He will act as a super hero in 52- episode animated series, Astra Force.
Astra Force, a funny and fast-paced action-adventure series, filled with laughs and thrills,tells the story of a mythical hero from a distant world, who was aground on Earth millions of years ago after a space battle.
Mr. Bachchan, 72, revealed it is the first ever animated character that has been offered to him.
“I liked the idea. I gave nod to this because I was never associated with something like this. It is a great way to connect with children. Astra is a superhero who has physical superpowers. The kids will learn some lessons from this. But it is not going to be preachy,” Big B told to local media.
The series is predicted to be aired in 2017 on Disney Channel India.
“At Disney, we believe in showcasing great stories with compelling characters. It is imperative to get the local texture right for any story to resonate and emotionally connect with the viewers. With Mr Bachchan associating with Astra Force, we will be bringing an interesting facet to storytelling in the local animation space,” said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney India.
“Amitabh Bachchan is a real life superhero to millions including myself. So it’s no surprise that he is the perfect person to become immortalised in this new animated avatar,” said Sharad Devarajan, Graphic India’s Co-Founder and CEO.
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