Bhojpuri films needs encouragement: Amitabh Bachchan

Updated: Sep 02, 2012, 12:46 PM IST

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is working free of cost in Bhojpuri film ‘Ganga Devi’, says regional films need support and that is why he never chargeas for such movies.

Big B`s make-up man Deepak Sawant has produced ‘Ganga Devi’.

The 69-year-old, who previously acted in Sawant`s ‘Ganga’ and ‘Gangotri’, plays a key role in ‘Ganga Devi’, which is about reservation for women in elected bodies.

"(Sawant) has been with me for 35 years and never ever missed a single day... (He) started with humble beginnings and has produced three films with me in them… This one has Jaya (Bachchan) too," wrote Big B on his blog

"...Such individuals and the Bhojpuri films, that have limited releases only in the state of Bihar, need all the encouragement… I work for him and never charge... it is not a monetary matter for me… his contribution is greater than my fee," he said.

Directed by Abhishek Chaddha, ‘Ganga Devi’ also features Dineshlal Yadav `Nirahua`, Pakhi Hegde, Girish Sharma, Awadhesh Mishra and Vinay Bihari.

Madhukar Anand has composed the music. ‘Ganga Devi’ is slated for a Sep 14 release.