Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 March 2017
News updated at 11:58 AM IST

Big B takes a lesson from Super-30 Anand

Last updated: 04 August, 2011
Abhay Kumar, Patna, Aug 4, DHNS:

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has revealed that he took tips from Super-30 founder Anand Kumar to play the role of Prof Prabhakar Anand in his forthcoming movie ''Aarakshan''.

A portion of the movie, in which Amitabh teaches maths to the underprivileged children, was shot after Anand flew to Mumbai to narrate director Prakash Jha his way of teaching and experience. “It’s true that Prof Prabhakar Anand’s character in the film is co-related to Super-30’s Anand,” said Big B, before showering encomiums on the maths wizard for doing an excellent work for the uplift of the downtrodden in Bihar. Amitabh Bachchan was in Patna on Wednesday to promote his film “Aarakshan,” which also has Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Manoj Bajpai as lead actors.

Refusing to be drawn into any controversy whether he supported reservation or not, Big B said: “My personal view does not matter much when there is a Constitution-mandated provision today. But yes, this is the first issue-based movie I have done in my 40-year-long career.”

He said corruption is a grave issue which affects one and all. Bachchan expressed his desire to work in movies against corruption, “provided there is a good script and a perfect role for me to play.”

Asked whether he would like to play the role of Anna Hazare or Manmohan Singh, Big B smiled and said: “I am not competent enough to play their roles. Badi mushkil se to actor bana hoon. Mujhe yaheen rahne dijiye (I have become an actor with great difficulty. Please allow me to continue as I am.)”

Later in the evening, Amitabh met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Prakash Jha and Manoj Bajpai also accompanied him.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People  are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

People are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

‘King of fruits’ mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

‘King of fruits’ mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523