5 New Age Bollywood Actors Talk About The First Time They Met Amitabh Bachchan
Meeting Big B is not something you are used to, even when you are a part of Bollywood. When you meet Amitabh Bachchan almost everyone is going to have a blushing fan moment. This is exactly what happened when Bollywood’s new age actors met him for the first time. They were smitten, blushing, nervous but they knew that this was one in a lifetime moment for them! Here’s what these actors had to say when they first shook hands with the Shehanshah of Bollywood.
1. Aahana Kumra
The ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ actress has shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan playing her reel daughter Taruni in ‘Yudh’. The actress recalls meeting Big B for the first time saying,
I went completely numb when I met him (Amitabh Bachchan) for the first time (for the TV series Yudh). He came up to me and introduced himself, ‘Hi I am Amitabh Bachchan’ and smiled. I couldn’t believe what happened and started laughing. Who doesn’t know him? I think he does this for fun. The gesture is no doubt a great ice breaker. It made me comfortable too. We then chatted about our characters for a good 45 minutes, along with Anurag Basu, the creative director of the show. I think he was impressed by the way I came prepared with my lines and the scenes.
2. Angad Bedi
The new face of Bollywood who worked with Mr. Bachchan for Pink too had a fan moment!
“My first-ever meeting with him was in his office in Janak (Bachchan’s bungalow) for the script reading of Pink. To see my childhood hero, and not just mine, but that of billions of people, was the most memorable moment in my life. In his baritone, he said, ‘Angad, welcome on-board’. He also gifted me his shoes, which will be my most treasured gift, ever. Just to be known to the legendary Mr Bachchan is an honour in itself, then to have had shared screen space with him in a film which changed the society [is unimaginable]. Here’s to many, many more birthdays, sir.”
3. Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood who looks very similar to young Amitabh Bachchan worked with Big B in ‘Budha Hoga Tera Baap’ and has an interesting anecdote from his first scene with Big B.
“I always wanted to be an actor. When I was in college, my mom used to say ‘ek din you will work with Mr Bachchan’ and I just thought that’s how mothers are! I believed nothing of this sort will happen, but when it finally did, she was not around, but it’s her wishes for me which made this come true. I worked with him in Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap (2011).”
The first time you are facing the camera with someone who has been inspiring you all your life is pretty challenging. But he made everything comfortable. In the very first scene, I had to push him out of the police station as I played a cop. I was like, ‘You are asking me to push the person I admire the most!?’ But he was happy and said ‘Just go ahead and push me hard’! That’s what makes him special.”
Ayushmann met Amitabh Bachchan in the good old days when he was a VJ with MTV.
“My first meeting with Mr. Bachchan was when I had interviewed him for some film in 2009 or 2010 as an MTV VJ. I was very nervous, because I had always seen him on the 70mm screen. Also, the first promo shoot for the said show happened in Mukesh Mills in Mumbai, and that’s where the song Jumma Chumma (Hum; 1991) was shot. And the place is haunted, by the way! We were shooting at 2am, and I was all geared up, so I went about exploring by myself ki ‘yaar yahaan pe Jumma Chumma shoot hua tha!’”
The Pink actress who shared a lot of serious scenes with Big B had a hard time concentrating on her role with Big B right next to her. We get you Taapsee!
“I was completely awestruck when I first met Bachchan sir. It took me a few minutes to actually realise that I am going be working with him in the same film. He is such a nice human being that after a point he made me very comfortable shooting in the film Pink (2016). We had some really serious court room scenes. I had to hide my fan-girl side. If I hadn’t, I would have had a lot of trouble trying to act.”
Well, surely it’s not just a visual treat to Mr. Bachchan but his utmost humble nature that makes meeting him a once in lifetime experience! On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan would be seen in 102 Not Out and Thugs of Hindustan.
KEEP IN TOUCH!
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Don't worry, we don't spam