'Shahenshah' had little hope for release: Big B

February 12, 2018

'Shahenshah' had little hope for release: Big B

Three decades after "Shahenshah" hit the big screens, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says attacks on his credibility had impeded its release back then.

"30 years of 'Shahenshah'. Amazing times. Came at the time when there was little hope of its release because of attacks on my credibility but the people of the nation knew better had a bumper opening and success! Thank you," Amitabh tweeted on Sunday night.

Directed by Tinnu Anand, "Shahenshah" tells the story about a man named Vijay, who leads a dual life of a corrupt cop by day and crime buster by night. He makes life miserable for the evil forces who he wishes to seek revenge for his father's death.

The story for the film, which also stars Meenakshi Seshadri and Amrish Puri, is written by Amitabh's wife Jaya Bachchan.

Currently, Amitabh is busy with three films -- "Thugs Of Hindostan", "102 Not Out" and "Brahmastra".