Bachchan talks about his upcoming projects

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Bachchan talks about his upcoming projects. (Reuters) Bachchan talks about his upcoming projects. (Reuters)
SummaryBig B's two pending projects Shoojit Sircar's Shoebite and Mira Nair's Shantaram are due to release.

Bachchan talked about his other two pending projects - Shoojit Sircar's 'Shoebite' and Mira Nair's 'Shantaram'. 'Shoebite' also stars Dia Mirza, Jimmy Shergill and Sarika.

Earlier, Percept Pictures was to make the film but later UTV Motion Pictures stepped in. Talking about the same, Big B said, "'Shoebite' was the idea that Percept first worked on and then UTV came into the picture and Shoojit Sircar came on board. We shot the entire film. Then UTV said they have got some legal problem with 20th Century Fox as they said this property (subject) belongs to them."

"We had to tell them (20th Century Fox) that we are through with the shooting of the film. Now this matter is with UTV. I don't know what the outcome is. From our side the work is over. Hope that the film will be released soon," he said.

The other project is internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair's dream project 'Shantaram', a 2003 novel by Gregory David Roberts.

The film was set to have Hollywood actor Johnny Depp in the lead. Few years back Mira had shelved plans to shoot the film. The project is reportedly being revived.

"'Shantaram' never went on floors. Mira Nair had come to me saying she wanted me to do a role in the film. Also, the film was to feature Johnny Depp and she was excited about it. I agreed to do the role," Bachchan said.

"Later she told me that they have abandoned the project. I don't know what is happening with 'Shantaram' now," he said.

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