Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will be seen together after 26 years in “102 Not Out.” (photo provided)

MUMBAI—It’s high time Amitabh Bachchan reinvented himself. And high time Rishi Kapoor eclipsed his brilliant 90-year-old turn in “Kapoor & Sons.”

26 years later since they last came together in “Ajooba,” Bachchan and Kapoor, after an abortive effort a year or two ago, will finally co-star in the Umesh Shukla (“OMG—Oh My God!”)-directed satirical film on the generation gap, “102 Not Out.” And we will see two old comics in a single film! The first look is out, and Bachchan and Kapoor look superb. Bachchan looks naughty and Kapoor a shade prim.

Shooting has commenced in Mumbai for the movie based on a hit Gujarati play of the same name. 102-year-old Dattaraya Vakharia (in the play) continues to spin aspirations and dreams, while his son Babu remains cautious and cynical.

Shukla may strike gold again – “OMG…” was the biggest hit of 2012 (regarding return on investment). And Bachchan and Rishi evolve – They played brothers in “Amar Akbar Anthony,” “Naseeb” and “Coolie.” In a cameo, but without scenes with him, Bachchan had also co-starred with Rishi in “Delhi-6,” and both played cameos separately in “Om Shanti Om.” Their first film was “Kabhi Kabhie,” in which Bachchan was the father of the girls who loved Kapoor.

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