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Amitabh Bachchan Unveiled as Ashwatthama in Sci-Fi Extravaganza “Kalki 2898 AD”

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Amitabh Bachchan‘s Character Revealed in Highly-Anticipated Film Alongside Prabhas and Deepika Padukone

  • Amitabh Bachchan’s character as the immortal warrior Ashwatthama in the upcoming sci-fi film “Kalki 2898 AD” was revealed in a thrilling teaser during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match.
  • The teaser showcased Bachchan’s iconic presence, with his deep baritone voice declaring his character’s identity, Guru Drona’s son, Ashwatthama, amidst an intriguing setting.
  • Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film features a star-studded cast including Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani, marking the first collaboration between Padukone and Prabhas, and a reunion with Bachchan after “Piku” (2015).
  • Produced by Aswini Dutt, “Kalki 2898 AD” promises to be a cinematic spectacle and is set to release in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi, generating excitement among audiences across India.

Fans of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan were treated to a special reveal on Sunday evening as the makers of the upcoming sci-fi film “Kalki 2898 AD” unveiled his character in a thrilling teaser. The 21-second promo video premiered on Star Sports, capitalizing on the massive viewership of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The highly anticipated film, boasting a star-studded cast including Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani, has finally confirmed Amitabh Bachchan’s role – the immortal warrior Ashwatthama. The fleeting yet impactful teaser opens with Bachchan, reminiscent of his iconic “Don” persona, engrossed in prayer before a Shiva Linga within a cavernous setting. The serenity is shattered by a child’s inquisitive voice, “Can you not die? Are you divine? Who are you?” Amitabh Bachchan’s deep, signature baritone then rises above the tension, declaring, “Since ancient times, I have awaited the arrival of the Avatar. I am Guru Drona’s son. Ashwatthama.”

Still of Amitabh Bachchan from upcoming movie “Kalki 2829 AD”

This electrifying reveal comes on the heels of a cryptic poster released earlier over the weekend by the “Kalki 2898 AD” team. The poster featured a silhouette of Bachchan’s character, accompanied by the intriguing caption, “The time has come to know who he is.” Further fueling fan anticipation, Amitabh Bachchan himself shared his experience working on the film on his social media platform on Sunday. His post read, “T 4988 – It’s been an experience for me like no other .. The mind to think such a product, the execution the exposure to modern technology and above all the company of colleagues with stratospheric Super star presence…”

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Directed by Nag Ashwin, the visionary mind behind the National Award-winning biographical drama “Mahanati” (2018), “Kalki 2898 AD” promises a cinematic spectacle. The movie represents the initial joint appearance of Deepika Padukone and Prabhas on screen, whereas Padukone had previously acted alongside Bachchan in the highly praised “Piku” (2015). The film is produced by Aswini Dutt, the renowned founder of Vyjayanthi Movies, and movie will hit theaters in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi versions ensuring a pan-Indian audience.

With a captivating cast, a renowned director, and the legendary Amitabh Bachchan taking on the mantle of Ashwatthama, “Kalki 2898 AD” has emerged as an Indian film generating massive pre-release hype. The brief yet impactful teaser has only served to heighten the excitement, leaving audiences eagerly awaiting further glimpses into this epic sci-fi adventure.

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