November 27 : Back in October this year, production house Vyjayanthi Movies had announced that Amitabh Bachchan has been brought onboard in the untitled film that stars Prabhas and Deepika Padukone in the lead. Telegu film Mahanati’s director Nag Ashwin will helm the film.
Now it has been reported by Bollywood Hungama that Amitabh Bachchan will play a full-fledged role and not a cameo in the film, which will release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam in 2022.
Earlier, commenting on the legendary actor being signed for the project, producer and founder of Vyjayanthi Movies, Ashwini Dutt, had said that the late legendary NTR was an admirer of Amitabh Bachchan. “NTR and I had watched Sholay several times when it ran for over a year at NTR’s Ramakrishna theatre,” he said. “After all these years, it is immensely satisfying for me to welcome Mr Bachchan for this prestigious movie,” he had said.
Now, the film’s co- producer Priyanka Dutta told the news portal that Big B is playing a full-length character like Prabhas. Priyanka Dutta also revealed that finding a voice to match Amitabh Bachchan’s voice in three south Indian languages will be challenging for the makers of the film.
While Dutta kept Big B’s character in the film under wrap, she said that there will be a lot of action scenes for all the three protagonists—Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas and Deepika.