|Amitabh Bachchan has romanced over two dozen heroines over the
decades. However, this is probably the first time he will be seen
romancing somebody who is less than one-third his age! His muse
in this movie is 18 year old Jiah Khan, daughter of yesteryear
actress Rubiya. Nishabd is Jiahís debut movie although initially her
debut movie was going to be Anurag Basu's Tumsa Nahi Dekha,
but was replaced by Dia Mirza.
Nishabd is supposedly Bollywood's version of Vladimir Nakobov's
novel Lolita, about a 60-year old married man's romance with an
18-year old girl. RGV's take, however, as always, is different. He
claims his film has nothing to do with the book.
RGV and Amitabh have formed a formidable pair with films like
Sarkar and Darna Zaroori Hai. It is also heard that Shah Rukh Khan
is miffed with RGV for unceremoniously shelving his SRK starrer
Time Machine giving preference to Big Bís Nishabd.
The film revolves around the romance of a 54-year old married
man, Vijay, played by Bachchan with a girl, Jiya, 36 years younger
than him. During her vacation, Jiya visits her friend's home. Her
friend meets with an accident and Jiah ends up asking her father
(Amitabh Bachchan) to take her out for sight seeing. During the
sight seeing, Jiya falls in love with Amitabh Bachchan though the
latter is as old as her father.