Big B praises Srijit Mukherji for 'Zulfiqar'

Mumbai:  Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised film director Srijit Mukherji for the upcoming Bengali crime-drama film "Zulfiqar".

The 73-year-old actor on Thursday sent out a tweet to Mukherji, and also shared a link of the trailer of the Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee and Paoli Dam starrer movie.

"What a wonderful interpretation of Julius Caesar in Bengali by Srijit (Mukherji)," he tweeted. 

"Zulfiqar" is based on an adaptation of two of British playwright William Shakespeare's tragedies -- "Julius Caesar" and "Antony and Cleopatra".

On the Bollywood front, Mukherji has directed actress Vidya Balan for the upcoming film "Begum Jaan", a Hindi adaptation of his Bengali offering "Rajkahini". 

Produced by Vishesh Films and Play Entertainment, "Begum Jaan" marks Mukherji's directorial debut in Hindi films.