It was way back in 2008 when Amitabh Bachchan last had as many as three releases to his name. These wereBhoothnath, Sarkar Raj and God Tussi Great Ho. Circa 2016 and it is set to be a remarkable year for the 73 year old actor again, what with as many as three films of his arriving at regular intervals.
“His Wazir has already released in January this year. Now Sujoy Ghosh’s Te3n has been slated for arrival in June while Shoojit Sircar’s Pink would release in September. Each of these films has him in a central role. This is simply fantastic as no other actor from his generation is enjoying such stardom in the current times,” says an observer.
In fact if one counts his cameo in Ki & Ka, then he has as many as four big screen arrivals in the year.
“While he has been quite visible on television, other entertainment forums and social mediums, in terms of movies he has been doing a couple of films at maximum every year,” a source adds, “Last year it was Piku(which fetched him a National Award for the Best Actor) and Shamitabh. A year before that it was onlyBhoothnath Returns. He is very selective about his films.”
However, the last time when Big B made a big splash was way back in 2004-2007 time period when he had an astonishing 30 films to his name, none of which was a special appearance or a guest role. That made it an average of 7-8 films per year, a record that is unlikely to be broken.
“It is clear Mr. Bachchan has now upped the ante further when it comes to making films,” the observer adds, “He is already in talks with Ram Gopal Varma for Sarkar 3, which is as huge as it gets. Considering the kind of speed that Ramu works, it would be interesting to see if they collaborate soon enough and see the film’s release this year itself.”
Now that would make it four in a year for Amitabh Bachchan. As for Anees Bazmee’s Aankhen 2, it is set for 2017 arrival.
Bring them on!