Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Big B wants to play Harivansh Rai Bachchan on screen

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) If there was one character from a book that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan would love to bring alive on screen, it would be his father’s role from his autobiography, “In the Afternoon of Time: An Autobiography” During an open question-and-answer session at the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 in the capital Friday night, an enthusiastic fan out of an audience of almost a thousand asked Big B to pick one of his beloved characters that he’d like to play in a film. He gave it a thought, and said: “Maybe I’d like to play the role that my father played in his autobiography.” You mean you want to play Harivansh Rai Bachchan, asked the startled host, Rajdeep Sardesai. He talked about some of his conversations with his father – in his childhood, during his youth and of those that Amitabh shared with Harivansh Rai during his last days in 2003.

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