Since the trailer of ‘Bob Biswas’ dropped, everyone seemed excited to watch Abhishek Bachchan in a new light as an assassin. The film is all set to be released on December 3, 2021, on ZEE5. Bob Biswas movie is a spin-off to the thriller film Kahaani that was released in 2012. Bob’s character was played by Saswata Chatterjee where his performance was appreciated by the audience nationwide. While talking about replacing Saswata with Abhishek in the new film, writer Sujoy Ghosh conveyed to a source that Abhishek Bachchan was the original choice to play the menacing contract killer in the 2012 hit ‘Kahaani.
But Bachchan didn’t do the film because of his tight schedules. He later cast Saswata for the role where he played the role of a LIC agent. The Bengali actor managed to grab the attention of the audience as a cold-blooded hitman. According to an online source, writer Sujoy stated, “It was a very conscious decision of casting a new actor to play Bob Biswas because I wanted to move away from ‘Kahaani’, this is not that film. The world of this film is different. This is a new film, which has its own standing.”
“Through this film, we have attempted to create a new world of Bob Biswas which has a fresh new perspective to the story. That is in fact, one of the reasons why I did not direct the film. In the earlier film, when the introduction of Bob happened, he only had a presence of eight minutes. Now, we have a full story on him.”
The movie showcases the back story of Bob, a ruthless contract killer who experiences amnesia after being in a coma for a long time. Abhishek did his best to look the part and is almost unrecognisable as a semi-bald and overweight middle-aged man. The makers of the film, Sujoy and Diya Ghosh, advised him to put on prosthetics for the role but then decided to move ahead without it. Instead, Abhishek put on weight to get the look right and appear similar to the original Bob Biswas in Kahaani.
The movie trailer received tons of appreciation and generated a lot of excitement among industry folks and fans. On seeing Abhishek act in the movie trailer, Amitabh Bachchan went on to praise his son, he took to his Twitter handle, retweeting Red Chillies Production’s tweet featuring the movie trailer. Big B wrote, “T 4100 – I am proud to say you are my Son ! … BYCMJBBN .. !!” Bollywood celebrities like Shweta Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Kunal Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and many others expressed their excitement about Abhishek’s upcoming thriller.
Actress Chitrangada Singh is the leading lady in the movie where she essays the role of Bob’s wife and the mother of two children. The film also features Paran Bandopadhyay, Samara Tijori, Ditipriya Roy and Tina Desai in pivotal roles. Produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Sujoy Ghosh’s Bound Script Production, Bob Biswas will get an OTT release this December on ZEE5. With a premium OTT subscription, you can watch Bob Biswas on the online streaming platform.