Whenever mega-star Amitabh Bachchan sips tea from a saucer on-screen there seems to be a charismatic connect and coincidentally the movie turns out to be a blockbuster hit. This saucer-sipping scene was strikingly evident in 'Deewaar', 'Sholay', 'Sarkar' and now the latest 'Sarkar 3', as well.
At the launch of the tantalising trailer of 'Sarkar 3', director Ram Gopal Varma termed the saucer-sipping scene as a continuity and an idiosyncrasy trait of ‘Subhash Nagre’ the lead character. What made the launch event unique was that Bachchan-Saab donned the mantle of the ‘anchor-compere’, as he posed questions to his ‘Sarkar’ cast co-stars including Rohini, Yami Gautam, Amit Sadh, Jackie Shroff and engaged them in an extempore ‘conver-session’.
“Mujhe jo sahi lagta hai, wahi karta hoon” (I do what I feel is right) he stormed a dialogue from the movie. The award-winning ‘Piku’ star came up with, “Actually, it’s the story writer and the screenplay writers who are the real behind-the-scenes ‘actors’,” he stated with conviction.
Refuting impressions that ‘Sarkar' was only about the sadistic underworld, Varma clarified that Sarkar was a relatable, ideal friendly character, although there are streaks of grey shades. When quizzed if he carried any ‘hangover’ of his formidable ‘Sarkar’ character, the Big B modestly responded with, “Kuchh Nahin, Ghar Gaye Khaana Khaa Kar Soh Gaye” (Went home ate food and went to sleep).
Meanwhile, RGV appreciated the Censor Board guidelines that require his movie to include a disclaimer that it’s fictional, to prevent eleventh-hour legal wrangles from vested interests.