After playing a teacher to a blind girl in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's [Images] Black, Amitabh Bachchan [Images] will be seen as a blind lawyer in S Ramanathan's Zamaanat. Incidentally, Ramanathan made the 1972 film Bombay to Goa [Images], starring Amitabh, Mehmood, Shatrughan Sinha and Aruna Irani.
"The film (Zamaanat) has me playing the role of a lawyer for the first time," Bachchan says. "I play a blind advocate who seeks justice for an innocent man facing charges of murder."
The film has taken over seven years to be made, but the Big B [Images] says the delay will not hamper the film's prospects.
Ramanathan says Zamaanat was delayed due to certain problems including a distributor's demand for dropping one of the actors from the film. "I refused to do so," he says, adding that the exact date of the film's release will be decided later.
The film also stars Karisma Kapoor, Arshad Warsi [Images] and Anupam Kher [Images].
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