Posted: 15 October 2012 at 8:05pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by reeha...k
My parents love KBC and wait eagerly for it each year- that being said even they agree with me on this one.
I'm a first Generation Canadian, and I've only been to India twice- my connection to the nation is through my parents, their faith, our food, language (punjabi) and of course art (music, Bollywood, etc) So, I DO understand that Big B is huge. I get it. But the amount of cray-cray and starstruckness these people experience around him is sort of... humorous. One of the Contestants "I see this light around you, as if god has sat down in front of me" EVEN AMITAB wanted to ROLL HIS EYES.
Even some of the banter between the contestants and Amitab is ridiculous, and it's obvious that even Amitab wants to shake his head: "Will you say Hi to my Blah, blah and blah"- Can I sing for you? Can I rehearse a Line for you? Can you say this line for me? Can I comment on how amazing you look? Can I tell you how much I love you?
Seriously, if people talked this much to their politicians, more proactive action would be taken to get things done.
He is an Actor, not a doctor who is going to possibly find a cure for cancer-- appreciate his on screen talent and move on and focus on answering some questions. Seriously. Half the show is delayed because so many contestants have the urge and tendency to go: "Sir, can I do this?", "Sir, can I sing this?", "Sir can you say this?" GAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!
That being said, Kudos to Amitab for being such a sport, he's very humble and always tries to politely divert any and all flattery delivered towards him. Not everyone could do that. He always tries to focus on the stories and issues of the contestant which can be used as lessons towards others.
Overall Point: He's just a man, treat him like any other with respect, dignity and kindness- he isn't flawless and the son of God- stop acting like he's the solution to world peace, the level of starstruckness is literally gag worthy.
Hello Reeha :)
You know people of India are special and they do crazy things for their super stars, religious saints, gurus and polititions. May be your dad can tell you how much respect Gandhi family gets from their constituency called Amethi in UP, India. People still treat Rahul as God in that area because they have done so much for those poor people.
Haven't you seen people of USA crying in Michael Jakson's concerts? I have seen some girls were even fainting. LOL
Now lets talk about Amitabh. There is no doubt that he is very talented and intelligent actor. he has command on his language and very few people can speak correct hindi on screen. He is simply amazing. He has given back to back super hit films in seventies. People are fond of him.
I heard that in late sixties film star Rajesh Khanna (film Aaradhna's success) was so popular among Indian girls that they use to fill their mangs with the dirt he was walking on. (just like Sindhur married woman apply in their hair)
As far as people's behaviour on the sets is concerned I think they intentionally do it to get footage and coverage on national tv.Furthermore producers and creatives got nothing to lose in this business. They rather encourage the hot seat occupants to ask these questions to kill time so that they will have to pay out to only one or two contestants per day. Why would they want to speed up things? They have got their entry fees in terms of sms' thus they don't care how much time a contestant wastes on the sets. If they want they can edit these stupid things out but its working for them.
He is a good human being but if a poor contestant lose and doesn't even hit his target, Amitabh never donate them anything. He has made billions from this show but his contribution to society is almost nill. May be he is doing secret charity which we don't know. Salman khan, Sharukh Khan, Amir Khan, Dharmender are known to donate in charities. He claims that he is 1/2 punjabi because his mother late Mrs Teji Bacchan was from a sikh family. I don't think that Mr Bacchan is carring any genes from his mother.