Amitabh in Grrr

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The king of comedy films Priysdarshan also likes to take on different genres as a director. We saw a different side to him with Billu and Bhool Bhulaiyaa and now he plans to take on the thriller/horror film with his next titled Grrr. Who will star in this interestingly titled film? None other than the great Amitabh Bachchan.

The film will be about wild tigers and Priyadarshan told Subhash K Jha, “Grrr will be about the man-eating tigers of the Sunderbans. It’ll belong to the same genre as Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. Grrr is my first attempt at making a thriller.”

The film for Percept Pictures has as its lead character Jim Corbett, who was a British hunter, conservationist and naturalist who killed many tigers. Amitabh will take on the role of Corbett, “I’m a big admirer of Jim Corbett and a huge fan of Amitji. It’s only natural that I bring the two together when I can.

“Even though I’ve directed Amitji in several ads, it’s been my dream to do a feature film with him. I was looking for a role that’s worthy of his stature, experience and age. And who better than Jim Corbett?”

The film is being produced by Percept Pictures new division titled PPC Horrotainment and Shailendra Singh of Percept Limited said, “We are delighted about the fact that PPC Horrotainment’s first film Grrr…is with ace film maker Priyadarshan.”

The film is scheduled to go to the floor in June of this year! We will be sure to keep an eye out for all the news about this interesting project and report it so keep an eye on this space for more!

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