Big B in Mahabharata film and as a funky fun God
Big B is known to be an icon and a legend in the film industry especially after he made his comeback in the industry with the popular television show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. Amitabh has played several diverse and some of the best roles on-screen in his films. Keeping up this trend Big B is now all set to play a funky and cool God in his film ‘God Tussi Great Ho’. According to some sources Big B may also play the role of ‘Bhishma’ in Ravi Chopra’s film version of Mahabharata. It is also being rumoured that Amitabh may once again be seen in his popular comeback show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ next year which will definitely be a treat for his fans.
Sources claim that Ravi Chopra is all set to make a film version of Mahabharata under his home production banner B.R Films. The television version of Mahabharata was also launched by B.R Films and went onto become extremely popular worldwide. The buzz in the industry is that Ravi wants Amitabh to play the role of ‘Bhishma’ and Rani Mukherjee to play the role of ‘Draupadi’ in his film version of Mahabharata. However Ravi Chopra refuses to discuss the star cast at this stage. He has just completed ‘Baabul’ with Amitabh. Rani, Salman and John and is currently waiting for the film to release.
Chopra however does say “I have been toying with the idea of making this epic into a feature film and now that Baabul is wrapped up I can take up this challenge.” An interesting piece of news is that the film will actually be a six hour movie which will be the longest film in the history of bollywood. But Chopra is quick to clarify this aspect saying “I will release it in two parts-part one on one Friday and the second part on the following Friday.” Chopra intends to work on both films simultaneously and has allotted a budget of Rs.150 crores for both the parts together. The film version will also have a lot more glamour and first class special effects.
Big B will also be seen playing a funky fun God in Rumi Jaffrey’s ‘God Tussi Great Ho’ which will also star Salman Khan. According to sources Bachchan senior will play a funny, spunky and dude like God, who has this on-going dialogue on life with Salman Khan. However the ever modest Amitabh says “it’s just a role albeit with a fantasy element that’s fun to do. And working with Salman is always enjoyable.” Amitabh recently celebrated his 64th birthday and was even unwell last year, but this does not seem to be slowing him down, in fact he’s all geared up for his forthcoming projects like Ram Gopal’s film where he plays Gabbar Singh, and also his worldwide concert along with son Abhishek amongst others films.