Big B to hold special screening of 'Paa' for Dilip Kumar


Bachchan, 67, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the film's premiere tonight is a resounding success and has invited a host of Bollywood celebrities including names like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor, Hemamalini, Jeetendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.

"Dilip Saheb is unwell as are Shammiji, Shashiji and Dharamji...but speaking to them after such a while was a joy and an accomplishment in itself," Bachchan wrote about his phone conversation with the veterans ahead of the event.
"Dilip Saheb gave his characteristic laugh when I told him I was playing Abhishek's son...I would keep a separate trial for him where he does not have to worry about the crowd and the rush of the media," said Bachchan, who plays a 13-year-old child suffering from progeria in the movie, releasing tomorrow.

"Sunny and Bobby confirm they shall be there. Vinod Khanna calls in and sends wishes for success. Hemaji acknowledges and will be there as will Jeetendra...and the list goes on," he added.

Bachchan was at the venue – IMAX multiplex in suburban Wadala since wee hours today to check on the last minute preparation for the premiere.
"I have asked all the team to assemble by 1 am...Getting over 1600 people to follow instructions can be a night mare," Bachchan said.

Expressing his anxiety, the megastar wrote that one of the most trying tasks in organizing an event, if it is an invited audience, is the allocation of seats.
"Where? Whom? When? Why? Just an endless flow of questions that keep changing their answers every few minutes. Dealing with each request, each preference, is a job most diplomats would find difficult to handle. The end result is a nightmare operation day in and day out, right to the very last minute," he said.

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