Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday expressed his happiness on being a part of the Nag Ashwin sci-fi epic ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ which was previously titled ‘Project K‘.
Hours after the grand teaser launch, Bachchan took to his social media handle to share the clip on his handle and to also thank the team for making him a part of the spectacle.In a heartfelt message to his director and costars, Bachchan wrote, “WHOAAAA!! what an honour and privilege to be in the company of stratospheric GREATS of our cinema World!!!”
Besides Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, fans also got a first glimpse of Big B in the ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ teaser. The actor has a short appearance in the clip, but he makes his appearance wrapped up in ragged cloth around his face.
While his post came a tad late, the superstar joined Prabhas, Kamal Haasan, Rana Daggubai and the others virtually at the Hall H panel at the San Diego Comic Con. During a candid discussion, he shared that he was unaware of how significant this teaser launch at the festival was and that his actor-son
Abhishek Bachchan enlightened him about the magnitude. He said, “When Nagi told me we were chosen to go to Comic-Con, I was unaware of how significant this was. My son enlightened me about the magnitude of this opportunity.”
The grand event marked a significant milestone as ‘Kalki 2989 AD’ became the first-ever Indian film to participate in the prestigious international Comic-Con.
Bachchan also opened up about his experience shooting for the film and said, “When Nagi approached me for this film, I was drawn by his outstanding work in the past. ‘Project K’ has been an unusual and exciting experience, with incredible research behind it. I have shared some wonderful moments with the team during the shooting, and I would like to thank everyone at Comic-Con for having us. I hope you like what you see, and when we release the film next year, you like it even better!”
Director Nag Ashwin, when asked about assembling such a stellar cast, revealed, “It’s their love for storytelling that brought us all together. I had this idea, and the story just came along.”
“I love science fiction and mythology, and I grew up with both Mahabharata and Star Wars. Making a film that combines both these worlds felt ideal, and thus, ‘Kalki 2989 AD’ was born.”
Kamal Haasan also shared his excitement, stating, “I have tried to make films like this, but in a smaller way. ‘Kalki 2989 AD’ has a big vision, and I am glad to be a part of it. I remember when I wanted to create troopers; I had used hockey masks as part of the costume design, but ‘Kalki 2989 AD’ has done it in style, and I love it.”
The film will hit the big screen in January 2024.