Amitabh Bachchan, who played a voice over artist for several films in the past, is all set to turn narrator for debutant director Shiv Sagar’s mythological drama, Arasuri Maa Ambe. The film chronicles the myth and history surrounding the Ambaji Temple, which is situated near the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Interestingly, Arasuri … happens to be India’s first mythological film, which is shot completely in steroscopic 3-D. Sagar, who is the grandson of late Dr.Ramanand Sagar, approached the actor recently, and the latter instantly gave his nod. “When my dad and I approached Bachchan saab, he immediately agreed. Dad, Mr Prem Sagar and the Bachchan family go long back. Jayaji and Dad studied together at FTII, Pune together,” stated Sagar. The film stars television actors like Tej Sapru (as King Daksha), Tarun Khanna (as Shiva) and Piyali Munshi (as Sati). While Khanna has worked with Sagar before in Kahani Vikram aur Betal Ki, Munshi played the lead role of Durga on another of Sagar’s show, Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga, both on the Colors channel.
Sagar, who recently set up his own production house, Eastern Motion Pictures, stated that he is in talks with a leading movie studio for a big budget fantasy film, the script of which was written over a period of two years. He adds, “I have been doing several projects on Devi maa since over two years now. It’s time I take the plunge and experiment with genres. The fantasy film will be my first step in this direction.”