-Thrilled with Amitabh’s performance in Eklavya, Vinod presents him a Rolls Royce-
Vidhu Vinod Chopra waited thirty years to work with Amitabh Bachchan. His dream finally came true with Eklavya -- The Royal Guard. The director was so impressed with Mr. Bachchan's performance in the film that he decided to express his admiration by presenting him with a very special gift : A Silver Phantom Rolls Royce.
“Mr. Bachchan’s performance has been simply stunning in Eklavya and I felt such an accomplished performance deserves an extra special acknowledgement and what better than a Rolls Royce for a person who has a passion for cars”, said Vidhu Vinod Chopra of his symbolic gesture. The stunning car was presented to Mr. Bachchan at his office in Juhu in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Eklavya- The Royal Guard, a contemporary dramatic action thriller is about Eklavya, loyal guardian of a royal dynasty whose duty is to protect the erstwhile royal family in Devigarh, Rajasthan. The cast of characters includes Prince Harshwardhan (Saif Ali Khan), an irreverent police inspector (Sanjay Dutt), the King's (Boman Irani) scheming brother (Jackie Shroff), his son (Jimmy Sheirgill) and the Prince's childhood love (Vidya Balan). What follows is a story of deceit, revenge, drama and action. Set in present day India, the film has a special resonance for today’s world, beleaguered by hate and violence born from fanatic belief.
Eklavya promises to give its audiences a visual treat whilst showcasing brilliant performances with edge of the seat action sequences shot in never before seen locations on celluloid. The film is slated for release on 16th February 2007