Raju Hirani to shoot an ad in Leh with Amitabh Bachchan

Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 20:52 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Post the success of ‘3 Idiots’, director Raju Hirani’s love for Leh hasn’t lessened a bit as he returns to shoot in the region again. This is his effort to help rebuild the flash flood-hit region. Earlier it was reported Hirani also sent monetary aid to the people in the town after the disastrous cloud burst devastated the beauty of this place. Raju is set to shoot an ad film with Amitabh Bachchan in Leh.

With an objective to bring back normalcy in Leh, Raju besides offering monetary aid has decided to shoot an ad film featuring none other than Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.

Providing a much needed boost to the spirit of the residents, the initiative will make Raju the first director to shoot in Leh post the calamity. And of course, with Mr Bachchan around, the ad is sure to grab the required eyeballs.

Speaking to a news daily, a source said close to the director revealed, “Raju only directs ads for friends so that he can keep polishing his creativity. However, this time he will be going back to Leh ‘3 Idiots’. He was one of the first people to send monetary help to Leh after the tragedy.”

The source further added, “The private person that Raju is, he preferred not to discuss this charity. He offered help from his heart to the people there. He just wants to do his bit to help Leh out, as that place is very close to his heart."

Lagey raho, Raju bhai!