Amitabh Bachchan to take over Juhu beach for 'Sarkar 3' shoot
Amitabh Bachchan to shoot Ganesh visarjan song for Ram Gopal Varma's 'Sarkar 3' which will be choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and involve 3,000-plus extras
Juhu Chowpatty is barely a kilometre from Amitabh Bachchans mansion, Jalsa, but he has hardly had the privilege of taking a walk on the beach.
But, Ram Gopal Varma has found a way of getting his 'Sarkar 3' actor to soak in the sand and surf with a special song shoot. Its a Ganpati visarjan number, which will be choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and involve 3,000-plus extras, we hear.
File photo of Ganpati visarjan last year. Pic/PTI
A unit hand informs, "Acharya is still working on the choreography that Bachchan sir can master in a few days of practice. At the moment, the makers are still working out the details of the song shoot since cordoning off the area requires multiple permissions. But, in all likelihood, it will happen between November 8 and 10."
Ahead of the Ganpati Chaturthi festivities this year, Big B had recorded the Siddhivinayak aarti in his deep baritone.
Meanwhile, the superstar will shoot most part of the film at a special set in Filmistan studios. Varma was unavailable for comment, but a production insider confirms the news
Amitabh Bachchan in Agneepath (1990)
The time we remember Amitabh Bachchan from a Ganpati song the most from was Ganpati Apne Gaon Chaley in Agneepath (1990).
In the film's remake that starred Hrithik Roshan, there was a special Ganpati number called Maurya Re, as a tribute of sorts to the historic track. For Ram Gopal Varma, the visarjan sequence has a special significance.
In his 1998 hit film Satya, the filmmaker had recreated Juhu beach in the climax (Bhau's murder sequence), shooting with 500-odd junior artistes.
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