The star of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan has his plates more than just full with numerous films in his hands. The actor however has already signed up for many ventures and just cant seem to be able to distribute his time to many.
According to what we have heard, Big B will not be playing therole of a Pakistani lawyer in a biopic on slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh. Subhash Ghai is bringing on screen the story of Sarabjit, who spent 22-years in a Pakistan jail on espionage charges.
The death row convict, who was a native of Punjab, died in a prison in Lahore this year after an attack by his fellow inmates. Subhash Ghai said he is looking for a new actor to portray the part as Bachchan is already committed to play the role of a lawyer in another movie. “I need to clarify that Amitabh Bachchan has not signed the film. After reading the script, he suggested that he is playing a lawyer’s role in some other project for which he is committed. So, we have mutually agreed not to cast him in this film,” Ghai reportedly told.
“I would love to work with a legend like him. But, now we shall announce another actor soon,” he said. The film, produced by Ghai, will see newcomer Anurag Sinha playing the role of Sarabjit. Sonakshi Sinha is apparently essaying the role of Sarabjit’s sister – Dalbir Kaur. The film will be directed by Ishwar Singh.
Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan was recently in the capital to attend an event and he took to his blog to express his wish.
“As I laze about in my environs at home in Delhi, I feel the need of a reduction in pressures of work. And I wonder what may I do if I were to do that,” he posted in his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.
But after having achieved unparalleled success and recognition, the superstar feels its not fair for him to stop working, even for a while.
“Life has been most generous and kind to me, that I often feel if I merely stopped it would be an injustice to all that life by the grace of the Almighty gave me,” he said.
The actor is currently shooting for “Bhootnath Returns”.