On the eve of his 74th birthday, Amitabh Bachchan has embarked on yet another challenging role. This time as the well-known football coach Vijay Barse, who helped hundreds of underprivileged kids achieve their goals, in Nagraj Manjule’s next.
Though as a coach, Big B won’t be required to play football on screen, he does need to be clued in to the game’s nitty-gritty. And who better equipped to give him some vital tips on football than his son Abhishek? A diehard football aficionado and a passionate player, Abhishek will now take some time off to teach his Pa the game.
Says a source close to the family, “A young Big B played football while he was working in Kolkata. But that was many years ago. Abhishek is very much into the game. Big B can get no better sports coach than his son.”