Amitabh Bachchan unveils the theatrical trailer of Rann

MUMBAI: Vistaar Religare Film Fund in association with Cinergy Pictures unveiled the theatrical trailer of the film, Rann. The trailer was unveiled on the eve of actor Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday, by the actor.

Also present at the unveiling were director Ram Gopal Varma and producers Madhu Mantena and Sheetal Vinod Talwar.

The screening of the theatrical trailer was followed by cake-cutting by Bachchan to celebrate two occasions – his four decade journey in Bollywood and his 67th birthday. As part of a surprise planned by the Rann team for Bachchan, he came face to face with 39 avatars of himself, each one representing one of his looks from his past films.

Vistaar Religare Film Fund chairman and managing director Sheetal Vinod Talwar said, "We are thrilled to be unveiling the theatrical trailer of our film at such a momentous juncture in Mr.Bachchan’s career. We are positive that Rann will be extremely well received by the audiences. We at VRFF are committed to funding quality films and Rann is fine example of our endeavor."

Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film stars Ritiesh Deshmukh, Kannada actor Sudeep, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Rajat Kapoor, Monish Behl, Neetu Chandra, Gul Panag, Simone Singh, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi among others.

Bachchan plays the character of a media baron, Vijay Harshvardhan Malik in the film Rann. He spoke to the media about his relationship with the media. He said, "I am not being politically correct but my relationship with the media has been wonderful. I believe the media is the conscience of the nation. The media is like an eye who keeps a watch on everything that is happening in the country."

Speaking further on his relation with the media, he expressed his gratitude to the media  for backing and encouraging him during his injury, due to an accident on the shoot of Manmohan Desai’s Coolie. He said "The media wrote some wonderful things to encourage me and gave me the courage to fight back."

Bachchan also cleared the air that he was not responsible in any way for the ban on media during the time of emergency.

Speaking about the media he said, "I believe it is one of the most difficult jobs. There is so much competition, everyday there are new channels and new people coming up from the media and I like the fact that all of them believe that they are going to be number one and they actually fight for it."

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