Owing to the space left empty by the postponement of PADMAVATI, Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s favorite make- up man Deepak Sawant will release his political potboiler THE GREAT LEADER on 8th of December 2017. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Gulshan Grover.
“After the space left blank with the postponement of PADMAVATI, we are coming with THE GREAT LEADER on 8th of December 2017” said the famous make - up man turned filmmaker.
“The movie is a political drama set in rural India where Amitji and Jayaji play husband and wife and how the prevailing situation of sadness and unemployment turns the megastar into a messiah of the village which is under oppression from the politician played by Gulshan Grover” shares the producer.
Speaking about his inseparable association with the megastar Amitabh Bachchan Deepak Sawant says, “ I owe every bit of my recognition to Amitji, he has showered me with his blessings uninterruptedly for the last 45 years since ZANJEER. koi bhi maalik ne apne naukar ke liye itna nahi kiya (rough translation : no owner has gone to such an extent for his servant”. He adds.
“THE GREAT LEADER is a movie which tries to act as a mirror to the society where politicians make false promises and make the ‘junta’ (common) people suffer”. He concludes.
Made under the banner of Daxna Films, THE GREAT LEADER is written and directed by Abhishek Chadna.
Amitabh Bachchan has appeared in Deepak Sawant’s earlier regional ventures like GANGOTRI, GANGA, GANGA DEVI, AKKA. THE GREAT LEADER is said to be the Hindi version of GANGA DEVI which was looking for a favorable release time for long time and finally after wait, the makers are glad to find a proper slot.