Balki told to the reporters that, “Dhanush is one of the most intelligent actors I’ve come across in Indian cinema. There’s so much a filmmaker could achieve with him. I wish I had met him earlier in my life. I’d have made more films with him”.
‘Shamitabh’ is Dhanush’s second Bollywood film after ‘Raanjhanaa’. The film also features megastar Amitabh Bachchan and debutant Akshara Haasan.
Dhanush plays a mute character, voiced by Big B.
‘Shamitabh’ marks R Balki’s third collaboration with Amitabh Bachchan and maestro Illayaraja, whom he describes as the “definition of music”.