Amitabh Bachchan will be soon seen in Chiranjeevi’s magnum opus titled Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. The actor is off to Hyderabad to shoot for the movie. In his blog entry for March 27, Big B has revealed that he will have a guest appearance in the upcoming biopic which traces the life of late freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. He also shared a picture from the first look test of the film.“Dear friend Chiranjeevi, that majestic superstar and icon from the world of Andhra and Telugu cinema, requests for a guest appearance in his magnum opus, on a most valiant period character that he portrays, and I agree... so am off to begin its shoot in Hyderabad... in a few hours... The first look tests of which seem to be somewhat,” Amitabh wrote in his blog.
Sporting a long white beard with a heavily wrinkled face, Big B will apparently be essaying the role of an old man in the movie. The philosophical Bachchan further adds in the blog about how in recent times, he is almost always approached to play an older man. “Cannot really deny their choice… The days of yore are over… I mean they could never be reborn as this,” posts Amitabh in his blog.
“I do swear and promise myself that ‘NEVER AGAIN’ shall I ever indulge in sticking wigs and hair for a film .. but eventually get caught in projects that demand just that .. So .. alright for the sake of creative excellence and necessity I submit,” he added.
Earlier this month, Amitabh was shooting for Thugs of Hindostan in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The actor even experienced ‘stiff neck and shoulder pain’ during the shoot and had to call in his team of doctors from Mumbai for an immediate check-up.The star cast of Sye Raa also includes Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Sudeep, Nayanthara, Pragya Jaiswal and Brahmaji. Produced on a budget of Rs 150 crore by Ram Charan under his banner Konidela Production Company, the film will be released in multiple languages, including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi.