Poster Out: Amitabh Bachchan in telly soap ‘Yudh’
Amitabh Bachchan has unveiled the poster of the much awaited telly soap titled ‘Yudh’ directed by Anurag Kashyap in Delhi today. The poster shows Big B running in dust with high rising building at the backdrop. He is playing a construction company co-owner Yudhishthir Sikarwar in the TV series. During the launch, veteran actor Sarika and Aahana Kumra who is playing his on-screen son was also present.
"I play a construction company owner. There is business rivalry and family issues along with health issues which might be terminal...how he balances is what you will get to see," Amitabh told reporters here at the poster launch.
The show has been co-produced by Amitabh's production company Saraswati Creations with Endemol India.
"TV needs change and we always complain about it. I feel it ('Yudh') is cinema as a TV series," said Sircar.
Kashyap agreed, "It's like cinema on screen. This is Mr. Bachchan at his best. We followed rules of cinema for the show. The approach...from script to sound design to editing, it's same as it's done in films."
“For quite some time I wanted to get an opportunity on television in which I get to work in a serial. I got in touch with Anurag Kashyap last January. Then we together took this forward. For me it has been an amazing experience. And I am thankful to those people who have worked with me and helped make this series. I play a construction company owner. There is business rivalry and family issues along with health issues which might be terminal. How he balances is what you will get to see,” Amitabh Bachchan told reporters here at the poster launch.
When asked about the USP of the Yudh, a humble Mr. Bachchan said, “The story is the USP of ‘Yudh’ and not me. I feel the directors, the writers are the main guys involved in this show. If there is no story then I am useless. I am a mere puppet and I did what they asked me to do.”
Sarika said Big B is the reason behind her presence on the show, “When they came to me for this, the first reason I wanted to do it was because of Mr. Bachchan. It is an absolute pleasure and at times very disturbing, because he is so good at everything, to work with him. His energy level, discipline and timing. You feel you should’ve come before him or should’ve more energy than him. But all that translates into very good work. He is genuinely something. The way he works is very different from others. His schedule is amazing,” stated Sarika at the poster launch event of Yudh.
The show will be aired on Sony entertainment channel from July.