I am just an ordinary artiste: Amitabh Bachchan
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan thinks that it’s humiliating to be labeled as the ‘Star Of The Millennium,’ saying the title came his way because of a PC mistake maybe. He demands he is only a “conventional artiste.”
It was in 1999 when the BBC respected Bachchan with the title after an online study however Amitabh reviews it was his co-performer Govind Namdev who disclosed to him that he was ‘Star Of The Millennium.’
“I never believed in it… There is one secret behind it. The BBC News,which conferred the honour on me, conducted an online survey where they asked people to vote for an actor whom they thought was the most popular in last 100 years.”
He continued, “And because of that online survey, some votes came my way and I feel it’s a computer error and there is no truth behind it. I feel so embarrassed when people label me with these tags. I am an ordinary artist and people who are sharing this platform with me are great as today, I am so much inspired by their thoughts.”
The 76-year-old performer was tending to the media at on-screen character turned-writer Namdev’s book dispatch titled Madhukar Shah Bundela, alongside Ram Gopal Bajaj, Satish Kaushik, and Chandraprakash Dwivedi on Thursday.
Namdev and Bachchan have shared screen space in Sarkar Raj and when the former contacted him for his book launch, he could not refuse.
On the silver screen, Bachchan will next be seen in film-maker Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla and director Nagraj Manjule’s Jhund.