Big B calls Prakash Jha 'Khatron Ka Khiladi'

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha doesn't believe in only saying 'action' behind the camera but he is the one who can go to any length to get a perfect shot. This is why even Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan often calls him 'Khatron Ka Khiladi'.

The 68-year-old star is working with Prakash for the first time in 'Aarakshan' and he saw the filmmaker shooting on the edge of a bridge without support and on a crane 50 feet above the ground just to get the perfect shot.

But this daredevil attitude did get Prakash into trouble twice during shooting.

Firstly, while taking a shot under the bulldozer, the driver didn't hear the 'stop' and almost ran over him and second time he had an accident on a scooter.

This didn't dampen the spirits of the filmmaker who jokingly told his crew: 'You've made me fall, but don't think I have fallen from grace.'

'Aarakshan' is based on the controversial policies of caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. Apart from Amitabh, it features Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpayee and Prateik Babbar.

The film will hit theatres Aug 12.