Vakeel Saab actor Pawan Kalyan reveals he has been a ‘crazy fan’ of Amitabh Bachchan since childhood

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The pre-release event of Vakeel Saab starring Pawan Kalyan was on Sunday (April 4). At the event, the actor-turned-politician spoke about the film and Amitabh Bachchan. Well, for the unversed, Vakeel Saab is the Telugu remake of Pink that starred Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari in pivotal roles. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pink released in 2016. Pawan Kalyan is reprising the role of Mr. Bachchan who played a lawyer.

At the event, Pawan said that he has always been a “crazy fan” of Amitabh Bachchan since his childhood and never even dreamt of working in a remake of the latter’s film.

He told his fans, “I used to fight for him like you fight for me. I used to fight with my own brother growing up. So, to be able to fill his shoes in Telugu remake, I never even thought of that”.

He also said that he has always tried to imbibe a message for society through his films and it has always been his priority in his career as an actor. “I have felt that the art is a very strong medium. I used to suggest patriotic songs instead of item songs. Even item songs are not wrong but that is my preference. I remember how I did ‘Kevvu Keka’ (a popular track from Gabbar Singh),” he added.

Pawan Kalyan is playing a lawyer for the first time in Vakeel Saab. He said that he respects the profession and has “immense respect for people who fight for human rights”. Playing a lawyer was a “matter of pride” for him.

Kalyan was away from the silver screens for three years. With Vakeel Saab, he is making a comeback. Produced by Boney Kapoor, Dil Raju and Sireesh, it is directed by Venu Sriram. It also stars Shruti Haasan, Nivetha Thomas and Anjali. It is slated to release on April 9.

Pawan Kalyan will also be seen in the Telugu remake of the Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum.

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