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Last Updated 17.09.2019 | 3:51 PM IST
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Big B in Mahesh Manjrekar’s Natsamrat

After having done everything from acting, hosting, singing, dancing etc…, he will now be seen doing his first ever screen adaptation of the V.V. Shirwadkar’s Marathi literary masterpiece Natsamrat, wherein he will be seen playing the role of an aging Shakespearean actor.


News reports have it that, Mahesh Manjrekar (who had been scripting the screen adaptation of the said play for almost a year) took the screenplay to Big B for his approval late last week. Speaking about this project, Mahesh said that when Amitabh read the script of Natsamrat, the protagonist’s character simply swept him off his feet, since this was the kind of challenge that he had been looking for at this stage of his career.


And when asked if there were any similarities between his role in Natsamrat as compared to the one that he had portrayed in Rituparno Ghosh’s The Last Lear (wherein he played an aging Shakespearean actor), Mahesh was quick to reply that he saw Rituparno’s film to make sure there are no similarities between both the films. He also added that Big B’s role in Natsamrat is completely different from The Last Lear. In his film, Big B plays a fading stage actor who forgets the difference between real life and the Shakespearean characters he plays.


Buzz is that the shooting of Natsamrat will begin in the next couple of months, soon after Big B returns from a medical check up abroad.

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