The 2016 Marathi flick Sairat turned out to be quite a rage at the box office, and rightly so! With Sairat, director Nagraj Manjule has proven his capabilities as a storyteller. In response to this film, Amitabh Bachchan, like the classy old school man that he is, had sent him a handwritten note to congratulate for the same.
Little did we know that we would get to hear about Amitabh Bachchan and Mr. Manjule collaborating in the near future, but IT’S HAPPENING!
Yes, you read that right! If reports are to be believed, the Sairat director had been working on a script for a social drama since the past year and a half, which has a patriarch with gray shades at its center. We now hear that Manjule has gone ahead and approached Big. B for the role of the patriarch, which he has readily agreed to play and has signed on the dotted line.
A source close to the affair said, “Nagraj worked on it for a year-and-a-half before taking the script to Bachchan in January. The project was locked soon after.”
Wow! Talk about exciting news!
On the work front, Sr. Bachchan is currently tied up with two films, one being the Aamir Khan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan which is not shaping up as per how Aditya Chopra wants it, and the other one is 102 Not Out where he will be fathering Rishi Kapoor!
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