Now this is official news coming to you live from London's Odeon cinema in Leicester Square. Yesterday, (21st October, Sunday) at the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival, Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear was screened to packed audiences including the media, and it was none other than super star, Amitabh Bachchan who graced the occasion along with his producer. Rituparno Ghosh, the director of The Last Lear could not attend the screening because his father was not keeping well in India. Firstly, Big B answered the questions asked by the media and then saw his first English film from start to finish only coming on the stage for the one last time to reveal an answer of a question asked by one of the members sitting in the audience. In front of hundreds of people Amitabh Bachchan said that he will be a part of Vishal Bhardwaj's trilogy of Shakespearean inspired film and this time the maverick director is to cast Big B in the lead role from an adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. He also added that the film will be out in 2008 and the script is currently being worked on and will get over by the end of this year.
Read this space tomorrow to know more on what Amitabh Bachchan had to say about his role in The Last Lear at the Times BFI's 51st London Film Festival.