New Delhi: Bollywood 'shehanshah' Amitabh Bachchan who recently delivered a hit like 'Piku' keeps multiple phones and spectacles. Want to know why, read on…
In an exclusive interview with IndiaTV, Amitabh Bachchan not only thanked his fans for all the love and support they have given to 'Piku', but also revealed some interesting facts about his life.
You have received a lot of appreciation for your work in Piku. Message for your fans!
I want to thank my fans, especially Juhi Chaturvedi and Shoojit Sarkar for writing and making such a marvellous film.
I really felt good after working in a film like 'Piku', as many people could relate to my character. I got letters from my fans telling me how my character resembles to their grand parents.
The character I played in the film took me back to Kolkata, where I had worked for 7 years in the past. Also, Jaya (Bachchan) belongs for Kolkata. In the initial days, I have worked with many Bengali filmmakers so it wasn't that difficult to get in to the character, as I have closely known the people of Kolkata for years now, so I know their culture, expressions and everything.
I did get appreciation for my work, but I would like to give the credit to my co-actors, who worked harder and made my work easier. When you work with good actors it makes your job easier, I would want to thank Deepika Padukone, who made me and my work look good. She is a very good actress.
Recently you received a legal notice for sharing a poem on Twitter. Any comments
I like poems and keep sharing them online. Be it 'babuji's or anybody else, I don't mind sharing a good poem with people. I share them on a regular basis along with the name of poet.
At 72, you can give young actors a run for their money. You are so energetic; do you also behave like others of your age and what do you do in free time?
Yes, up to some extent. Since I have grown old, don't remember things much, so I keep multiple spectacles to make things easier. I am vegetarian so all the dishes that are cooked in the kitchen are from different states of India - pure Indian food.
I am a not exactly a gadget freak and have the regular phones. But I keep multiple phones, because if there's a network issue in one, then I can use another one.
Whatever free time I get, I love to catch news and sports shows.
You have a bundle of joy at home - Aaradhya. Now that she is 4-years-old, how does she react while watching you on the big screen.
Aaradhya has not seen the theatre yet and follows her own channel. But yes, she stops when she sees me or her parents on TV screen or for that matter, on posters and pictures in public areas.
Aaradhya being a Gen-Z child is a complete gadget freak and has been using iPad, since she was one-and-half-years old.