I would be honoured to play Tagore: Amitabh

Jul 28, 2011 IANS

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachachan hasn't got any formal invitation to play Rabindranath Tagore, but says he would love to play the Nobel laureate if given a chance.

"I have been reading in newspapers that somebody has made a formal proposal (to play Tagore). I have been getting some messages from other people. I would be very honoured to portray the role. But no formal proposal has been made till now," Amitabh said here Wednesday.

There have been reports in B-town that Bachchan will portray Tagore in a Bengali film called "The Sound of Silence", based on the poet's life.

Big B, along with filmmaker Prakash Jha, was in the city to promote their forthcoming movie "Aarakshan", a socio-political drama which deals with the controversial policy of caste based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.

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