Jaya, Amitabh to share screen space in 'Leader'

Recently the first look of the film ‘Leader’ was unveiled by Big B and Gulshan Grover. Along with them, the star cast of the film includes Jaya Bachchan, Pakhi Hegde and Dinesh Lal. Deepak Sawant is the producer of the movie, while Abhishek Chadha is the writer and director of ‘Leader’.

Deepak Sawant has been Amitabh Bachchan’s personal makeup man for more than twenty years. Amitabh Bachchan decided to help out Deepak when he decided to venture out as a producer. Big B has already acted in four films produced by Deepak. Three of his films were in Bhojpuri, while one was in Marathi. The names of the four films produced by Deepak are ‘Ganga Devi’, ‘Ganga’ , ‘Gangotri’ and ‘Akka’.

A proud Deepak Sawant speaking about the film ‘Leader’ and the role of Big B in it, stated that, “As far as Mr. Bachchan is concerned, he always plays a pivotal character in my films. So does Jayaji.” The story of the film is about an honest man and his struggle against the evils of the society and how the he turned the leader of the common men in the process.

Speaking on the occasion, Amitabh Bachchan said that, “I wish luck to all the actors standing on stage who have immensely contributed towards the making of the film, and I hope this film will be accepted by all in a manner similar to the accolades and success received by the previous Bhojpuri film.”

Gulshan Grover the bad man plays the role of an evil politician in the movie ‘Leader’. He was visibly very excited about his role in the film and while speaking to the media he commented, “I am really happy that I had an opportunity of working with such renowned actors and be a part of the film.”

Gulshan Grover had a hectic time reaching the venue. He almost had to run to reach the venue at the right time. Gulshan Grover was stuck in the maddening evening traffic jam somewhere near Juhu area in Mumbai. Amitabh is very punctual about his timing and therefore to avoid keeping the senior actor waiting for him, Gulshan did all he can to reach the venue at the right time. He finally managed to reach the venue before Amitabh. That was nice touch from Gulshan to show his respect for the veteran actor.