Entertainment: Amitabh and Rishi are back, now as father-son duo 

The first look of <i>102 Not Out</i> was released and Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor look lovable in their new father-son avatar

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Photo courtesy: Twitter

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Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor are reuniting after almost three decades. In Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out, Amitabh Bachchan is playing a 102-year-old octogenarian to a 75-year-old balding Rishi Kapoor. From the looks of it, it seems the film is going to be an interesting one.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed in one of his tweets that the film is based on Saumya Joshi’s Gujarati play of the same title.

Actor Rishi Kapoor was excited about working with Bachchan after almost 26 years. The shooting of the film has already started. Kapoor tweeted on Thursday:

Hindi Medium: a comedy with a serious message

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A scene from Hindi Medium starring Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar

Hindi Medium, starring Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar, was released on Friday and received some good reviews on social media and otherwise also.

The film is a comic take on the general perception of Hindi speaking and English speaking class of people. It sends across a serious message about our education system, too, in which class has become integral part of the language we use.

The protagonist in the film is a self-made man with an ambition of grooming his children as English speaking upper class people. His efforts to get them admitted to a good school unravel many hilarious situations.

Though the plot and the story is brilliant, the film loses its charm half way and becomes a little slack. But, the way audiences are praising it, it’s makers are sure to walk laughing all the way to the bank.

Box office numbers ‘don’t worry’ Sushant

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Photo by Vidya Subramanian/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
File photo of actor Sushant Rajput whose new film Raabta will soon be in theatres

He has given hits like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, but Sushant Singh Rajput says he does not get swayed by the hoopla of weekend business. The actor says his aim is to work hard and do justice to his characters.

According to Sushant, actors are generally typecast according to the kind of roles they essay. “We do typecast actors like he is an action hero, he is a comedian. I don't care about it. It's not my headache, it's theirs (audience). With every film, the audience must change the perception so I am not bothered by it,” he said.

“I had worked really hard for Byomkesh... but it didn't open well on Friday. Saturday and Sunday was bad too. By Monday morning, I was completely okay. I didn't force myself to feel normal... With Dhoni, the weekend was massive,” he said. But by Monday, he was back to normal and was wondering why he was not elated. But, then, he realised that he could mess up the next six to eight months of his life if he stayed obsessed about that weekend.

In his upcoming film Raabta, the actor will be seen in dual roles, playing a modern-day guy and an ancient warrior. When the trailer was out, it was compared to SS Rajamouli's blockbuster Magadheera, a love story which also had a reincarnation angle like but Sushant dismisses any similarity between the two films.

“It is not a cliched reincarnation story. It's a very modern take. There is a hero, heroine, a villain and they're born again. I can make ten different films right now on paper which will have two brothers and a mother and the brothers are born again. It doesn't mean that it's Karan Arjun,” he said.

The film, directed by Dinesh Vijan, also stars Kriti Sanon and Neerja fame actor Jim Sarbh. It is scheduled to release on June 9.

With inputs from PTI

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