India, Feb. 12 -- He has directed Amitabh Bachchan in three films - Cheeni Kum (2007), Paa (2009) and Shamitabh (2015), yet filmmaker R Balki says it is never easy to get "Mr Bachchan on board for a project or a film. It never was and never will be".

It's been five years since his last Bachchan and Dhanush-starrer, Shamitabh released and talking about it, Balki quips, "It feels like it flopped just yesterday (laughs). It is not always about whether a film works or not, but it's more about what you remember about the journey. Shamitabh was special as we did something no one had done before. We may have gone wrong but we still cherish the experience. It was an ode to the greatest voice in Hindi cinema, that of Mr Bachchan. I am sad that the ...