I am a big fan of Amitabh, been since I saw in long-forgotten movies like Bombay to Goa, Abhimaan, Zanjeer, Kasauti (remember? With Hema as his heroine?), Dost, et al, and as a fellow blogger he amazes me with his command over the language, his erudition, his fairness, his angst when he is attacked. He is not only a superstar, he is a super human being to be being so active and involved when his rivals of those days – Rajesh, Vinod, Dharam – have either given up or gone into hibernation. I still remember the issue of Star & Style (remember?) where he was featured in an inside page as a promising new talent along with the likes of Benjamin Gilani, Vinod Mehra (remember?). On the cover they had the handsome Kiran Kumar (remember?).
Oh, how time passes.
So I am again awed when I read his diatribe on a certain newspaper group for printing some news about his daughter-in-law with which he doesn’t agree totally. Again he is superb here when he is in a reflective mood.