The Living Legend: Amitabh Bachchan’s Child-Like Curiosity Shines on the Set of Kalki 2898 AD, Says Director Nag Ashwin

The Living Legend: Amitabh Bachchan’s Child-Like Curiosity Shines on the Set of Kalki 2898 AD, Says Director Nag Ashwin

The Living Legend: Amitabh Bachchan’s Child-Like Curiosity Shines on the Set of Kalki 2898 AD, Says Director Nag Ashwin

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The legendary actor, known for his dedication and humility, impresses cast and crew with his eagerness to learn and adapt.

Director Nag Ashwin’s epic sci-fi film, Kalki 2898 AD, is making waves in the box office, breaking records and inching closer to the prestigious Rs 1,000 crore club with a current worldwide gross of over Rs 900 crore. The film stars Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, set in a post-apocalyptic world inspired by the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Among the cast, Amitabh Bachchan’s portrayal of Ashwatthama has garnered the most acclaim for his outstanding performance and impressive stunt sequences.

Despite his illustrious 55-year career, Bachchan continues to display a child-like curiosity about cinema, as highlighted by director Nag Ashwin. In a recent chat, Ashwin shared anecdotes that revealed Bachchan’s enthusiasm and humility on set. “He was really curious about technology. He wanted to know how we were going to make him 8 feet tall. For the humongous star that he is and for the delays that we generally have on set, he was the most patient, non-intrusive person. He would just patiently come, sit in his massive amount of prosthetic, wig, and beard and not complain at all,” Ashwin said.

Bachchan’s dedication was evident in his interactions with the crew. Ashwin recalled an instance that left him speechless: “During the first schedule, we were delayed, and I was trying to catch up. He came up to me and, instead of complaining, asked, ‘Can I just use the restroom and come?’ I said, ‘Why are you asking me, sir, you can do whatever you want.’ So he’s just that great.”

The actor himself has expressed his enthusiasm for the film on social media. In a recent tweet, Bachchan stated, “Kalki was not just a film for me, it’s a learning, an education,” echoing Ashwin’s comments about his eagerness to learn.

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