I would love to work with Big B: Shatrughan Sinha
New Delhi: Their enmity made headlines in the past but Shatrughan Sinha and Amitabh Bachchan seem to have buried their differences and Shotgun says he would love to share screen space with Big B again if a good script comes their way.
Popularly known as Shotgun for his fiery dialogue delivery, the actor-politician says their so called "differences" are a thing of past.
"Minor problems happen between colleagues now and then but there is nothing personal between us. I respect him and I think Amitabh is very fond of me too," Sinha told PTI.
The Bollywood contemporaries worked together in 70s films `Dostana`, `Shaan`, `Naseeb` and `Kala Pathar` and Sinha says he would love to act with Bachchan again.
"I would love to work with Amitabh again but there should be a good script to justify our presence," he adds.
The friends-turned-foes apparently bonded again at Shabana Azmi`s birthday recently and since then they seem to be back on good terms. Bachchan even congratulated Sonakshi, Sinha`s daughter, on her debut performance in `Dabangg`.
Their friendship had turned sour two years ago when Sinha had taken a snipe at the Bachchan family by saying that certain award functions (IIFA) had become Bachchans` family affair. Not to be left behind, Bachchan too posted a stinging remark against Sinha on his blog.
Sinha says he has also mended his friendship with Rekha. The two stars stopped talking to each other while shooting `Khoon Bhari Maang` and the actor says it took them some 16-years to become friends again.
He is now working with Bollywood diva in `Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai` after a gap of almost 30 years. Rekha also played onscreen mother to Sinha`s son Luv in his debut film `Sadiyaan`.
The `Kalicharan` star, who does not remember what led to the differences, credits his wife Poonam for patching up their friendship.
"We had a fight and not many people know that we were not on talking terms while shooting `Khoon Bhari Maang` but you can`t detect it in our performance. I don`t remember what led to the argument but it was my wife who introduced me to Rekhaji in a party and things became normal again," he says.
Sinha, 65, says `Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai` will see both him and Rekha in a never-before-seen avatar.
"The film has been ready for some time but we had to push back the release because it is so opposite of our usual image. Ram Gopal Varma`s `Rakta Charitra` was released during that time. But it is ready to hit the screens."
Sinha plays a business tycoon, who is planning to marry a young girl but things take another turn when he is introduced to her housekeeper, played by Rekha.
Despite his political engagements, Sinha says he is not retiring from acting: "How can I say goodbye to acting. It will always remain in me. In fact, I will soon be announcing my next film."