Last heard was that megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar
Khan were being considered for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, British director
Danny Boyle's project set in India. The film shot in Mumbai by the
director of ‘Trainspotting', 'Shallow Graves' '28 Days and ‘The Beach’,
is a comedy centered around an illiterate kid from the slums of Mumbai
who looks to become a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to
be A Millionaire’, in order to re-establish contact with the girl he
loves, an ardent fan of the show. It’s reportedly an adaptation of
Vikas Swaroop's satire on consumerism entitled 'Q&A' about this kid
who wins a fortune on a ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC) styled game show.
There has been no confirmation as to who between Shahrukh Khan and
Amitabh Bachchan is being chosen for the role of the show host in the
movie. But now there is a buzz that Anil Kapoor is being considered for
the same role.
“The final word will be out early next year, probably by February
when the host portions will be shot,” says a source close to the film.
Now it will be interesting to watch if Anil Kapoor actually scores over
Big B and SRK in this prestigious international assignment. Let’s wait