Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan Credit: File image

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been roped in for a crucial role by Vyjayanthi Movies, in an untitled project Prabhas and Deepika Padukone project. The multi-lingual project will be directed by Nag Ashwin.

Confirming the news about the veteran actor, Vyjayanthi Movies tweeted, “Welcoming with a full heart, the pride of a billion Indians. The Amitabh Bachchan. Our journey just got BIG-ger!”

They also posted a short teaser of Bachchan saying, “How can we make a legendary film, with the legend- Amitabh Bachchan” The teasers gives viewers a brief glimpse at some of the most iconic roles played by him.

The actor also took to Twitter to express gratitude, and wishing the team on completing 50 years in the industry. He wrote, “An honour and a privilege to be a part of this momentous and most ambitious venture .. and my greetings for the completion of 50 years for Vyjayanthi Movies .. may you celebrate another 50 .. and on .. !!”

Talking about Bachchan’s role, director Ashwin tweeted, “#NamaskaramBigB Not a guest role or a special appearance…but a full length role so important, tht his characters name was the working title of an early draft…thank you @SrBachchan sir for the privilege…we will make it worthy of your time.”

The movie, called a ‘magnum opus’ thanks to its handsome budget and prominent star cast is set to kick off once the COVID-19 situation gets back to normal. According to reports, the film is touted to be a sci-fi drama set in the backdrop of World War 3.

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