Other roles that had shades of grey turned up in films like Boom and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
Boom was an unmitigated disaster that was directed by Kaizad Gustad, who earlier made Bombay Boys.
The film tried to be edgy and subversive, but failed utterly instead. It is not known why Amitabh chose this role, but it is an amusing oddity nonetheless.
The star played a mafia don called Bade Miya, a polygamist who had a disturbing fixation on Hollywood actress Bo Derek.
Kookiness factor: 9