Amitabh Bachchan to star in a TV serial


After making a mark on big screen, Amitabh Bachchan embarked into TV serial. Big B will feature in a daily soap which will be produced by Amitabh Bachchan’s company ABCL. It is going to be a mega budget serial and auditions of the actors will be held soon. The show will go on air at the end of this year.

Amitabh Bachchan will not appear in every episode but he will be appearing on special episodes only to promote the serial. After hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati, Amitabh Bachchan became hot favorite among the TV goers.

For a while now, Bachchan has apparently been toying with the idea of doing a television serial. "Last year, he held meetings with several channel producers, expressing his desire to act in a daily soap. Some of them even made a few presentations. But nothing worked out then," says a source close to the developments.

"But given that this is Bachchan's first-ever daily soap appearance, utmost care is being taken to keep the project under wraps," said the source, adding that an official announcement is likely next week.

Early reports suggest the project will be made a lavish scale. "The budgets are huge and the serial is going to be another game-changer for Mr Bachchan and the industry," said an insider from the television industry on condition of anonymity. It is also being said that though Bachchan will be the face of the serial, but may not make an appearance in every episode. "But he will do all that he can to promote the production," added the source.

The 70 yrs old megastar who likes to keep himself busy, has not signed any major films this year. "While some attributed to his health concerns, truth is, he worked out his schedule for his television debut. After his stints with KBC, he is now in love and comfortable with the medium," said the source.

Hope, Big B charms his fan on small screen too!

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