According to our sources, “Big B has till now declined Rohan Sippy's ‘Made In China’, apart from Vipul Shah's ‘Namastey London’ and two other yet untitled ventures by big makers. Producers wanting to cash in on Akshay's growing super stardom and Bachchan’s never ending charisma are in for a disappointment nowadays whenever they approach the ageing superstar. On the other hand, Akshay got ready to do these movies with or without Big B”.The source says, “Vipul Shah had given two hits (‘Aankhen’ and ‘Waqt: The Race Against Time’)
According to a Bollywood insider, this issue between Akki and Big B stemmed a couple of years back, “Big B wanted to do the Hindi remake of the Malayalam hit and wanted to play the role of the psychiatrist but he could not do so because of his ill health. Akshay came to know about this role and with the help of his friend and T series head honcho Bhushan Kumar grabbed the role. Big B was hurt with this and expressed his displeasure ness by refusing film after film with him.”
He adds, “But he also thought about letting it go and decided to take back his stand on Akshay. So he tried to bond with Akshay again and when the special stage shows, titled, ‘The Unforgettable Tour’, covering 6 continents and 18 countries was being planned out by the Bachchans, with Amitabh , his son Abhishek , daughter in law Aishwarya, Lara Dutta, Bipasha Basu and Riteish Deshmukh, Bachchan's officials approached Akshay. But then Akki showed them the door. He flatly refused to be a part of it. This hurt Bachchan more and since then the momentum of the fight has increased.”
As of now its being said that Big B is not too happy about ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ doing good business.