Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is good to go for new project – his Gujarati movie debut in the coming Aanand Pandit production titled ‘Fakt Mahilao Mate’.
In a social media post, the producer, who worked with Bachchan in ‘Chehre’, announced their new collaboration saying, “After listening to one line he said he will do it, he will do it for me, he will do it for his belief in me. First time in a Gujarati film!”
Conceding that he was surprised at the actor’s choice to come ready for the movie, he said, “One day I walked up to him with the script of my next Gujarati film I was making ‘Fakt Mahilao Mate’. I was apprehensive. He is a superstar and what I was offering him is a regional cinema and that also in a cameo.”
Relieved that the actor agreed to feature in the movie, Pandit added that Big B even went on to do it free and refused any remuneration. “I was overwhelmed; Mr Amitabh Bachchan, the star of the Millenium had agreed to perform in Gujarati film just for the bond we share. Although he wouldn’t take his fees for this performance, nothing was less important for him. Be it to be on the floor for shooting or be it performing with Gujrati actors; he did everything with immense involvement and interest,
the producer said.
He likewise uncovered that Bachchan was keen to do his own dubbing for the movie, in spite of being offered a dubbing artist to give the Gujarati voiceover. Anand said, “I told him that we will have a voice-over artist for his part as adopting Gujrati language would be troublesome for him, and we would not like to trouble him further.”
Much to the producer’s surprise, Bachchan said, “Anand Ji humara kaam he to hum hi karenge. Aap humara kaam dekhiye, achha na lage to fir voice over karvaiyega. Apne artist pe bharosa rakhiye, aap ko nirash nahi karenge.”
“How humble he could be even at this height of his career, with so many achievements and experience. And not just this, he actually learnt Gujarati accents and finished the dubbing just in 45 minutes. He made sure to avail the maximum Perfection. His urge to learn, his devotion toward work and his humbleness make him what he is today,” Pandit concluded.
‘Fakt Mahilao Mate’ is scheduled to release on 19 August.