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Gurinder Chadha thanks Big B for ‘Desi Rascals’ cameo


Gurinder Chadha

Mumbai: Gurinder Chadha, the co-producer of “Desi Rascals”, has thanked Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for “playing along” a cameo in the TV show. “@SrBachchan legend makes a special appearance on @DesiRascals that was quite a surprise eh…thank you sir for playing along,” tweeted the British film director of Sikh origin, who is currently in India to scout locations for her next film.

The Big B is said to have shot for the cameo when he was in London to promote his forthcoming film “Shamitabh”. His special appearance on the real-life drama series was aired on Sky Living Friday night. Talking about it, the 72-year-old had himself tweeted Friday: ” Tonight I make a special guest appearance on @Desi Rascals, 8pm on @SkyLivingHD #DesiRascals” …quite a unique concept.”

The show, from Chadha of “Bend it Like Beckham” and “Bride & Prejudice” fame, chronicles the lives of a multi-generational cast within the British-Asian community. “‘Desi Rascals’ tells the stories of a modern, dynamic and aspirational group of characters across a range of ages as they navigate their social, professional and family lives in a fast changing community,” reads a description of the show on Sky Living’s official website.

Meanwhile, Chadha is busy with the recce of locations for her movie on partition. On a visit to Delhi, she even met Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week.