Amitabh Bachchan: I hope I never have to be in court in real life

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming film ‘Pink’ has the megastar in the role of a lawyer. The Shoojit Sircar film is an edge of the seat thriller that tells the story about women and their strength. The ‘Piku’ actor confessed recently that though he is depicting the role of a lawyer in the film he hopes to never face a real court in life. At the trailer launch of ‘Pink’ the 73-year-old said, “I haven’t been inside a courtroom here (in India). I hope I never have to go to court. During the allegations of Bofors case, I did enter a courtroom in London to defend myself. And that’s the only time I saw a court.”

  • Big B, who is seen sporting grey hair and beard in the film, further added, “I relied completely on the research done by my writer and director. We had a recognised lawyer on sets to guide us, the way we spoke and all. We have tried to recreate the courtroom scenes in the most natural way and it adds to the temperament of the film. I follow instructions of Shoojit (Sircar) when it comes to my look. My character is sad and disheartened in life. He stays opposite these three girls who face problem and I see what they are going through. I decide to do something.” Elaborating further on the hard hitting lines in the movie, Amitabh Bachchan said, “I had no qualms in doing those scenes as they were important for the movie. If the lines are going to be supportive of the legal argument or track in the film, I felt it is important to say. It was justified to say it. It’s harsh, confrontational and embarrassing as those standing in witness box are not going to accept anything readily. It’s the language that the lawyer takes to justify the event that has taken place in the film. It is harsh but true.” Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directorial ‘Pink’ also stars Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Taring. It is scheduled for release on 16 September 2016.

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