In an emotional appeal, Amitabh Bachchan has requested the two biggest production houses to set aside their internal differences and release a film that Amitabh refers to as "Labour Of Love". The film "Shoebite" starring Big B is locked in a legal battle between two production houses despite being complete and ready for release.
"It's now Disney UTV and Fox. Earlier they were separate entities but they are under one umbrella, they should absolutely do it (release the film). Mr Bachchan and I have been pleading. I think Ronnie Screwvala should come forward and resolve it for us as he was the producer and the presenter of the film," said Shoojit Sircar to Indian Express. The film was initially being produced by Percept Picture Company but due to some issues, UTV Motion Pictures reportedly took over as the producer.
Percept had later filed a lawsuit against UTV, which was dismissed in 2012. The delay in film's release is due to a fight between the production houses. Shoebite tracks the story of an old man (played by Big B), who sets out on a journey of discovering himself. Read what Amitabh Bachchan posted on Twitter. He also shared the poster of the film.