Amitabh Bachchan turns dialogue writer for 'Last Lear' ...

By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News Service

imageMumbai, May

1 (IANS) Conquering new peaks has become a bit of a habit for Amitabh

Bachchan. He did it yet again on the sets of his English-language film "Last

Lear" when he penned down some on-the-spot Hindi dialogues for a scene

with Preity Zinta and Bengali superstar Prosenjeet.

Director Rituparno Ghosh, reluctant to reveal details, admits that

Bachchan has indeed penned the Hindi dialogues for a scene in "Last


Ghosh told IANS: "Since the film is almost in English, 'Last Lear' has

been my easiest film to date. But this is a film-within-a-film plot. There was

a scene where Preity and Prosenjeet are supposed to be enacting a tense

dramatic scene in a Hindi film.

"I casually asked the Big B to help me out, not even thinking he'd take

me seriously. Before I knew it he went into a corner and asked everyone,

including me, to leave him alone. In no time at all the dialogues were


Hence, in "Last Lear" we would be hearing for the first time dialogues

written by the Big B.

"That isn't the only first for Amitda in 'Last Lear'. This is his first full-

length English-language film and also the first film where he plays an actor

doing a film within the film."