I was catching up with Amitabh Bachchan’s blog the other day and he has clearly stated he will not be meeting up with his fans at their suggested locations. All this happened because some irate motorist took to trolling the megastar about the heavy traffic around the vicinity of Bachchan’s home ‘Jalsa’ every Sunday. It is a weekly ritual where the 72-year-old has a meet-and-greet session with his fans.
“Now as the pictures get loaded, one sees the faces of elation and joy, of the keen vantage positions taken, of the poor little children riding piggy back on parent’s shoulders wondering why they are being subjected to this ordeal, of traffic snarls and irritated motorists who honk for space and desire to move on...of traffic sufferers, who write in as a response on FB (Facebook),” he wrote.”Their disgust at this fake appreciation for a celebrity, and how the celebrity should care about the traffic, of how he should not hold these travellers to discomfort by coming out of his home, of how he should prevent this by hiring a ground nearby and meet his fans or ‘whatever they are called’ (his words, not mine),” Big B added.
Also taking a dig at the motorist’s comment that the Piku star is a “third rate actor”, Amitabh shared: “Instead of causing this trouble for those that do not wish to see this old aged actor, of suggesting that the actor go to Juhu beach every Sunday and hold his ‘meetings’ there since there is a ‘lot of space’ and avoid the delays that he has to go through waiting for the crowds to clear so he can pass by on the road, for he has ‘no intention of seeing or meeting this third rate actor’.”
While the megastar - who is among India’s best known actors - said he “entirely” agrees with the responder on the points that he “an old aged man, and most certainly a third rate actor”, he set the record straight to “Mr. Suffering Motorist” and said: “I am in no way going to leave my house to locations that you so generously suggest, to meet my well-wishers. They are like family to me, and I shall meet my family at home not on the beach.”
Rajesh Khanna’s film memorabilia tribute
India’s first superstar, Rajesh Khanna will get a befitting tribute in the form of a film memorabilia in the capital city, Delhi, three years after his death. The show ‘Remembering The Dark Star Rajesh Khanna’ is to be held at the India Habitat Centre. Chaired by author Gautam Chinatamani in collaboration with Harper Collins publishers, some of the greatest films starring the veteran star will be exhibited.
The show will include posters and lobby cards of his solo hit films between 1969 to 1971.
Sumant Batra, museum curator and philanthropist who has put together the film collection, stated there will be about eighteen original posters of the superstar, about two dozen lobby and show cards, song booklets and vinyl records. He added that alongside the poster of his debut film Aakhri Khat, other posters will be from some of his most iconic films like Anand, Aradhana and Safar.
Rajesh Khanna, born Jatin Khanna, had acted in over 160 feature films and had dominated the industry for a long time.
Tabu is back
Actress Tabu, known for her versatile performances, has no qualms about playing the role of a mother in films.
Tabu, who played the role of Shahid Kapoor’s mother in Haider, said she is open to playing such roles to younger actors like Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and others.
“It depends on the character (of mother). If the character is nice then I will do it. Otherwise I will not do boring mother roles,” Tabu told PTI in an interview.
Tabu is now excited to step into Rekha’s shoes for Abhishek Kapoor’s film Fitoor which also stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif.”I just did one scene with him (Aditya). I have a lot of things to do. Gattu (director Abhishek Kapoor) is a friend, I have known him for a long time. It has been a good experience,” Tabu said.
When asked about Rekha and if there is a sense of pressure, Tabu said, “It is a huge project.”
Tabu will be next seen in Drishayam along with Ajay Devgn. The film is a remake of a Malayalam film of the same name and is slated to release on July 31.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ekta Kapoor’s dear brother Tusshar Kapoor had revealed that the successful filmmaker and TV producer is scared of heights, darkness and helicopters.