The Amitabh-Abhishek combination has always worked very well on screen (Sarkar, Sarkar Raj, KANK), then why did Sr. Bachchan refuse to work with Jr. Bachchan in Sujoy Ghosh’s ‘Aladin’? Apparently it was Amitabh who requested Sujoy not to cast his son Abhishek along with him in the film!

Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh (of ‘Jhankaar Beats’ fame) revealed, “One afternoon when I was narrating the first draft of ‘Aladin’ to Mr. Bachchan, the initial script caught his attention but he was also quick to state; “Sounds interesting... but let’s not consider Abhishek for Aladin’s role. We are already doing a few films together... so let’s take a fresh face this time”. That’s how we thought of casting Riteish. Riteish is a very close friend of Abhishek and thus bonded very well with Amitabh.

We hope the new 'Aladin – Genie' combination will create magic at the box-office too.

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