Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Sairat’ director Nagraj Manjule’s next film

amitav baccha (607 x 430)Two-time National Award-winning Marathi filmmaker, Nagraj Manjule, is making his Bollywood debut with a yet-untitled social drama. It features Amitabh Bachchan as a patriarch with shades of grey. After his 2016 drama, ‘Sairat’, went on to become the highest grossing Marathi film, being remade in Telugu and Punjabi and picked up by Karan Johar for a Hindi-remake, Nagraj began scripting another film, reports Times of India.
He had the concept for a while and had planned it as a Marathi film, but after ‘Sairat’, he wanted to revisit the story in Hindi. “Nagraj worked on it for a year-and-a-half before taking the script to Bachchan in January.The project was locked soon after,” reveals a source close to the development, adding that the film is expected to roll later this year.
At a recent event, the 39-yearold- filmmaker revealed that he was a huge Bachchan fan and had decided to become a director while enacting a few scenes as Bachchan from Ramesh Sippy’s classic ‘Sholay’ on stage. And the admiration is mutual. Bachchan considers Nagraj a genius-director and applauded ‘Sairat’ on social media, and sent the filmmaker a personal letter after watching the film too.


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