MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has begun to dabble in cricket fever, by launching a cricket website! Along with cricketing legends Navjot Singh Sidhu aka ‘Sherry Paaji’ and Kapil Dev, Mr. Bachchan was seen at the event, launching the brand new cricket website by Sony.
Seen in a sharp black velvet suit and his trademark snow white French beard in place, Amitabh Bachchan was all smiles as he launched the website amidst much fanfare and gusto.
Interacting with the media, Amitabh Bachchan revealed he makes time to watch the game whenever his schedule permits. He also had a few words of advice for Indian IPL players, when he said: “Indian IPL players, you do not have to reply in English when questioned at the end of a game.. reply in your mother tongue if uncomfortable!”
This remark had everyone smiling and nodding in appreciation, for his thoughtfulness.
Further, the meticulous superstar and formidable actor has also been in the news, because he considers himself to be a “rotten actor”.
Over a minor scene in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2005 film ‘Black’, the Big B still claims to cringe every time he sees his “mistake” on screen. “Still cringe every time I think of the mistake, or see it on replays. Damn! I am such a rotten actor!!”
Elaborating on the alleged mistake, Amitabh Bachchan posted on his blog recently, “When I inform all at the table that Rani had dictated a letter to me to be read at the table especially for her sister, whom it was believed she was jealous of, I took out the letter to read, and then my hand went straight to my upper pocket of the jacket to pull out the glasses to read… I needed to feel around in my other pockets to ascertain where my glasses were, instead of my hand directly going to the pocket. For someone who is soon getting into the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, where patients forget where and what they do, it was incorrect of me to go straight to my pocket.”