When it was reported that actor Amitabh Bachchan took ill early Tuesday, a lot of people were concerned about his health. Yesterday he made the news once again when an alleged picture of the actor’s first look from Thugs of Hindostan made rounds on the internet.

The picture of an old man, looking exactly similar to the veteran star and wearing spectacles, a suit and a pagri made us believe that it was his first look from the film. However, many people are still questioning the authenticity of the picture. Here’s the answer.

The Truth Behind Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Viral Pic’ From Thugs Of Hindostan
The Truth Behind Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Viral Pic’ From Thugs Of Hindostan

While the photograph is real, that is not Amitabh Bachchan. It is a portrait shot of an Afghan refugee named Shabuz. The photograph was taken by acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry back in January 2017 and uploaded it on Instagram. He even said it in his caption, “I made this portrait of Shabuz, age 68, an Afghan refugee in Pakistan.” Many Afghans use only one name.” Quite surprising, considering the striking resemblance.

In the meantime, the star continues filming with his team in Jodhpur. Referring to the doctors’ observations, sources said Bachchan had pain in the back and shoulder due to exhaustion. However, looks like he is back in action.

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