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"Aladin is the old Fable" - Amitabh Bachchan

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Mumbai (ANI): Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan promoted his forthcoming fantasy movie Aladin and said it is a contemporary form of the old fable.

The classic tale of 'Aladin and the Magic Lamp' has undergone a modern-day transformation at the Bollywood studios and the film is all set to weave its magic around the moviegoers in the form of this new fantasy film.

One of the most popular fables among the children, which first appeared in 'The Book of One Thousand and One Nights', this story has been adapted by film maker Sujoy Gosh to cater to the Indian audience. Six years after he first made a mark with the low-budget comedy Jhankaar Beats, Sujoy Ghosh is back with a tale of fantasy. Aladin is his biggest project, starring veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan as the genie.

"Aladin is the old fable and that's the connection but that's where it ends. There are just I think three things from the old fable which can be associated with the film today, the name Aladin, the lamp and the genie. But it is a contemporary form of Aladin, its modern times. Its a make believe city where there are people just like us. And we speak and talk and behave quite normally," said Bachchan.

Bachchan along with Riteish Deshmukh, who will be playing Aladin and Jacqueline Fernandez, playing Jasmine in the movie attended a promotional event. A surprise item at the event was Deshmukh rubbing the replica of magic lamp kept on the stage and instantly, appeared the genie Bachchan on dais! Deshmukh expressed his delight of working with Bachchan and other senior actors.

"I am glad that Sujoy Ghosh has reconstructed the character of Aladin. He has made it different. He has written his own story. I hope that the film entertains you," said Deshmukh.

Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandes expressed that since movie is all about making wishes, her wish would be that people watch her magical movie. "Aladin is a movie that is all about wishes and dreams coming true. So really, my wish tonight would really be for all you to go and see our movie. It's a very beautiful, magical, and wonderful movie. And we had a magical time making it," said Fernandez.

It is the story of an orphan, Aladin, played by actor Riteish Deshmukh who lives in the city of Khwaish and is bullied since childhood by Kasim and his gang. How his life takes a turn when he meets Jasmine played by Jacqueline, who gives him a magic lamp and what happens after that, forms the basic plot of the film.

The film seems to be a good mix of magic and action and promises to floor the audiences with its new storyline. The formal curtain raiser of this film is scheduled on October 30.

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