Om Shri Satya Sai Baba, biopic of the late godman Satya Sai Baba, is set to hit theaters across India on January 29. The film starring Anup Jalota in the title role will be open in four languages.
“I don’t think there is a bigger superstar than Satya Sai Baba. Today, few films are released in theaters, but our film is released across the country and around the world. There are only 10 to 12 days left for the film to release, and I feel lucky that so many people will be watching our film, ”Jalota said of the film, which was due for release on January 22.
In a previous interview with IANS, Jalota jad spoke about knowing the godman personally. Speaking on Wednesday about the film’s release, he opened up again on the subject.
“I first met Satya Sai Baba 55 years ago. I was only 12 when I met him in Lucknow, and at that time he heard bhajans from my dad and me and blessed us. Since then, I have been in contact with Baba. I visited his ashram in Puttaparthi several times to meet him. I had also met him in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Ooty. I think I was able to do this role justice because I knew him well. I am one of his disciples, so I knew how he sat, walked, talked and interacted with his disciples, because I saw him do this all these years, ”he said.
“Every time he met me he called me Chhote Baba. I asked him why he called me by that name and he told me that one day you will find out. Now I realize why he called me Chhote Baba – I think because I was meant to play his role on screen, ”Jalota said.
Vicky Ranawat’s film also features Jackie Shroff, Govind Namdev, Sadhika Randhawa, Arun Bakshi and Mushtaq Khan. Bappa Lahiri provided the background music for the film and Sachindra Sharma wrote the screenplay.