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Amitabh Bachchan made 10 forgettable films last year, that sank without a trace. Now, he features in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black, and Amitabh is more excited about this role than any he has ever essayed.

Does Black explore a very sensitive area of our society?

Yes, the physically challenged people. They never desire our sympathy, and need to be treated like normal human beings. That's the spirit Black captures. So what if you're handicapped? You work around it. That's what Black tells us. Life is a struggle for all of us. The basic question the film addresses is: are we willing to make that effort to overcome the hardships? That's what Rani's character does, with some help from me. Black isn't the story of defeat and depression; it's the story of triumph over tribulations.

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Design: Uday Kuckian | Interview: Subhash K Jha

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