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Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured at Pune Film Festival

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Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured at the Pune Film Festival for his contribution to Indian cinema. However, Big B is extremely embarrassed as he thinks he hasn't contributed to the medium at all.

Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog, “The Pune Film Festival wishes to honor me for my contribution to cinema and I find that most embarrassing, for the truth is that I really have not contributed at all."

The 69-year-old actor is also set to make a trip to Nasik to inaugurate a school for special children made by his own initiative. Amitabh tweeted, “Another trip is towards Nasik to inaugurate a School for 'special' children, one that I have initiated some years ago through a very dedicated friend of mine from the Police force."

The veteran actor has been the face of many a brand and has spoken out in the public for numerous causes and events, but Bachchan says he still finds public appearances scary. He further wrote on his blog, "Public appearances are scary and time consuming. Welcome and speeches of wisdom and care follow, photographs are taken and then the relief when you can get back home. In the end one wonders whether the trip was worth its while. Did the presence enhance the conditions or not. That is of value, nothing else matters..."

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