There is not a single soul in India who doesn"t know Amitabh Bachchan. He is probably the biggest star that Bollywood has ever produced. But surprisingly, he was recently mistaken as Shahrukh Khan at an international airport.
“ Airports are strange places. KLIA is no different from any airport where the staff would immediately recognize any celebrity, except a few exceptions. They mob and ask for pictures and stuff … I oblige … it makes them happy. Nothing quite so admirable as this looming scenario. There are many in Malaysia that are exposed to the pains of our films and so, apart from the expatriate there are the locals who love and admire Hindi Cinema, and it is to them that we make ourselves available when required. They seem to be obsessed with our cinema and with our artists. One today, uniformed and medalled, walked past me in the crowded duty free, turned back after expressing some recognition and smiled - “hello .. Mr Shahrukh Khan," he wrote on his blog.
The Big B is still trying hard how to take the incident. “I am still debating in my head whether I should take this as a compliment or not. For the official to find absolute dedication in his name giving, sends me a healthy feeling. I shall remain with it before our electronic medium takes this over and builds it into a storm," he added.
Well, the Malaysians seem to know Shahrukh a little better, as he had earlier bag an award in South East for promoting its tourism through his films. He also hit the headlines not long ago, when he was detained at an airport in the US. But that doesn"t mean that Amitabh is a lesser star than Shahrukh.
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