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Amitabh Bachchan lends voice to animated Bheeshma

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is known for his deep baritone voice, has lent his voice and face to the iconic character of Bheeshma Pitamah in an upcoming animation film Mahabharat, which is produced by Jayantilal Gada of PEN India. But the 69-year-old star has done the recording free of cost.

Talking to PTI, producer Jayantilal Gada said, "Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice to the role of Bheeshma Pitamah in our animated Mahabharat. He finished the entire recording in one hour, which was very shocking for us. He has such a command over the language that he even corrected minor grammatical mistakes in the dialogues."

Jayantilal Gada can't stop Amitabh Bachchan's simplicity and generous nature. The producer added, "He did not charge us for his work. Our entire team is grateful to him. We could not have done the film without him as we can't imagine any other voice for the role of Bheeshma Pitamah.”

However, the movie Mahabharat is a 50-crore project, which is produced by PEN India. The characters from the epic will have voices and looks of 15 Bollywood stars. Sunny Deol has recorded for the role of Bheem. The other Bollywood names involved with the film are still under wraps. The film is slated for an October release.

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