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Amitabh Bachchan plays a backpacker!
Looking at the production stills of Shoojit Sircar�s film �Shoebite�, it appears that superstar Amitabh Bachchan plays a backpacker in the film.
The Big B was recently in Nasik, shooting for �Shoebite� in a get-up that made him almost unrecognizable. The superstar lugged a rucksack and a sleeping bag on his back, and a khaki handbag on his shoulder. He had the make-up of a weary traveler, with long, white, ruffled hair and a scraggy beard.
What was most outstanding in the makeover was Big B�s right foot. While the superstar wore a shoe on his left foot, his right foot was shoeless and covered with a bandage to give the impression of a man who has walked a great distance and got his foot injured.
Don�t miss these stills at Shoebite .
Even the first-look of the film shows a backpacked Big B, walking down a snow-filled road in a mountainous terrain. The punchline on the poster says �a journey of self-discovery�.
Says a source: �There are many scenes in the film that depict Amitji walking long distances with a rucksack on his back. In fact, if you recall, in the Manali schedule of the film, the shooting unit converted the Snow And Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) into a hospital. That schedule had Amit ji playing a patient who is admitted to the hospital with a foot injury due to extensive walking.�
�Shoebite� is directed by Shoojit Sircar , who made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Yahaan two years back.
The film has Sarika as Big B�s co-star. The supporting cast includes Jimmy Shergill and Dia Mirza .
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