There is nothing that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan cannot do. On February 15 when India will be playing a cricket match against Pakistan in Adelaide, Senior Bachchan will do the commentary alongside cricket commentators Harsh Bhogle and Kapil Dev.
This is part of integration between broadcaster Star Sports and the makers of Big B’s forthcoming film ‘Shamitabh’.
Talking about the promotion, director R. Balki quoted to a leading daily, “Mr. Bachchan’s voice is the star of my film ‘Shamitabh’. The plot revolves around the baritone.”
He quoted further, “I personally feel, and there are millions who will agree with me, that there is nothing that Mr Bachchan’s voice can’t do. He has done voiceovers in many feature films and has also lent his voice to documentaries and social causes. The one thing that he hadn’t done was cricket commentary.”
“The idea of getting the 72-year-old thespian was to do something universally appealing, and it works as a double strategy — it not only serves as a great promotion of ‘Shamitabh’ but it also binds India and Pakistan together. I think the two voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan unite India and Pakistan better than anything else,” quoted Balki.
‘Shamitabh’, releasing Friday, also stars Dhanush and marks the debut of Akshara Haasan in filmdom.