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Big B’s Dubai Diaries…

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The Megastar Shares A Detailed Media Interaction Experience In Dubai On His Blog For His Loving EF (Extended Family… Yes! That’s What He Calls His Blog Followers!)

Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan might be 72 years old, but age is just a number for this evergreen star.

   The megastar is super social media friendly and rarely misses to share his thoughts with his EFs on his official personal blog. It’s noticed that Big B was in Dubai to promote his upcoming film ‘Shamitabh’ which is scheduled to release in February.

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     And hence, sharing his experience with his followers, the megastar took to his blog where he wrote, “The meets were lined with the most affectionate hugs from the Dubai Ef, and their loving presence, and their most generous gifts – ornate chess board games, local eatable date, and divine murti’s ..

“Thank you all individually and collectively…affectionate smiles on my face, reverence within and so much admiration for our small but dedicated family …

“The media was gentle and kind and soft spoken and articulate and beautiful. The queries were; equally!

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“Why this title, why the suspense in the promos, why is the old man frustrated and drunk, how you perform drunk when you do not consume, why the ego in the characters in the film, do you in the industry face ego and how do you cope with it, how do you make the others comfortable with your legendary standing, can you sing Piddly now, err right now .. eermm…just a few lines, please…, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera

“Errmm… Ma’am… and they are mostly ladies… NO…we do not have conditions of ego in our profession, at least I do not, I do not know of the others. I cannot understand ego – self importance, self conceit – I do not have importance, or any indication of my conceit, whatever that word means. I am but an ordinary individual much like all, just doing another job to earn a living, ego does not exist for me, it would mean that I think of myself as having acquired some degree of high relevance, some pinnacled achievement ..

“Noooooo …. I have none, I am still learning, I am given a character to emote and perform, the lines are written by the actor-writer, he is the best actor in the project, he needs to be an actor otherwise he or she shall never be able to write the scene or screenplay, the make up artist sticks a face on my face according to the requirement of the Director, the clothing that I wear are the artistic and couturier inputs and ethical fancy of a pretty little fashioned lady or an equally fashioned young man, the DOP tells me where to stand to get the effect of the brilliant lighting that he has designed, the director guides me to deliver my lines after hearing me rehearse a million times in private and in person, the music director looks at all this and enhances our bearings by the most ethereal background score, the editor cuts pastes slow mo’s readjusts dialogues for it to seem just right, the DG enhances our looks and feel and colors of the final product …

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“Where the heck in all this, does it give us time for EGO…”

“But sir, there is self indulgence in your work, do you not think… self indulgence!

“Err self indulgence ?… let me Google that ma’am just a moment to get its dictionary meaning… hold on… ahh there we are, … but you know every time we present ourselves in front of the camera we are indeed self indulgent… we are faking it… are we not… we fake a character so devised by another… that character is not US… so why would you ask about ego, or attempt rather politely to link what is on screen to what we are in our real… yes there are occasions when at times of depiction we seek an emotion that coerces us to dig perhaps into our own self – the passing away of near and dear ones, some tragedy that God forbid may strike our dearest – yes we do that at times, but never do we feel that what we portray on screen we may have the audacity to believe on it in real life… NO… at least I cannot say about the others, I certainly do not ..”

The actor would now be back in Mumbai. Meanwhile ‘Shamitabh’ is written and directed by R.Balki and also features Dhanush and Akshara Hassan, who would be marking her acting debut through this film.

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Published on: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:26 AM IST
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