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Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor leave ‘102 Not Out’ director stumped

Umesh Shukla says the veteran actors are passionate about their work

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Umesh Shukla, who is directing Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out, says the passion in the veteran actors’ work is commendable.

“Sometimes, what happens is that when so much make-up is done before the shoot, one gets tired, but with these people [Bachchan and Kapoor], they never show it... Forget about showing, it doesn’t even seem they are tired. Both actors are so passionate about their work that they don’t like it if a shot is not well done,” Shukla said.

The movie sees Bachchan playing a 102-year-old man, while Kapoor plays his 75-year-old son. They have had to use prosthetics to get their looks right.

“They see to it that there’s perfection,” he added.

Shukla says his experience of working with Kapoor has been wonderful, and there were no temper issues on the set.

“We have a good friendship. Whatever small problems are there, they are issue-based and never personal. It is because these people are coming with an experience. So if they don’t find that same passion, they have the right to correct it. He’s a lovely person to work with,” he said.

Last week, Bachchan said he has finished shooting 102 Not Out. Shukla said they are yet to decide a release date for the movie.