By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
"Jesus! This is getting a little scary!" exclaimed the senior
Bachchan from London on Tuesday. He was on the way back to Mumbai
from the Toronto Film Festival where the response to his
performance in Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Lear was
overwhelming to us out here, scary to the actor himself.
Says the enraptured director, "In all my life I've never seen an
Indian actor, or for that matter any actor, give such a passionate
and complete performance. Mr Bachchan just sweeps you away. I can't
wait to work with him."
Preity Zinta adds, "He's even better in Last Lear than he was in
Black. And that's saying a lot!"
Tell AB about these comments, and he grunts, "Did she say that?
Oh my gosh! This is getting seriously embarrassing. I won't compare
Last Lear with Black. They're different films and
different roles conceived by different filmmakers. I know Deepa saw
Last Lear and she liked it. We met over dinner after the
screening. I've worked on several different graphs for my character
in the Last Lear. I wonder if everyone would catch them!
We now take Last Lear to the Rome and London film festivals."
AB lands in Mumbai tomorrow and heads straight to Delhi to
receive his National award for Black. "I'm rushing to Delhi before
they change their minds," he deadpans.