When Amitabh informed his wife about his project with Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Jaya nodded, which meant an indicator of things to come. “She told me he (Chopra) abuses, shouts and screams...this is not going to suit your temperament, and that I will be back in three days," Big B said.
Amitabh Bachchan's inhibitions was put to rest when he happened to meet Preity Zinta a day before the shooting began. Preity told Big B that Chopra takes care of his artists very well. During the festival, Chopra too praised Amitabh and said, "Eklavya was written for Amitabh Bachchan. He is one of the best human being in the film industry today."