The Bejoy Nambiar directed Wazir, which is set to release on January 8th, 2016, looks to be a very intense night at the movies. The film boasts the incredible cast of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives.
Talking about the film, Nambiar said earlier, “I feel fortunate that I am getting to work with such brilliant people. It’s been a great learning course for me. Vidhu Vinod Chopra writing, Raju Hirani editing and Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar acting. I really hope the film comes up to everyone’s expectations.”
Farhan Akhtar said about working with the great Amitabh Bachchan, “You get to learn so much by just being with him. The film is predominantly about these two characters, so we have a lot of scenes together. We both are bound by a bond in the film and find redemption in each other. The story is well-written and also has action and romance. It is a complete film and we enjoyed telling this story.”
Mr. Bachchan has not revealed much about his character but he did say recently, “I’m very fortunate to be still getting work at this age and working with the younger generation which is so progressive.”
Talking about working with Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan, Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, “It has been such a privilege to work with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. I’m so grateful to them for bringing life to characters that we have spent five years writing.”
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