On the occasion of Amitabh Bachchan’s 76th birthday, the makers of his Telugu debut Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy have shared his first look from the film and from the looks of it, this seems to be a pathbreaking role in senior Bachchan’s career in regional cinema. In the period drama based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, the freedom fighter who is said to have led the first civilian revolt against the British, Amitabh will be seen in the role of Gosayi Venkanna, a spiritual leader and mentor to Narasimha Reddy, played by megastar Chiranjeevi.
The short teaser has Amitabh sporting a long grey beard, a wig and a big teeka on his forehead. A mild smile on his wrinkled face completes the look. This is for the first time that fans of the Bollywood superstar will see him in such an avatar. The teaser ends with a birthday wish for Amitabh. The makers released the teaser of the film on megastar Chiranjeevi’s birthday and it also ended with a birthday wish for him.
See first look of Amitabh Bachchan in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy:
Amitabh had earlier commented on his look in his blog, “.. as may be noticed .. the beard and the hair and the head, all in unison to make my working life a running hell , is back .. despite the swear of ‘never wanting to work in a film which required me to be of beard and wig’ …the trials and tribulations of professional necessity .. .. though I must say .. this one gives promise of a permanent base in the Himalayas ..,” The 76-year-old actor went to Hyderabad to shoot his portions in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy earlier this year.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy boasts of an ensemble star cast. It includes Nayanthara, Kichcha Sudeep, Tamannah Bhatia, Vijay Sethupathi and Jagpathy Babu among others. Bankrolled by Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan under their home banner Konidela Productions, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is directed by Surender Reddy. Bollywood composer Amit Trivedi has given the music for the period drama.