Shoojit Sircar lends a helping hand to Big B's show

  • Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 14, 2014 19:22 IST

Actor Amitabh Bachchan’s debut in a fictional TV show seems to be growing in ­popularity. After ­filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui joined the cast of the show, playing cameo roles, now filmmaker Shoojit Sircar too has joined in.

Though he won’t be acting like the rest, he will lend a hand in the production. Sircar’s next directorial venture, Piku, starring Big B is going on floors in June or July, after the actor finishes work on his television serial.

Shoojit, who has already worked with Bachchan in his Gujarat tourism campaign, is interestingly associated with the serial he is acting in and co-producing. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the production of the serial is looked after by Anurag Kashyap (top, right) as a creative director. Shoojit is helping out the two. “I have Shoojit also sort of helping out. That will be hopefully done in couple of months. We have already completed about 80 per cent,” says Bachchan.

The show will have a finite 20 episodes. The story of the show, though, has been kept under wraps, is about the politics of the corporate world with the senior actor playing the ­character of Yudhishtir Sikarwar, a business tycoon.

However, Bachchan regrets that his first filmwith Shoojit, who has made films like Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe, didn’t seethe light of the day as yet. “Shoojit and I have worked before (in a film) but, unfortunately, that film got stuck somewhere. I have worked with Shoojit in many commercials. We did the Gujarat tourism ­campaign. I am very ­comfortable working with him,” says Bachchan.

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