With Budda, Big B will be back to his underworld territory again as he did in Don in 1978. The film will be produced by Bachchan"s AB Corp. It will be helmed by Puri Jagannadh, whose 2006 hit Telugu film Pokiri was the inspiration behind Salman Khan"s action movie Wanted. According a source close to the film, “Amitabh Bachchan will be playing an underworld don, who is a very angry old man. This character is in line of his role in the movie Aakhree Raasta. But his character in Budda gets angry at the slightest provocation".
The source adds, “You can imagine Big B doing some strong action scenes like Salman Khan did in Wanted". As per the source, it was Puri, who wanted to represent Amitabh in that role so that people can refresh their memory with some of his old action hits. Budda is said to be an original script by Puri unlike other remade or inspired action movies. Sonu Sood has been roped in to play the second lead in the movie. Surprisingly, Abhishek Bachchan is not signed even though their last film together from the same production house did very well.
The source further informs, “Sonu will be playing a police officer in Budda and the story will mainly deal with these two characters". Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma, who happens to be a common friend of Big B and Puri, is also involved with the project as the creative producer.
Budda is likely to go on floors later this October and it will be extensively shot in Mumbai.