mukerji’s “Brahmastra” last year.
Shah Rukh and Amitabh Bachchan, two iconic Bollywood stars, have collaborated in three films in the past: “Mohabbatein” (2000), “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” (2002), and “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” (2006). Shah Rukh’s portrayal of an ‘Angry Young Man’ in “Jawan” is being compared to Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic roles from the 1970s.