Amitabh Bachchan has done an excellent job in his recent films by sporting news looks. Be it was ‘Khakee’ in which the megastar appeared in a trimmed beard to play a cop’s role or ‘Cheeni Kum’ where he flaunts a hip ponytail for a chef’s role. Both the films like his past ones showcase a complete different personality of the actor.
But I was shocked to know that Mr Bachchan would be going bald for Indian born, New York-based film director Mira Nair’s upcoming film titled ‘Shantaram’. It was hard to believe that he would part away with his locks, be it is a renowned film director who is casting him in Hollywood production. Also being a great fan of Big B I could never envisage him appearing bald especially in a film where he will be seen in a supporting role.
It was a great respite for me when Big B cleared all rumors and said:
This is completely untrue! I’ve no knowledge of any such requirement for Mira’s film, nor have I spoken to anyone about it. When I heard about this I spoke to Mira and she rubbished it.
Film ‘Shantaram’ is based on the best-selling novel Shantaram written by Gregory David Roberts. The flick is co-produced by Hollywood star Johnny Depp, who plays the lead role in the film. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. and is slated for a release in 2008.
Currently Amitabh is held shooting for Ravi Chopra’s Bhootnath and Sujoy Ghosh’s Alladdin. He would leave to begin shooting for Mira Nair’s film in January. But before that he has to also finish shooting for Shoojit Sarkar’s tentatively titled ‘Shoebite’, and Leena Das’ ‘Teen Patti’.