Animated superhero series to honour Big B on his 74th birthday

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Amitabh lends his voice to the mythical hero Astra the Immortal.

Amitabh Bachchan who is fondly called the Big B for his massive four-decade of service to the Indian film industry has been honoured with an animated superhero series to mark his 74th birthday on October 11.

Disney Channel and Graphic India on Tuesday  released the first look of upcoming superhero series Astra Force, which features the megastar as an animated mythical hero, Astra the Immortal.

The first look tells the story behind Astra and how he meets the two eight-year-old twins, Neal and Tara as they combine forces to save the universe from a new wave of giant monsters and super villains determined to rule the galaxy.

Disney Channel tweeted, ” Superstar, Shahenshah and now Superhero! Watch the incredible @SrBachchan in the first look of #AstraForce, coming soon on #DisneyChannel.”

Amitabh has also lent his voice to the series, which has earlier been described as a funny and fast paced, action-adventure entertainer.

The Pink star, who was born on October 11, 1942, has been a pivotal part of the Indian entertainment industry for over four decades. Big B, who married actress Jaya Bhaduri, has two children — daughter Shweta and son Abhishek, and three grandchildren — Navya Naveli, Agastya and Aaradhya.

Meanwhile, the actor refused to comment on the political call to ban Pakistan actors in the wake of the Uri terror attacks. Addressing the media on his 74th birthday, Bachchan said, “This is not the time and I don’t think it is right to put forward these questions. Who said what, where and how… this is not the time.” – CINEWS

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