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Just what is Amitabh doing these days?

May 14, 2019 13:19 IST

Fifty years in the film industry, 200 odd films, countless hits/blockbusters, dozens of endorsements and loads of goodwill later, Amitabh Bachchan continues to be as busy as ever.

After delivering a big hit with Badla, the 76-year-old actor has no intention of slowing down.

In fact, he's got five movies coming up in the next 12 months.

Joginder Tuteja peeks into the Big B's date diary and tells us what to expect from him next.

 

Chehre 

IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan's look in Chehre.

Amitabh Bachchan forms a unique pair with Emraan Hashmi in Chehre.

A thriller, the film will be directed by Rumi Jaffrey, with whom Bachchan has earlier worked with in the comedy, God Tussi Great Ho.

Kriti Kharbanda joins the Chehre cast, and the shoot is currently underway.

It is slated for a February release.

 

Jhund 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Instagram

Amitabh Bachchan has completed the shoot for Jhund, directed by Nagraj Manjule of Sairat fame.

Manjule has made a social-cum-sports drama which sees Bachchan play a soccer coach.

Jhund is set in a small town and is said to be carrying a message around the rehabilitation of slum kids.

Though Bachchan was suave and sophisticated in his last release Badla, he will be seen as a common man in Jhund.

 

Tera Yaar Hoon Main

Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Instagram

A Hindi-Tamil bilingual, Tera Yaar Hoon Main fetches its title from a popular song in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.

SJ Suryah co-stars with Bachchan.

But that's not all.

More than two decades after Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Big B reunites with Ramya Krishnan.

Directed by T Tamilvanan, the film is on the floors.

 

Brahmastra

IMAGE: Ayan Mukerji, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor join Amitabh Bachchan for a selfie. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Instagram

Ayan Mukerji's superhero film has been pushed from Christmas to the summer of 2020, due to the extensive VFX work needed.

Bachchan plays Lord Brahma in the mythological film, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna.

 

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Instagram

To be released in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a war drama starring Chiranjeevi.

It features Amitabh Bachchan in a major role along with Vijay Sethupathi, Sudeep and Jagapathi Babu.

The leading ladies include Nayanthara, Tamannaah Bhatia and Huma Qureshi.

The film is based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy who had revolted against the East India Company a decade before the 1857 Mutiny.

JOGINDER TUTEJA
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