Amitabh Bachchan on Kalki 2898 AD: It is unbelievable to conceive a project which is so futuristic

He was speaking at a promotional event of the film in Mumbai which was attended by co-stars Prabhas, Deepika Padukone and Kamal Haasan
Amitabh Bachchan (Left) and the poster of Kalki 2898 (Right)
Amitabh Bachchan (Left) and the poster of Kalki 2898 (Right)

Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said that he is honoured to be part of a futuristic film like Kalki 2898 AD. The sci-fi adventure is directed by Nag Ashwin. Amitabh was speaking at a promotional event for the film which was also attended by co-stars Prabhas, Deepika Padukone and Kamal Haasan. It was hosted by actor-producer Rana Daggubati.

Speaking of the time when Nag narrated the idea to him, Amitabh said, "After he left, I was thinking. It was absolutely something outrageous. It's just unbelievable to have somebody conceive a project which is so futuristic."

The makers also unveiled a new trailer of the film at the event. Sharing his experience of working on Kalki 2898 AD, Amitabh said it has been an unforgettable experience.

"During the making of the film, we realised that no matter what he (director) thought of, he actually got all the material, all the effects, every kind of visual or vision that he had and that really has been an amazing experience for me. To be just a part of it has been an experience I will never forget," added the actor, who plays the immortal warrior Ashwathhama in the film.

The 81-year-old actor heaped praises on Ashwin for conceiving a film like Kalki 2898 AD, which he believes is ahead of its time.

"To have worked in a setup where they have gone beyond what most of us have been doing all our lives in this film industry. I appreciate the fact we are moving a little ahead of the times. Making us a part of that and making us work in conditions that we never thought would be able to work in. So, I want to congratulate Nag and the production (team) for thinking of something like this film. It's a great honour for me to be a part of it," Amitabh said.

Produced by Aswini Dutt, the founder of Vyjayanthi Movies, Kalki 2898 AD is set to arrive in theatres on June 27.

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