“We were to shoot the film in Goa, but there were some problems with permissions... They (makers) were back in my office saying, ‘What do we do?’ I said, ‘Let’s go to Kolkata’. They asked me if I’ll go to Kolkata and I said, ‘Why not?’” Amitabh said at the trailer launch event of the film here.
“We virtually settled in Kolkata and finished the film in one long schedule,” he added. Amitabh plays the character of John Biswas in the film, who is out to find his missing granddaughter amidst mysterious situations.
About his character in the film, Big B said: “He is an Anglo-Indian. One of the reasons we were shooting in Goa because we wanted the character to be Anglo-Goan, but when we shifted to Kolkata, we made him Anglo-Indian.
“Everyone there (Kolkata) had something fresh to say, something unique to do. There is this famous ‘adda’ where everyone gathers and talks about various subjects. It’s such a wonderful feeling. So, for me to get back and visit old sites, just being in that environment has always been very exciting,” he added.