Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan says he’ll make his television acting debut in a new series this year, said AP.
Bachchan announced the new and yet untitled show to reporters in Mumbai on Wednesday. The series, to be aired on the Sony Television channel,
will focus on social issues.
The show will be the first fictional TV outing for the Indian superstar, who has already hosted the hugely successful ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ India’s version of ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.’
‘I just felt that this could be yet another step” to connect with audiences “almost immediately,’ the 70-year-old told reporters.
The new show will be directed by popular Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
Bachchan has starred in nearly 200 films in a career that has spanned more than four decades.
His latest movie was a brief role in the Baz Luhrmann-directed ‘The Great Gatsby.’
Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan (born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the ‘angry young man’ of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.
-With New Age input