Come December and it will be one of the unlikeliest of clashes that Bollywood has experienced in recent times. On the weekend of December 4, Himesh Reshammiya starrer Radio, for which the promotion began a month back, will come face-to-face with Paa which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan.
Even though promotion of this Balki (Cheeni Kum) directed film is yet to begin, the movie has aroused immense curiosity ever since some pictures clicked on the shoot location were leaked.
Himesh is unperturbed though his film will be facing challenge from Paa at the box office. On the contrary, he is happy because he believes that it will be twin delight for the audiences.
"It's my honour and day of pride to come opposite such a big legend's film. I am taking this positively and am looking forward to Mr Bachchan's blessings. Actually we will be coming up with the worldwide release a day earlier, Thursday, December 3, due to astrological reasons," says Himesh for whom this will be his third film as a leading hero.
Due to Paa arriving on December 4, isn't he contemplating shifting the release date of Radio?
"I don't have a choice really since there are numerous back-to-back releases of other films in the same duration. December 3 has been a closely thought out decision," says Himesh, who is also looking forward to inviting Amitabh Bachchan for a mega party that he is planning to throw soon.
"I am definitely inviting him. It would be my privilege if he comes. After all, I consider Bachchan sahab as my idol and inspiration," says Himesh, "For this party, I would love to invite everyone who has been responsible for my successful journey in the film industry so far."
One of the major agendas of this mega event is to celebrate a milestone that Himesh has managed to reach very recently. Mann Ka Radio, a song which is rising up the popularity charts, has incidentally turned out to be the 500th song composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Meanwhile, even as the festivities and celebrations continue, work hasn’t stopped for the actor/composer/singer. He will soon be coming out with an unplugged version of Mann Ka Radio.
Ever since Himesh turned composer with Odh li chunariya (Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya - 1998), Himesh has composed music for close to 100 films. Most of his work has been with T-Series because of which Himesh will also be felicitating Bhushan Kumar.
"Yes, putting together 500 songs is special for me and I plan to felicitate everyone, especially my dad, by throwing this party," he adds, "He has been the backbone of my success."