Amitabh Bachchan took to micro blogging website and expressed his appeal to UTV and Disney about the release of his film ‘Shoebite’ which was directed by Shoojit Sircar. They made the film way back in time about a man in is mid 60’s on a journey of self discovery. Film never saw the light of day as far as release is concerned though the production part is already completed. Issues regarding certain law suits were brought upon the film and rest is not known to man kind about this highly personal film.
In an ideal world, ‘Shoebite’ would have released before Vicky Donor but the time was not on the side of Shoojit Sircar. After all these years, Sircar has become one of the most interesting directors working in films and has an upcoming release by the name of ‘October’ with Varun Dhawan. Post ‘Vicky Donor’ Shoojit made Madras Cafe and Piku, which were highly successful films with rave reviews. Bachchan worked with Sircar anyways in Piku co-starring Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan. Piku went on to become a cult success which gave Sircar more gravitas in the industry.
Bachchan appealed to the producers to let the film release and have it’s fate in front of the audience. Bachchan called this one a labor of love and is demanding for a chance to see this novel story up on screen. Bachchan is practically the biggest film star in the history of world cinema and has done innumerable films which have benefitted the industry in extra-ordinary ways hence it might not be such a bad idea to give the release to one film of his that he so dearly adores. No official action has been recorded from the producers so far about the situation of film and one hopes that it should get a release.
YES .. utv & Disney .. put aside the internal debate, issues, or personal view points and give this labour of love from Shoojit Sircar a chance for others to appreciate this novel story and film .. ????? PLEASE https://t.co/kSex5BXzCY
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 23, 2018