There are reasons why Amitabh Bachchan is called Bollywood’s Big B. The megastar, 76, delivered a 14-minute long take in one shot for Chehre, leaving the crew in awe of his talent. The film’s producer Anand Pandit lauded his friend Amitabh for it. “I believe I am blessed to be a part of a film that has this historic scene. Giving a fourteen minute shot is not only difficult but requires dedication of a different kind. And add to it the way Amit ji delivered it with finesse. There was pin drop silence on the sets followed by thunderous applause. He is legendary and an inspiration for each one of us,” Pandit said in a statement.
Chehre is a mystery thriller with Amitabh and Emraan Hashmi in lead roles. The film is directed by Rumi Jaffrey and produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Big B’s feat for the film was also praised by sound artiste Resul Pookutty.
On June 16, he had tweeted: “Today, Amitabh Bachchan marked another history in Indian cinema. Last day, last shot of first schedule of Chehre… he performed a fourteen minute long submission in one shot and the whole crew stood up and clapped! Dear Sir, undoubtedly you are one of the best in the world.”
Today @SrBachchan marked another history in Indian cinema.Last day last shot of first schedule of #Chehre @anandpandit63 he performed a fourteen minute long submission in one shot and the whole crew stood up and clapped!Dear Sir, undoubtedly you are one of the best in the world🙏 pic.twitter.com/OhM35kq8n7
— resul pookutty (@resulp) June 16, 2019
To that, Big B said: “Resul… you give me far too much credit than I deserve or am capable of.”