Amitabh Bachchan to Play Chess Grandmaster in Thriller starring Farhan Akhtar
BSuperstar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to play the role of a paralysed chess grandmaster in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's upcoming thriller starring Farhan Akhtar in the lead. The film is to be directed by Bejoy Nambiar, states Bollywood News.
Chopra had earlier worked on another "chess movie" but it could possibly not be released. The role is sure to add to Amitabh Bachchan's amazing repertoire.
The character, played by Bachchan, will be confined to bed and play mentor to Farhan Akhtar in the thriller.
Bollywood News states Amitabh Bachchan was Farhan Akhtar's 'choice' and the superstar was quoted as saying, "After Shoojit’s (Sircar; director) film, there will be Vidhu Vinod Chopra's project. That will be at the end of the year with Farhan, and Bejoy Nambiar is directing it." -- Rajat Khanna