Last time Amitabh Bachchan was seen on small screen, it took Indian television by storm (Remember the blockbuster of a show that was Kaun Banega Crorepati?). Now the legendary actor is all set to return to television with the upcoming series Yudh, his first ever fiction show for small screen. Big B, who plays real estate baron Yudhisthir Sikarwar, will be seen without make-up for the first time, a decision taken by the show's creative director Anurag Kashyap.
“Keeping in mind that it was a directorial decision to make the visuals look as real-life as possible, it was essential that the actors looked natural," said Big B while commenting on his role. "That helped in the way our scenes were lit up and there were no special efforts to conceal defects, if any, on our faces. These factors work well in the overall look of the product."
Yudh is likely to go on air in July on Sony Entertainment Television. Bachchan Sr is joined by the likes of Sarika, Kay Kay Menon and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the cast. Will he recreate the magic of Kaun Banega Crorepati? Come July, and we shall know.