In the thriller Wazir, Amitabh Bachchan, 73, plays a wheelchair bound character. The movie, directed by Bejoy Nambiar, is about the unusual friendship between a chess grandmaster named Pandit Omkarnath Dhar and Farhan Akhtar’s Danish, who is an ATS officer. ‘Wazir’, which released in theatres on Friday, has been produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who had initially planned to make the film in Hollywood. Here is what Amitabh Bachchan has to say about ‘Wazir’:
1. Amitabh Bachchan said ‘Wazir’ has the potential to be a great thriller, thanks to its unique storyline, which will keep the audience hooked to their seats. Bachchan added, “Its story is unique and the way it has been presented is also intense and intriguing. It is a thriller with drama and emotion”.
2. Amitabh Bachchan said, “I do not think it was limiting… It was exciting to be doing a role that I had not done before… The approach to the character was dictated by the director”.
3. Amitabh Bachchan said, “Each generation and period in the profession of filmmaking shall go through changes and I am just happy that I have had the good fortune to be involved in the process for so many years”.
4. Amitabh Bachchan added, “I have not found a liking for thrillers .. Thrillers have found a liking for me.”
5. Amitabh Bachchan said, “With each working day is a lesson in learning…. I wish to learn each day.” Bachchan added he would love to do the Hollywood version of ‘Wazir’ if approached.
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