» Amitabh Bachchan Speaks In Bengali To Shoojit Sircar
Amitabh Bachchan Speaks In Bengali To Shoojit Sircar
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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan prefers to have
conversation in Bengali with 'Piku' director Shoojit
Sircar on the sets during shooting in Kolkata, where he had
spent seven years of his life.
"He is a kid on the sets. He converses with us in Bengali. If
you present him with an idea, something of substance and
importance, he will believe it," Sircar, who is shooting for the
Big B starrer 'Piku' said.
The 'Madras Cafe' director, who is also a Bengali, said
he is glad that Bachchan knows his mother-tongue.
During 1962-69, the actor had lived in Kolkata before shifting
to Mumbai to join Bollywood. Since then he has worked with a number
of Bengali film directors like Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Shakti Samanta
and Rituparno Ghosh.
Even during the opening ceremony of the Kolkata International
Film Festival recently, he had delivered his speech with an
impressive smattering of Bengali.
For the Vidya Balan starrer Hindi film 'Kahaani', he
had given his voice to the inspirational Tagore song 'Ekla Chalo
Re' in Bengali.
Bachchan had launched the first look of Bengali film 'Open Tee
Bioscope', which is co-produced by Sircar, last evening.