Since the name is Bol Bachchan, there has to be a Bachchan in the film. So we have Abhishek Bachchan here. But it seems that wasn’t the reason why Junior B was hired. From the time Rohit Shetty decided to make his take of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Golmal, he knew he wanted Abhishek to play the rogue character who has two different personalities in the movie.
Rohit Shetty had Abhishek in mind when he penned down the screen play. He even named one of his characters as Abhishek Bachchan. The title however originated from a plot in the movie. Rohit told a daily that when he narrated the film to AB jr. Abhishek knew it was his idea to incorporate such things in the script. Rohit asserts that Abhishek’s roles are not a spin-off of Amol Palekar’s dual role in the original film. Neither is Ajay Devgn playing Utpal Dutt’s character in the film.
Rohit points out that Ajay can’t play the heroine’s father. In fact, he has omitted the character of Urmila, Palekar’s love interest in the movie and brought in two new characters of Asin and Prachi Desai. If that’s the case, what was the use of buying the rights of the film? Rohit clears that when he watched the movie three years back, he felt this story needs to be retold. Just the basic idea of Bol Bachchan is inspired from Golmal. Rest all are his additions to the script to make it contemporary. In spite of that he bought the rights of the movie as he wanted people to know about it. As long as, it makes us roar in laughter like Golmal, we aren’t complaining!