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Amitabh Bachchan plays Genie in Aladin

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Mumbai, (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to entertain the masses with his portrayal of Genie in the forthcoming fantasy flick Aladin.

The classic tale of Aladin and the Magic Lamp has undergone a modern-day transformation at the Bollywood studios. One of the best loved children stories, which first appeared in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights has been adapted by film maker Sujoy Gosh to cater to the audience.

"You will find three things from the old story in this. One is Aladin, the other is the magic lamp and third one is the genie. Rest everything is of today's time. The city is Khwaish Nagar, which is a fantasy place, but is not too fantasized, neither is it pre-historic nor futuristic. You will find lots of today's gadgets," said Bachchan.

It is the story of an orphan. Aladin, played by actor Riteish Deshmukh, who lives in the city of Khwaish, is bullied since childhood by Kasim and his gang. How his life takes a turn when he meets Jasmine played by Jacqueline Fernandez, 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 film will be released on October 30.

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