Years ago there were talks of Bollywood’s showman Subhash Ghai teaming up with actor par excellence Amitabh Bachchan for a film titled Devaa. However, the project was got shelved never to see the light of day. Now we hear that Ghai will soon be teaming up with Bachchan for his next film, that is a biopic on Sarabjit Singh.
Media buzz is that the film which is being produced by Ghai will apparently feature Bachchan as the Pakistani lawyer and Sonakshi will be seen playing Sarabjit’s sister. The film is based on Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in Pakistan, who died in May this year after being attacked in jail.
However denying Bachchan’s involvement in the film Ghai says, “In our forthcoming film Sarabjit to be directed by Ishwar Singh and starring Sonakshi Sinha and Anurag Sinha, I need to clarify that Amitabh Bachchan is not in the film. Yes we did approach him but after reading the script, he informed us that he was playing a lawyer’s role in another film that he had already committed to…We mutually agreed not to cast him in this film, though I would have loved to have worked with a Legend like him. So now we are still talking to other actors for this role and will soon be announcing the name.”