Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will star with Mohanlal in a Malayalam film based on the hijack of an Indian Airlines flight to Kandahar in Afghanistan in 1999, the movie director Major Ravi said.
The veteran actor held discussions in this regard with Mohanlal and Ravi here last night.
Ravi told PTI that the story of the film, presently named ‘Kandahar’ was narrated to Bachchan last night.
“Bachchan ji was engrossed in the story and after hearing it said I am doing it,” Ravi said.
The shooting would begin by June, July or August this year as per Bachchan’s convenience, he said.
Bachchan would be playing the role of the father of a hijack victim and his portions would be shot either at Mumbai or Delhi airport. He would be appearing in the second half of the film and has a ‘meaty’ role’, Ravi said.