The 71 year old, will be debuting in his first fiction show on TV, Yudh. In the show which resembles a lot like Breaking Bad from the first look, Amitabh will be playing the role of Yudhishtir, and for a crucial scene the director of the film, Ribhu Dasgupta, wanted a certain atmosphere around Yudhishtir. For which Big B had to wear a body rig.
The last time Amitabh did anything close to such a stunt, was for his film Cooli, 1982. The shooting of a stunt in this film ended in an accident which almost turned fatal for the legendary actor. And now, Big B has volunteered himself to try the required stunt in Yudh.
Apparently, the director was in a dilema at the shoot and Senior Bachchan understood the situation and voluntered to do the stunt. "During the briefing for the scene, I wanted to do something that would create a certain atmosphere of intrigue around the protagonist's character. For this, Sir was required to wear a body rig. He being a thorough professional agreed to wear the body rig although he knew that the action would require him to carry the weight of the heavy metal rig along with the camera. I guess they just don't make actors like Sir anymore," Bollywood Hungama quoted the director saying.
It is also said that Big B is going out of his way for the promotion of this show. Right from the promos that go on air to the edit, he is overseeing things and also taking into account opinions of people present on set.
Looks like Amitabh Bachchan is taken his first fiction show as seriously as any of his Bollywood projects.