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[ 3 Feb, 2007 1950hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]
The Bachchans are pumping big money into Abhishek's superhero flick Drona. Is it an answer to Hrithik Roshan's Krrish?
According to sources, Big B is investing a whopping amount in beta Abhishek's forthcoming film Drona. After Abhishek delivered a good performance in Mani Ratnam's Guru, Amitabh Bachchan obviously wants to keep no stones unturned in establishing his son as the next big superhero in Bollywood.
Apart from mobilising finances, Sr Bachchan has been taking a keen interest in the look of the film, not to mention the dexterously executed special effects.
The content of the film may have been kept under wraps but those in the know reveal that it's an out-and-out superhero flick and all efforts are being made to outdo Hrithik Roshan's Krrish.
A source close to the Bachchans says, "Drona is their answer to Krrish. The budget of Krrish was approximately Rs 45 crore and Drona will be close to Rs 60 crore. The Bachchans, along with director Goldie Behl, are making all efforts to overshadow Krrish's superpowers."
A unit member informs, "Krrish has a tough contender in Drona. The first schedule of the film was shot in Prague. Needless to say there have been no limitations as far as the budget is concerned. In fact, one can easily say that the Bachchans are making the film. Director Goldie and producer Shrishti are family friends of the Bachchans, and they're working closely as a team. If Krrish had an aggressive marketing strategy, Drona will have a better one."
The film will see Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek teaming up as a mother-son duo. Stringent security measures have been taken on the sets of the film erected in Kuchaman City in Nagaur.
We hear that Abhishek has been practicing stunts for the film. He dons a European look in the film with long locks et al.
All those months when Abhishek was moving around town sporting a hair band was just an attempt to grow his mane. When quizzed about the Drona look, stylist Anaita Shroff says, "I have not drawn any inspiration from any superhero for that matter.
It's an original vision that I had for Abhishek and Priyanka in the film. All that I can say is that Goldie's treatment of the film is completely novel."