Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he calls his son Abhishek 'Veeru' of the iconic Jai-Veeru jodi from blockbuster "Sholay" which completes 40 years tomorrow.
When asked who is his real life 'Veeru', which was played by Dharmendra on screen, Bachchan said it is his son Abhishek, who is also his 'friend'. "For me Veeru is Abhishek... He is my friend," Big B said.
Bachchan said he also shares a good rapport with on-screen 'Veeru' Dharmendra. "Whenever we meet we share a good, warm relationship," he said. "Sholay" also had real life pair of Amitabh and Jaya where she played the role of a widow.
"It is good that there were no dialogues between us. We became husband and wife after 'Zanjeer'. Shweta (his daughter) was also part of 'Sholay'. "There is a scene where I go to return keys to Jaya. While we were doing 'Sholay', Jayaji was pregnant," he said.