News|February 15, 2011 10:14 pm

Amitabh Teaches 1,000 Real Students

Amitabh Bachchan has played a character of teacher many times in his Bollywood career life, but this would be the first time the actor would play a professor to 1,000 ‘trained’ actors playing students in Prakash Jha’s Aarakashan. Yeah that’s true, where he will teach real students.

All thanks goes to director, Prakash Jha, who wanted real students playing the role and not actors masquerading as students. In-fact, Mr. Bachchan faced real students from various colleges who have gathered at the college of Bhopal to be part of the Big B’s celluloid campus. The filmmaker says,

“We selected a thousand students from Bhopal and the rest from Madhya Pradesh with no experience in acting at all. We put them through a month of acting workshops.

By the end of their training, they were all ready and also understood what the camera required.”

This is the first time in an Indian film that students have been trained before playing students in a film.