Amitabh Bachchan to headline Section 84
It’s been a while since any new announcement has come from Amitabh Bachchan. But now, here it is!
Amitabh Bachchan will headline Ribhu Dasgupta’s courtroom thriller drama, Section 84. Reliance Entertainment, Film Hangar and Saraswati Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., in association with Jio Studios come together for the film, announced on March 1.
This film will mark Amitabh’s and Ribhu’s third collaboration together after the critical success of Yudh (the Indian television mini-series released in 2014 and Te3n (2016).
Says Ribhu crisply, “I feel happy, blessed and honored to collaborate with sir again. Looking forward!”
Vivek B. Agrawal of Reliance Entertainment stated, “It’s an honor to have Mr. Bachchan on board in our next film and I am thrilled to be starting this adventure with Ribhu and him.”
Sameer Chopra, Vice-President—Marketing, Reliance Entertainment, added, “We are absolutely delighted. Mr. Bachchan’s unparalleled superstardom paired with Ribhu’s amazing storytelling craft would make Section 84 an incredible watch for audiences worldwide.”
Section 84 of the Indian Penal Code states, “Act of a person of unsound mind.—Nothing is an offence which is done by a person who, at the time of doing it, by reason of unsoundness of mind, is incapable of knowing the nature of the act, or that he is doing what is either wrong or contrary to law.”
Saraswati Entertainment is the old home banner of the Bachchans, with Abhishek Bachchan as one of its directors. This was the banner under which the Bachchans produced the hit TV sitcom Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993). Later Amitabh promoted Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL), India’s first corporate film production company that began well with the 1996 hit Tere Mere Sapne. After it did not work, the Bachchans began production under the corporate AB Corp with the 2001 Aks, followed by some successes like Paa and Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap.
Ribhu has also directed the Netflix series Bard of Blood, co-produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, and other films.