The filmmaker wrote, “Am mighty excited about the role Mr Bachchan is playing in 'Department'....he's playing a gangster turned politician." He continues, “Imagine the 'Agneepath' character turning over a new leaf and yet to have the same hard intensity and been there done that know-how."
A few days ago, there were reports on Varma announcing that Mr. Bachchan is no more a part of film Department. Just after the announcement, there were speculations that all is not well between the two. It was also reported that it was Amitabh who opted out of the RGV film.
Soon after the reports hit the headlines, Varma, cleared the air by tweeting, “I highly respect Mr Bachchan and am highly affectionate towards Abhishek and the reasons for changes in 'Department' are nothing but date issues. Anyway for whoever wants to know whether we work or not my relationship with the Bachchans is very sacred for me and will remain so forever".
The ace director has worked with Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan in films like Sarkar, Sarkar Raj, Rann, RGV Ki Aag, Naach and Nishabd. Department is a film which will center around politics. The film will feature Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut and Rana Daggubati (instead of Abhishek).