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Big B returns to small screen, this time as an actor

After making his debut on the small screen 15 years ago with Kaun Banega Crorepati, Amitabh Bachchan is all set to return to the small screen, this time as an actor in a fiction show.

tv Updated: Jun 06, 2013 01:06 IST
Amitabh Bachchan,Kaun Banega Crorepati,Anurag Kashyap

Amitabh Bachchan, who is making his debut as an actor on the small screen with a fiction show, is anxious as well as quite excited.

He had made his TV debut 15 years ago but it was a game-show, the humongously successful Kaun Banega Crorepati.

"I was looking to do something different on TV. I was keen on doing a fiction show. It is a little premature to talk about what the story is about," Bachchan told reporters in Mumbai.

"Whenever we do something different, there is always pressure, anxiety and danger. We are scared of expectations (ummeed se jaan nikal rahi hai).

"A lot of people told me I was reducing my stature when I did TV for the first time. Now that I am going to turn 71, there is no stature left, so I decided what I have not done, let's do it."

Acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap would be the creative director of the show. "If he has decided to do something, then he is behind it. He will ask many questions," Kashyap said, talking about his collaboration with Big B.

The show, reportedly, would centre around social issues but Bachchan refused to divulge details.

First Published: Jun 06, 2013 01:02 IST