Big B Amitabh Bachchan is going to star in a Malayalam film ‘Kandahar’ that features Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal in the lead role.
The film is based on the real-life incident of the Indian Airlines Flight 814 that was hijacked.The film is going to be directed by Major ‘Ravi’. Big B plays the role of a traumatized father whose son is a commando and is killed by a militant during rescue operations.
Amitabh Bachchan will work for free (not accepting payment) in this film.Both the actors have shared screen space together for Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘AAG’ before.
Writing on his blog, Big B says ‘Mohanlal, great exponent of his art and craft, one of the finest actors of the country, from Kerala and Malayalam cinema had come over to finalize dates and schedules for the film he is making directed by Capt Ravi.’
‘It’s a small guest appearance and I had agreed. They had come over to officially sign me on and make payments etc…Payments? For a guest appearance of 3 days? With Mohanlal who has always had my greatest admiration? No way !! I don’t charge money for such acts. And told them so.
‘I shall just gloat in the honour that I shall derive by working in a Malayalam film and that too with the exceptional Mohanlal.’
The shooting will take place in Afghanistan, Russia and Dehradun after shooting in Ooty for a couple of days.
In the movie, popular South Indian actress, Sumalatha will be playing the actor’s wife. She is, in fact, making her comeback with Kandahar. She and Big B will be playing Ganesh Venkatram’s parents.