They’ve done some of their best work together in Naach, Sarkar and Sarkar Raj. Regrettably Abhishek Bachchan couldn’t be part of Ramu’s new film Sarkar 3 as his character was killed in the second Sarkar film. However though not a living character, Abhishek’s character Shankar Nagre is a part of Sarkar 3 as a photograph on his Dad Subhash Nagre (Amitabh Bachchan)’s wall.
In deference to the real-life father-son relationship, the photograph of the “dead” son in the film has been used without the traditional garland which pictures of dead people are adorned with. Says Ramu, “It would have been tremendously insensitive for Mr Bachchan to be facing a garlanded picture of Abhishek. So we decided to just put a picture of Mr Bachchan’s character Subhash Nagre’s dead son without any garland.”
Ramu and Abhishek are coming together for an action film that would require Abhishek to lose at least 12 kgs. The actor has already begun work on the character and has shed lots of the kilos. Friends and family members say he’s looking fitter than ever before.