By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
A story this morning informs Amitabh Bachchan and director Ram Gopal Varma that they're collaborating on a film called –hold your breath—Cobra.
Before we all begin to hiss hysterically, here's the catch. Neither of the two parties supposedly involved in the project have ever heard of any film called Cobra. Nor are they planning to work on any film by that title.
Ramu who has taken the debacle of Aag on his chin is amused. "I don"t have any film called Cobra with Mr Bachchan and Abhishek in mind. I hate snakes, except when Sridevi plays one in Nagin. Both the Bachchans have completed their work fully on Sarkar 2. I haven't even registered the title Cobra, so I don't see where the confusion comes from."
The Bachchan"s next collaborative effort will be Time Machine. "Some time next year. That requires a lot of planning. After Aag, I need to watch my steps," Ramu jokes.
Mr. Bachchan also denies any knowledge of any project called Cobra. "I guess the papers sometimes know things about my projects that neither me nor my director are aware of."