God’s Own People, an 80-minute documentary film on Nabakalebara of Lord Jagannath has gained more laurels after legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan recorded voice-over for its story. Agreeing to the proposal of Department of Culture of Odisha, Bachchan has recorded the voiceover in English after watching the content. “He was very happy to see the film and it is overwhelming to have Bachchan sir’s voice in the film.
It was a great opportunity to work with the legendary actor,” said filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda, who plans to screen the film at different national and international film festivals to spread the rich tradition of Odisha. Jointly produced by Akshay Parija and Department of Culture and Tourism, Odisha, the film was also screened at Cannes this year.