Himesh Reshammiya, Shenaz Treasuryvala and Sonal Sehgal in a still from Radio
Come December and it would be one of the unlikeliest of clashes that Bollywood has experienced in recent times. On the weekend of 4th December, Himesh Reshammiya starrer Radio, for which the promotion began a month back, would be coming 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 would be facing a challenge from Paa at the box office. On the contrary, he is happy as he believes that it would 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 would be coming up with the worldwide release a day earlier, i.e. Thursday, 3rd December, due to astrological reasons", says Himesh, for whom this would be his third film as a leading hero.
Due to Paa arriving on 4th December, isn't he contemplating shifting the release date of Radio?
"I don't have a choice really to do since there are numerous back-to-back releases of other films too in the same duration. The 3rd of December 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 isn't stopping for the actor/composer/singer. He would soon be coming out with an unplugged version of Mann Ka Radio.