Nag Ashwin on Big B, ‘unassuming and down-to-earth’

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By South First Desk

Jul 09, 2024

Though Vyjayanthi Movies promoted Kalki 2898 AD as Prabhas’s film, Amitabh Bachchan has stolen the limelight, earning rave reviews for his performance as Aswatthama.

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His fight scenes with Prabhas are a major highlight. Director Nag Ashwin shared in an interview that the Bollywood star showed a childlike curiosity about the film’s VFX.

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“Bachchan sir was very curious about how we’d make him appear 8 feet tall. Despite being a huge star and dealing with on-set delays, he was incredibly patient and non-intrusive.”

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“He would sit quietly through the extensive prosthetics, wig, and beard without any complaints,” the filmmaker said.

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Big B left Nag Ashwin stunned when he asked for permission to use the restroom on the set of Kalki 2898 AD.

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Nag Ashwin recalled the intimidating first day of the shoot with Big B but quickly noted how Amitabh Bachchan eased all his apprehensions.

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The director also mentioned that Amitabh Bachchan would entertain his crew with stories from his early career days.

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Kalki 2898 AD, is performing exceptionally well in theatres, maintaining its strong momentum and nearing the milestone of reaching ₹1,000 crore in global collections.

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