Big B: Amitabh Bachchan will give a guest appearance in veteran actor-theatre personality Vikram Gokhale’s upcoming Marathi film ‘AB Ani CD’, that is both directed and penned by Milind Lele. Here his role would be to portray himself in the film as mentioned in a public statement issued by the filmmakers.
While speaking to PTI, producer Akshay Bardapurkar said, “Bachchan sir is playing himself in the film. He will be seen as a megastar and the role is about 15-minutes-long.” Akshay further added that it was Gokhale who recommended Big B’s name for the film. “We narrated the story to Mr Gokhale first and it was him who suggested that Mr Bachchan would be suitable for a role like this (of an star).
He was quoted further saying that, “He made the call to him and that’s when we went and met Bachchan sir and he immediately agreed to be a part of our film,” he added. In the film, Bachchan and Gokhale will be play the role of childhood friends. “They both start their journey together. Bachchan sir and Gokhale sir are school friends and they meet almost after 70 years for a birthday party.”
Talking about the film’s title, Bardapurkar said, “AB stands for Amitabh Bachchan and CD for Gokhale’s character, who is called Chandrakant Deshpande.”
This upcoming family-comedy drama will hit the silver screens any time in December this year. Bachchan and Gokhale, 78, both have previously featured together in cult films like Agneepath and Khuda Gawah.
Big B who joined the shooting sequences for “AB Ani CD” on Tuesday that just passed by, is also working on Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra, Sairat fame Nagraj Manjule’s Hindi directorial debut Jhund, a family comedy titled Gulabo Sitabo with Ayushmann Khurrana; and thriller Chehre with Emraan Hashmi.