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Amitabh Bachchan to work with Anurag Kashyap in his next movie

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is teaming up with Anurag Kashyap in his next untitled movie.

The 70-year-old will play the lead in the thriller, which is set to go on the floors early next year.

"I am delighted to be working with Anurag, a director, who has through his rugged belief in his kind of cinema compelled us to fall in line with him. I have a general concept of the story and anxiously wait for him to begin shooting," Bachchan said.

The duo recently worked together on short film "Bombay Talkies".

Amitabh Bachchan

"I'm thrilled. Like everyone, I have also been a fan of Mr Bachchan from my growing up years. Though I wanted to make a film with him for the longest time, I wanted to be sure that the role is something he has never done before. While working on the short film with him, I got this idea, which we discussed and he agreed," Kashyap said in a statement.

The movie will be produced by Phantom Films. 

Big B had recently allowed Kashyap to shoot at his home 'Pratiksha' for the director's segment in upcoming film 'Bombay Talkies'.

A collection of four stories, the film has four different directors – Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibarkar Bannerji and Karan Johar.

The 70-year-old actor agreed to open doors to his house for the first time for a film after Kashyap approached him with a request as his story deals with a die hard fan, who travels all the way from Allahabad to fulfill his mother's last wish of feeding Bachchan her handmade 'Murabba'.

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