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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Amitabh Bachchan and the common man

Here's Amitabh Bachchan, quoted in the Observer, on Kaun Banega Crorepati:
Crorepati has been some kind of a wonder. For me, it's an opportunity to meet the common man, to know about his life, his feelings. These are things that don't normally happen to film actors. Three days after the show started I went on a pilgrimage to a Shiva shrine up in the Himalayas. I went by helicopter, otherwise it takes five days to get there, and there were cave people shouting "Crorepati" at me.
Er, cave people? Anyway, Amitabh won't be doing any more KBC, as you must have heard -- Shah Rukh Khan has replaced him. And when Shah Rukh goes walking up those hills, you know what the cave people will be shouting at him?


And isn't it slightly odd that the Bachchan needs a TV show to "meet the common man?" Such disconnect?
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