I`ve never watched `Sholay` on big screen: Abhishek Bachchan

IANS| Updated: Dec 15, 2013, 16:30 PM IST

Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he has never seen his father Amitabh Bachchan`s 1975 hit film `Sholay` in theatres. He is excited to catch its 3D version on the silver screen next year.

"I am very excited to see it on the big screen. I have seen Sholay 100 times on TV and DVD, but never seen it onscreen. So, I am super excited about it," Abhishek told reporters.

"I had gone for the premiere of `Sholay` inside my mum`s stomach. She was pregnant with me, but it`s shocking I have never seen `Sholay` onscreen," added the son of veteran actress Jaya Bachchan.

He says he had asked filmmaker Rohan Sippy, son of the Hindi classic movie`s director Ramesh Sippy, to release it again during its 25th anniversary.

"I asked my friend Rohan when `Sholay` was about to complete 25 years - `Why don`t you digitally re-master it and re-release it?`. There were few issues with the rights and we couldn`t do it," said Abhishek.

`Sholay 3D`, presented by Pen India Pvt. Ltd, is slated to be released Jan 3.