Big B impresses Madhavan with golfing skills

Mumbai, Dec 21 Actor R. Madhavan, known for his golfing prowess, says he was surprised by his 'Teen Patti' co-star Amitabh Bachchan's skill at the game.

Sunday, December 21, 2008 | 2:47:17 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, known for his golfing prowess, says he was surprised by his 'Teen Patti' co-star Amitabh Bachchan's skill at the game.

Madhavan has won prizes for the game while Amitabh had never played golf before. 'Or so he said,' said Madhavan.

'But seeing how he played, I was shocked. No one except Mr. Bachchan can be so good at a game he has never played before,' Madhavan told IANS.

It happened suddenly when one day Big B decided to join the young actor at the golf course in Pune where they are shooting for the movie.

'I thought I'd be privileged enough to teach him a few moves. I was stunned at the way he played. He was spectacular. And if this was his first time ever at golf then I've just become an even bigger fan of his,' said Maddy who played an Amitabh admirer in 'Ramji Londonwale' and even got the superstar to make an appearance at the end of the film.

'I don't know how he did it! He's unbelievably athletic. His hand coordination is extraordinary. Other people generally take four years for what he did on the golf course on his first day... and so easily. He has phenomenal pick up powers whether it's on the golf course or on the (movie) sets,' Madhavan said.

In the film, Amitabh plays the professor who tutors five of his brightest proteges, played by Madhavan, Siddharth Kher and newcomers Druv Ganesh, Vaibhav Talwar and Shraddha Kapoor for high-stakes gambling. It is being directed by Leena Yadav.

Not much of a card player either, Big B picked up the card game so fast for 'Teen Patti' that he left Madhavan and other team members gasping.

'He is extraordinary in whatever he does. I feel like his pupil,' said Maddy.

'And then I go right back to playing the student in Raj Kumar Hirani's 'Three Idiots'. But being around Big B, I always feel like a student.'

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