Webqoof: That’s Not Amitabh Bachchan In ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

Amitabh Bachchan or not?

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Has Amitabh Bachchan’s look in the under production Thugs of Hindostan been leaked? The picture of a turbaned, rugged, old bearded man sporting spectacles is going viral online, and some media outlets are convinced that this is Big B’s look in Yash Raj Films’ upcoming period drama Thugs of Hindostan.

Check out some of the headlines driving this “news” below:

Webqoof: That’s Not Amitabh Bachchan In ‘Thugs of Hindostan’
Webqoof: That’s Not Amitabh Bachchan In ‘Thugs of Hindostan’
Webqoof: That’s Not Amitabh Bachchan In ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

What has actually made our “head spin” and left us “flabbergasted” is how this photograph has been passed on as senior Bachchan’s without any verification.

The picture which is going viral as Amitabh Bachchan’s look from Thugs of Hindostan is actually a portrait shot by the popular lensman Steve McCurry. An Instagram account of Steve McCurry’s portrait shots features the said photograph with the message: “I made this portrait of Shabuz, age 68, an Afghan refugee in Pakistan. Many Afghans use only one name.”

The picture is also copyrighted to Steve McCurry on another website which sells prints of famous photographers.

Webqoof: That’s Not Amitabh Bachchan In ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

So, if you are really eager to take a peek at Bachchan’s real look in Thugs of Hindostan avatar, we suggest you track the actor’s Twitter account. He won’t disappoint!

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