Rajnarayan Dube’s grandson is all set to bring the production house back to life, which launched Dilip Kumar !
Bombay Talkies, owned by Rajnarayan Dube, gave Dilip Kumar his first break in Jwar Bhata (1944). The production house made about 102 films in its existence of about two decades – from 1934-1954 – but somehow it faded out because of financial issues. But Dube’s grandson, Abhay Kumar is all set to revive the banner with a film called Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe (CKMJK). Abhay, who would also be making his Bollywood debut in the film, is paired opposite debutante Ruhi Singh in CKMJK.
A little birdie informs us that before beginning the shooting, Ruhi decided to take blessings from the tragedy king himself. She went to Dilip Kumar’s house, sought his well wishes and spoke to him about her character in the film. She is playing a girl who is fun-loving and loves running away from her house. Ruhi told a leading daily that the meeting with the Mughal-e-Azam star was the highlight of her life till date.
Interestingly enough, the film would be directed by Nasir Khan, son of Johnny Walker. Dilip and Johnny had been part of many films together and most of them were super hits. We hope this uncanny connection helps this film too. We look forward to seeing Bombay Talkies back in business and churn out hit films just like it did before. Hai na peeps?