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Amitabh Bachchan ‘disappointed’ with no ‘grand’ Yudh poster launch in Delhi

The poster of the series, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, presents an intense-looking Amitabh running away in a blue suit against the backdrop of skyrising buildings amidst dust. “It was to be a grand ‘poster drop’ on the facade of the Statesman building in Delhi, Connaught Place... So... the Statesman... and the unfurling of the poster for ‘YUDH’. Well a slight disappointment!
Indo-Asian News Service | New Delhi | Posted: June 12, 2014 4:08 pm

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is set to make his debut on a fiction TV series titled “Yudh” and a grand event was planned in New Delhi to unveil the poster, but the capital’s storm played a spoilsport leaving him disappointed.

“It was to be a grand ‘poster drop’ on the facade of the Statesman building in Delhi, Connaught Place… So… the Statesman… and the unfurling of the poster for ‘YUDH’. Well a slight disappointment!

“There was an early morning storm in Delhi just before we landed, a recurring factor in this part of the world at this time of the year due to the excessive heat in the summer, and because of the strong winds the poster, a very large, almost 150 feet sized could not be put up,” he posted on his official blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.

The activity didn’t happen as planned, but the dramatic poster of the series directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, was launched on Wednesday in the presence of his co-stars Sarika and Aahana Kumra, the show’s creative director Anurag Kashyap, and creative consultant Shoojit Sircar, among others.

In the series, expected to go on air from July, Amitabh Bachchan will be seen playing the role of construction company co-owner Yudhishthir Sikarwar.

It is co-produced by Amitabh Bachchan’s production company Saraswati Creations with Endemol India and is being promoted as a “first of its own kind” TV series.

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