Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has acted in a few southern projects such as Manam, Kandahar and upcoming Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, will be making his Kollywood debut in a full-fledged role alongside actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah in Uyarntha Manithan, which will be simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi. The film will be directed by Tha Tamilvanan who had previously directed Suryah in Kalavanin Kaadhali.
Big B's look from the upcoming film has now been revealed. SJ Suryah shared the first glimpse of the actor's from the project on his Twitter handle and wrote, "Happiest moment of my life ... thank you God , mom, dad for fulfilling a dream which I have never even dreamt of .... toThe evergreen superstar @SrBachchan , sharing it with our super star @rajinikanth & Dir @ARMurugadoss."
Happiest moment of my life ... thank you God , mom, dad for fulfilling a dream which I have never even dreamt of .... toThe evergreen superstar @SrBachchan , sharing it with our super star @rajinikanth & Dir @ARMurugadoss pic.twitter.com/Dwpd2s2nJG— S J Suryah (@iam_SJSuryah) March 31, 2019
At the press meet Suryah said: “Even before I ventured into showbiz as an assistant director, I craved for this moment to work with him. Now, to see it happening sends gold rush into my veins, but at the same time, I’m nervous to imagine that I am going to share the screen space with him. We had requested him for 40 days. He showed me his calendar for the year and I was so inspired that he’s so busy even at this age. He requested us to complete his portion in 35 days.”
While the rest of the cast hasn’t been announced by the makers yet, it was widely speculated that Jyotika might be roped in to play the female lead in the film. Refuting the rumors Suryah himself tweeted saying, “hi , it a false news …. pls don’t spread such fake news …. thx … Sjs”.
https://t.co/Ozoz54Tisy ..... hi , it a false news .... pls don’t spread such fake news .... thx ... Sjs— S J Suryah (@iam_SJSuryah) January 30, 2019
The two had previously collaborated in 2000 when the SJ Suryah directed Vijay, Jyothika starrer Kushi which went on to become a huge hit.
Produced by Thiruchendur Murugan Productions the film's first look poster was unveiled by the Superstar Rajinikanth. With Amitabh Bachchan agreeing to star in Uyarndha Manithan, it will mark his debut in the Tamil film industry.
Incidentally, the Big B is currently associated with the Telugu movie Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in which he shares the screen space with the mega star Chiranjeevi.
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