Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is set to play a media tycoon in his next movie Runn. The movie is from the ‘factory’ of Ram Gopal Varma.

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The founder of the first ever private news channel in the country INDIA 24/7, the Harvard-educated Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachchan) is India’s most respected media personality. He is a hardcore upholder of journalistic ethics. No wonder his Channel is battling for survival!

Runn is a story of various incidents which we are used to see on the news channels everyday. It involves industrialists, politicians, media-persons and other people who make regular or occasional headlines. Ya… I know, it sounds like one of those Madhur Bhandarkar movies, which are based upon real life incidents.

The movie also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala in lead roles. While Riteish plays an ethical-thinking journalist… Manisha plays the programming head of Malik’s news channel.

Meanwhile, Amitabh celebrated a very ‘silent’ Diwali this year. He got released from the hospital just two weeks back and is advices strict rest. There was no bash or any big party and he was with just his family and some close friends. Son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya were not around since they are shooting in South Africa for Mani Ratnam’s next movie.

More photos and a video of Amitabh Bachchan are below.

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