Mumbai, Jun 19 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who at 68 can give young stars a run for their money, says he was comfortable with the temperament of today's youth.
The Bollywood legend says he is sympathetic to their causes provided they remain within certain parameters.“I enjoy the enthusiasm of today's youth and just being in their company,” he said.
According to him, today's generation is brighter, keen to succeed, fast and use cryptic language.
“We have to move with changing times. I find myself way beyond the average age of the film sets which is 25 and I am close to 70. I like listening to what they say, clothes they wear. I enjoy being in their company and this happens just naturally to me,” he said.
Bachchan said he had decided much before Abhishek was born that if he had a son, he would be his friend.
“The day he started wearing my shoes, I started treating him as a friend. As a father, I am concerned about him, look after him and advice him. But, we talk as friends. My father was a man of letters. The relationship I shared with my father and that I have now with Abhishek is different. My father was a man of letters. One always saw him on his desk busy with work. So there was a natural distance because we wanted to leave him to his creativity,” he said.
On his grandchildren, he said his 13-year-old grand daughter Navya Naveli was like a ‘grandmother' to him.“If I have problems with my computer or phone,eight-year-old Agaystya fixes it with ease. Today's generation is way ahead,” he said. PTI