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No Talisman for Amitabh Bachchan

Gullu Gupshup | March 07, 2008 14:10 IST
Last Updated: March 07, 2008 14:29 IST

It was supposed to be Bollywood's answer to Peter Jackson's hit Lord of The Rings.

But there is no sign of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film Talisman with Amitabh Bachchan [Images]. It's been a year since the fantasy film was launched and a trailer of the same screened across theatres with Eklavya, a film that also starred the Big B [Images]. The film's promos shot by ad man Ram Madvani featured Bachchan in the role of a silver-haired warrior.

Now, it seems that Chopra's most ambitious project has been shelved and the reason for this, according to sources, is time constraints.

Bachchan has a tight schedule this year starting with Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar Raj. Other films in his kitty include Shoe Bite, Alladin, Mira Nair's Shantaram and Teen Patti among many others.

Chopra, who bonded with Bachchan during the making of Eklavya (he even gifted the actor a Rolls Royce) is also busy with Aamir Khan's [Images] film, Idiots which will be directed by Rajkumar Hirani.