Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in Shoojit Sircar’s directorial venture Gulabo Sitabo. His quest for expanding his horizons knows no bounds. When he seeks knowledge, the actor ensures that he shares it with the audience. His in-depth knack for Hindi is not hidden. Being a versatile writer, Amitabh Bachchan is often seen playing with Hindi words creatively on social media.
This time, the actor was on the look out for a Hindi term for the mask, and indeed, he succeeded! As soon as his search for the perfect term ended, he posted the same on social media, and fans can’t stop praising him. Here’s what he posted:
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– मिल गया ! मिल गया ! मिल गया ! बहुत परिश्रम के बाद , MASK का अनुवाद मिल गया ! After a lot of hard work by Ef Vb, he did the translation of 'MASK', in Hindi : *"नासिकामुखसंरक्षक कीटाणुरोधक वायुछानक वस्त्रडोरीयुक्तपट्टिका ! ? nasikamukhsanrakshak keetaanurodhak vayuchanak vastrdoriyuktpattika ???
One of his social media followers posted, “Big b for a reason [sic]” while another user shared, “Mirza sahab ne Kamal kar diya…one more added to the versatility of the one and only. [sic]” A post also read, “Sir is that gonna be next KBC question. [sic]” Funny, isn’t it?
The actor left no stone unturned to promote his film Gulabo Sitabo through the mask he wore in the post. This film turned out to be Amitabh Bachchan’s digital debut.
Gulabo Sitabo, which was supposed to hit the big screens, finally released on the web on June 12 2020. Speaking about the same, the director shared, “I work on one film at a time. I finish the film, take care of the finances and move to the next. I have no bank [of movies to fall back on]. Moreover, I have a history of movies not releasing, like Shoebite. Amazon promised that they would [promote] this film like a big cinema release. I have never had my film releasing in 200 countries in multiple languages.” to mid day.com
Talking about the film, Amitabh Bachchan said in a media interaction, “My ‘success story’ is wrongly expressed. It is not a success story, it is a ‘somehow managing to exist story’, and a still trying story. It has been an experience of having worked with a very accomplished, competent and an immensely talented artiste!”
Sharing screen space with Ayushmann Khurrana, Amitabh Bachchan shared asserted: “Firstly, every actor, artiste, creative talent, has the prerogative to make his or her own choices on the kind of work they wish to professionally get involved in — bringing Ayushmann’s choices as being similar to mine is incorrect. I cannot say about Ayushmann, but my choices have been the entire responsibility and dependence on the makers that I have had the privilege to work with. They chose me, not them. You have to ask AK why he chose what he chose to do and with whom.”
This comical satire, which marks Ayushmann Khurrana’s first film with Amitabh Bachchan, was slated to hit the screens on April 17 but was held back owing to the shuttering of cinema theatres due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Gulabo Sitabo is directed by Shoojit Sircar, written by Juhi Chaturvedi and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.