Talking to PTI earlier, Academy award winner Resul Pookutty had said, "I have approached Mr Bachchan for the film that I want to direct. The character is from another country but it is not a political film. It is an extremely human subject that touches the lives of people on both sides of the border."
In an interview on Wednesday night, Amitabh Bachchan himself has admitted that Resul Pookutty contacted him for the role of a Pakistani national in his debut film and he is give his consent. "He (Resul) had come to me...he had met me. He wanted to make a film with me. We had some discussions but nothing has been finalised yet," PTI quotes Bachchan as saying.
The film will be an emotional one dealing with the relationship between a father and son. Amitabh Bachchan might play the role of an aging Shakespearean stage actor in Mahesh Manjrekar's screen adaptation of celebrated play Natsamrat, penned by VV Shirwadkar. Bachchan had played a similar role in The Last Lear.
Actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar had taken the screenplay to Big B in May this year. Bachchan has reportedly given a green signal to his career's first ever screen adaptation of Marathi literature. Bachchan said, "Mahesh Manjrekar will be directing it but it is at a nascent stage. It is a very nice and famous play, lot of big artists have been part of it. I can't talk much about it...it is too early."