Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to play the role of a superhero in on the small screen for the first time. He will be seen on a 52 episode of animated series, Astra Force. Astra Force is funny and fast-paced action adventure series, which is filled up with laugh, express amusement, suspense and thrill. The show will tell story of a mythological hero from a distance world, who arrived in the planet millions of years ago as conflicts, took place in the space.
The 72-year-old veteran actor revealed this is the first time he is offered role of a superhero. Discussing about the project, the epic cineartist stated, “I liked the idea. I gave nod to this because I was never associated with something like this. It is a great way to connect with children. Astra is a superhero who has physically superhero who has physically superpowers. The kids will learn some lessons from this. But it is not going to be preachy”. Big B told to an exclusive interview to PTI.
The children show will be slated to air on Disney Channel India from next year.
About Amitabh Bachchan and this show the managing director of Disney Channel Sidharth Roy Kapoor said, “At Disney we believe in showcasing great stories with compelling characteristics. It is imperative to get the local texture right for any story to resonate and emotional connect with viewers. With Mr. Bachchan associating with Astra Force, we will bring interesting facets to storytelling in the local animation space”.
Graphic India, who is partnering for Disney Channel India for the show said, no one but one and only Mr. Bachchan could play the role of super hero, speaking to press he elaborate it, “Amitabh Bachchan is real life super hero to millions including myself. It is no surprise that he is the perfect person to become immortalized in this new animated avatar”. Graphic India’s co-founder and CEO Sharad Devarajan says.
Of his favorite animated, characters, the “Piku” tells, “As a kid I used to play outdoor games, listen to radio, see Mickey Mouse cartoons, Batman, Laurel and Hardey”.
The Graphic India will launch the character in a series of digital and print comic books available through a special Facebook application. Mr. Bachchan has a large number of fan following on social networking site.
Regarding doing the show Amitabh Bachchan post on his official Facebook page, “Today have launched the animation series that shall, bear my image, called ASTRA…. A TV series in animation on Disney Channel…. In 52 episodes…. A new beginning a new venture …. And one that shall need your blessings….!!” – Amitabh Bachchchan
He further wrote on his Facebook account, “Ek nayi shuruaat… app sab ka ashirwaad ke saath….!!” – Amitabh Bachchan