Bollywood's angry young man Amitabh Bachchan is all set to make his appearance on Kannada screen after a decade. The actor, who was seen himself in Kannada's romantic movie Amruthadhare, will be playing an important role in Sandalwood's forthcoming movie Kabira.
Kabira is the hagiographical movie, which features Sandalwood King Shivaraj Kumar in the lead role. The movie is the biopic of mystic poet and saint Kabira of 15th century. Earlier, Kannada's cultural icon Dr Rajkumar had also done the biopic on Saint Kabira in 1962, which was titled as Mahatma Kabira. The movie, which was directed by P Srinivas was produced by TN Reddy. Apart from Annavru, the movie also had Krishnakumari and Paapamma in the lead roles. Rajkumar was appreciated by mass for his performance in the movie.
However, Shivanna's new movie Kabira is reportedly the remake of old movie Mahatma Kabir for which Amitabh has been approached to play Kabir's teacher role. Shivaraj Kumar will be seen in the same shade, in which Rajkumar was seen in the old movie. Narendra Babu, who is directing Kabira is yet to finalise the remaining casts for other significant roles of the movie.
Amitabh Bachchan's Role In Kabira
Amitabh Bachchan will be playing the role of Ramanand in the movie, who was the teacher of Saint Kabira.
Amitabh Bachchan Has Agreed
If sources are to believed then Amitabh Bachchan has agreed to play the lead role in Kabira for which he is yet to give the dates.
Shivaraj Kumar And Amitabh Bachchan In Ads
Shivanna and Amitabh Bachchan were seen together in two ads of a jewellery, where the duo was seen as teacher-student and father-son.
Good Rapport Between The Families
Dr Rajkumar and Bachchan's families share a very good rapport since many years. Amitabh was himself a huge fan and admirer of Dr Rajkumar for his simple lifestyle.
Makers Got The Contact
The makers of Kabira approached Amitabh Bachchan through Shivaraj Kumar as the duo had worked together for an ad recently.
Amitabh Bachchan Was Happy
It is said that Amitabh Bachchan was very happy when he heard about the Kannada project. He had also expressed his wish to work with Dr Rajkumar in Kannada movie earlier.
Sources said that Kabira is likely to go on floor in the month of May as Shivaraj Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan are busy with other projects.