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Gabbar Singh: From Amjad Khan to Amitabh Bachchan

Whoa. This is the Hindi equivalent of Sean Connery being roped in to play villain in the next Bond film. It's just not right, no matter how confident the veteran feels.

Verdict: Unmitigated disaster. Sippy's Gabbar was a newcomer, a fresh bad guy playing a dacoit the kinds we'd never imagined before. It was groundbreaking, and Amjad's unfamiliarity was key.

With Bachchan plastered on everything from chocolate endorsements to a film a month to a very hyped gameshow, it's hard to imagine how he'll provide the unexpected to Indian cinema's most quoted character.

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