Big B might play a Pakistani in Resul Pookutty’s film
Subhash k Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 28, 2012)
It may well be his most controversial role till date but Big B, who’s always in search of newer challenges, has verbally given his nod to playing a Pakistani national in sound designer Resul Pookutty’s directorial debut. The script of the yet-untitled project has already been submitted to Bachchan.
When contacted, Resul chose to play safe. “I have approached Mr Bachchan for the film that I want to direct. The character is from another country. But it is not a political film. It’s an extremely humane subject that touches the lives of people on both sides of the border.”
The subject came to Resul from a close friend. “It’s written by an old classmate of mine, Amitabh Singh. The idea came to him from a news report that he saw on a television channel. When he came to me with the script, I was completely blown away. I had to direct this film, and direct it with Mr Bachchan in the lead.”
According to Resul, he’s got ‘Big Brother’ A R Rahman to compose the music for his film.
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