Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in his first fiction TV series titled Yudh which is expected to go on air from July, here on Wednesday. Big B launched the dramatic poster of it. He unveiled the poster in the presence of his co-stars Sarika and Aahana Kumra, the show’s creative director Anurag Kashyap, and creative consultant Shoojit Sircar, among others. He will be seen playing the role of Yudhishthir Sikarwar the construction company co-owner in the TV series.
The poster of the series presents an intense-looking Amitabh Bachchan running away in a blue suit against the backdrop of skyrising buildings amidst dust. Big B told reporters here at the poster launch, “I play a construction company owner. There is business rivalry and family issues along with health issues which might be terminal how he balances is what you will get to see,”.
Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, co-produced by Big B’s production company Saraswati Creations with Endemol India, the show is being promoted as a “first of its own kind” TV series.
Shoojit Sircar said, “TV needs change and we always complain about it. I feel it (Yudh) is cinema as a TV series.”
“It’s like cinema on screen. This is Mr Bachchan at his best. We followed rules of cinema for the show. The approach from script to sound design to editing, it’s same as it’s done in films”, says Anurag Kashyap.
The series will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television.