Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan ruled the roost in the 70s and 80s playing the angry young man or the romantic hero in his own inimitable style. With the passage of time, the superstar actor has graciously graduated to playing character oriented roles that gives him a chance to showcase different acting skills on screen.
Elaborating on how the roles that he has played over the years has undergone a change, Amitabh Bachchan said, “At my age this is the kind of characters you get unlike the early years when I was the leading man. At best, you fought the villain and got the girl in the end. That was our life then. Here you get shades of different characters to play. You get to play a guy in a wheel chair, a young kid of 13 or a mad guy like that in Shamitabh. You get so many wonderful roles to do which are character oriented. They are not leading men. That’s how it is today.” (Read: Amitabh Bachchan grieves sudden demise of friend)
For Amitabh Bachchan, every role that he has played in his career has been demanding. Commenting on how a prop like wheel chair was useful while acting in Wazir, Big B said, “Most actors look for wonderful properties to be able to assist them while shooting their performances. The wheelchair was a wonderful prop as it is a part of your act and character.” (Also read: Amitabh Bachchan works very hard to reinvent himself: Farhan Akhtar)
Amitabh Bachchan who is seen as an avid chess player in the movie also revealed that he had not been in touch with the game for long in real life. “I used to play chess earlier but now I don’t. I had forgotten a lot but during the course of the film and I had to learn.”