Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood legend, is set to star in a movie called Mayday which will be helmed by actor-director Ajay Devgn.
Devgn’s previous projects include duds like Shivaay and U Me Aur Hum. Ajay Devgn won’t just be directing Amitabh Bachchan in the movie, he’ll also be playing the role of a pilot in the film. Details about Bachchan’s character haven’t been revealed yet.
Previously, Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan have worked together in films like Satyagraha and Khakee.
Mayday will reportedly begin filming in December and Devgn’s production company, Ajay Devgn Films, is bankrolling the project.
At the moment, Big B is back to hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati on Sony TV. He had last starred alongside Ayushmann Khurrana in Gulabo Sitabo which released on Amazon Prime Video. His upcoming releases include films like Jhund, Chehre, and the highly-awaited Brahmastra.
Devgn’s last film was Tanhaji. He will next be seen in films like Bhuj: The Pride of India, Maidaan, and RRR.
Kaun Banega Crorepati Controversy
In related news, a BJP MLA in Maharashtra had approached the police, seeking action against Bachchan and the makers of the popular TV Show, Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.
“There was an attempt to insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who have been living in harmony,” Abhimanyu Pawar, BJP legislator from Ausa in Latur district tweeted.
Pawar was referring to a KBC episode that featured social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anup Soni in the hot seat opposite Bachchan. They were asked the following question: “On 25th December 1927, Dr. B R Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture?” The options were: (A) Vishnu Purana (B) Bhagavad Gita, (C) Rigved, and (D) Manusmriti.”
“In 1927, Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and burned its copies,” Amitabh Bachchan went on to add which annoyed BJP minister Pawar to no end.
“All the four options pertained to Hindu religion. It is clear that the motive behind this question was to hurt the sentiments of Hindus,” Pawar said in his police complaint, according to HT.
“This question spreads the message that Hindu religious scriptures are meant for burning and triggers enmity between Hindus and followers of Buddhism,” he added. On Twitter, many echoed Pawar’s sentiments with some accusing the show of running a “leftist propaganda”. Tweet-happy filmmaker, Vivek Agnihotri also shared a clip from the show on the micro-blogging site and claimed that KBC was “hijacked by Commies”.