Amitabh Bachchan and Prabhas are collaborating for the first time for a Nag Ashwin directorial.
Nag Ashwin’s yet-to-be-titled film, featuring Deepika Padukone and Prabhas, has got a ‘legendary’ addition to its cast. The multilingual movie will also star Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Vyjayanthi Movies took to social media to make the big announcement. The production house tweeted, “Welcoming with a full heart, the pride of a billion Indians. The Amitabh Bachchan. Our journey just got BIG-ger!”
A clip shared along with the announcement stated, “How can we try to make a legendary film without the legend?” It also showcased shots of Amitabh Bachchan from his superhit films like Coolie, Amar Akbar Anthony and Mohabbatein among others.
Humbled to be a part of the project, Bachchan tweeted, “An honour and a privilege to be a part of this momentous and most ambitious venture .. and my greetings for the completion of 50 years for Vyjayanthi Movies .. may you celebrate another 50 .. and on .. !!”
Director Nag Ashwin made it clear that Bachchan’s role is a full-length role and not just a cameo appearance. He wrote on Twitter, “#NamaskaramBigB Not a guest role or a special appearance…but a full length role so important, tht his characters name was the working title of an early draft…thank you @SrBachchan sir for the privilege…we will make it worthy of your time.”
Prabhas also shared the teaser and expressed his excitement of sharing screen space with Big B. He wrote on Instagram, “Finally, a dream coming true…Sharing screen space with the legendary @amitabhbachchan Sir!”
Finally, a dream coming true… Sharing screen space with the legendary @amitabhbachchan Sir!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #NamaskaramBigB @deepikapadukone @nag_ashwin @swapnaduttchalasani @priyankacdutt @vyjayanthimovies #AshwiniDutt
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Welcoming senior Bachchan onboard, C Aswini Dutt, producer and founder of Vyjayanthi Movies, said, “The late legendary Shri NTR was an admirer of Shri Amitabh Bachchan and had even acted in the Telugu remakes of a few of his superhit Bollywood films. Shri NTR and I had watched the landmark film ‘Sholay’ several times when it ran for over a year at NTR’s Ramakrishna Theatre. After all these years, it is truly a glorious and immensely satisfying moment for me to welcome Indian cinema’s greatest icon, Shri Bachchan to be a part of this prestigious movie under our banner, Vyjayanthi Movies.”
Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo where he shared screen space with Ayushmann Khurrana. He is currently hosting the popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati on Sony TV. The actor is also awaiting the release of his Rumi Jaffery’s Chehre and Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra.
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