Never too old to impress

Never too old to impress

evergreen Amitabh Bachchan

Forty years down the line, the society’s dissatisfaction with the system continues and the man is still angry, albeit a little old. Amitabh Bachchan is set to redefine the age for ‘heroes’ in his new film Bbuddah…Hoga Tera Baap, a throwback to his image of yore.

And this calculated risk has been taken by Viacom18 and AB Corp with Puri Jagannadh at the helm. But isn’t the title a bit grotesque?

“The title Bbuddah was given by Puri with the tagline Hoga Tera Baap but Abhishek (Bachchan) decided that the entire expression should be the title as it has a colloquial touch to it. It is a commonly used expression in North India,” explains Amitabh.

 “The movie is about an underworld don who has given up his illegal activities but is forced to fight the hurdles which often come his way,” says Amitabh while briefly narrating the storyline. The film, which will release on July 1, also stars Hema Malini, Sonu Sood and Sonal Chauhan.

The actor has great expectations from the directorial prowess of Puri, who made the hit Telugu film Pokiri, and was introduced to Amitabh by Ram Gopal Varma.

“He is a wonderful director and had an amazing script. So Abhishek decided to
produce the film. Everything was well-planned and the film was completed in just four months and it took another four months to release the film.” It has been made at a budget of Rs 10 crore and Abhishek, says Amitabh, has already got his money back.

“He has sold the satellite rights for Rs 13 crore,” he informs.  The promos show him don colourful scarves, stylish suits, leather jackets, uber cool eye gear and printed denims, so is he promoting any brand on screen? “There is no advertisement of any brand.
Everything I’m using is from my personal belongings,” he insists.

That’s not all! The fans will also see him vroom a swanky Mercedes and a Harley Davidson. Amitabh’s zany looks and macho feats make one wonder if age is just a figure
for him.

“It’s all a state of mind. I said I can do it and it happened,” he says.

Another USP of the film is that in spite of being a don, Amitabh has refrained from using cuss words or abuses.

“I am not comfortable using expletives and cuss words. I believe if I can’t watch a film, which has actors hurtling abuses, with parents and family, I can’t expect my audience to do the same,” he reasons.

Apart from rendering dialogues in his own inimitable style, Amitabh has also crooned a few songs.  “Out of five songs, I’ve sung three. One is a medley of his old film songs. It has a club genre of music. Another is an emotional song with Hema Malini. Then there is a
Bbuddah title song which is a cappella,” he tells.

Avid Amitabh admirers will also get glimpses of Amitabh’s movies of yesteryears as there are references of the same in Bbuddah...After all the toil, isn’t he anxious about the
outcome?

“People should like the film. I’m doing an action role after a gap of 30 years and at my age, it definitely is taxing. But I’m excited as I await its release,” he avers.

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