Have you ever felt too old to get out of our comfort zone and try something different? Well, it’s time to
draw inspiration from the legendary Amitabh Bachchan who is all set to conquer a new territory. At the
age of 75, the unstoppable actor will be stepping into the Tamil film industry. Cinema lovers are excited
about Amitabh’s Kollywood debut and can’t wait to watch his charisma in a Tamil movie. Here’s all you
need to know about the big move.
Amitabh Bachchan will be seen acting in Uyarntha Manithan alongside actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah. A bilingual, the movie will be simultaneously shot in Tamil and Hindi. It is an exciting project for both actors; the movie will mark Amitabh’s debut in Tamil cinema and its Hindi version will launch Suryah in Bollywood. The two actors are off to a great start.
Behind the scenes
This ambitious project will be directed by Tha Tamilvaanan, who is also the writer of the film. He completed the pre-production work of Uyarntha Manithan in a year’s time. After working on the script for nearly one year, he patiently waited for Big B’s nod. It was an overwhelming experience for him when Amitabh finally accepted the role and said that he loved the script. Fun fact: A movie of the same title (Uyarntha Manithan) was released in 1968 with Sivaji Ganesan in the lead role. Amitabh is a great admirer of this celebrated actor of Tamil cinema.
The Rajinikanth connection
This is not the first time that Amitabh has been approached for a Tamil film. Not many people know that he was asked to play the antagonist in the Rajinikanth-starrer Robot.
Now, the announcement of Uyarntha Manithan was made by none other than superstar Rajinikanth. He launched the movie’s title in a video message where he also sent his best wishes to the team. The shooting for Uyarntha Manithan will begin in March 2019 and Amitabh will be devoting 35 days to shoot his part.