Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I read with great interest the comments BigB Blogs News

I read with great interest the comments BigB Blogs News 

Sopaan , New Delhi    Nov  22 ,  2010   Mon  11 : 56 PM

I read with great interest the comments from my extended family on KBC and I am grateful for the remarks that you so kindly express. Your desire to see me continue is an endorsement of your love and appreciation for the show. This I shall most humbly accept. But whether or not it shall be offered to me again or whether there shall be the desire to get back on to the chair is really what needs to be addressed.

Irrespective of what the outcome of this effort may be, I must confess that the time spent with the contestants and with the live audience shall forever remain etched in my heart. Those wonderful moments spent with them have been the most enlightening, humbling and educative. And that I shall never forget.

There was a moment during the shoot for the last episode of this season, where they played out those special moments spent between the contestants and myself, as a tribute almost to my stay with them. And I do have to say that as it played out on line, I could sense the water building up in my oculars. It did require the most diligent efforts by an actor to control them and to get back to the game as if nothing had happened. The contestant is the 'atithi' that has been invited to my home. It becomes inevitable then that he or she be looked after as though they were a guest in my house. For my guest to feel the way they do, for them to be the 'devo' in the home is what must and should be achieved. I may not have succeeded in achieving that, but their sentiments expressed have most certainly filled me with greater humility and a sense of remorse. Remorse because we were perhaps not sufficient in looking after their needs and wants. I would have desired to have all of them come up to the hot seat and win the maximum prize. But then it would be termed as largesse rather than an intelligent game show. Irrespective of that their emotion and sentiments shall be remembered for long. Thank you dearest friends and well wishers. I do not know what I may have done to have deserved this love.

I am in Delhi as you may all have observed. And I am here to wish my grandson Agastya a very happy birthday. The hour has just changed beyond mid night, it is the 23rd now and it is his birthday. He has grown up to be a fine gentleman even in his growing up years and days, and today was no less an example of his upbringing when I joined him at dinner with his present. The young lady Navya-Naveli also turns into her birthdate on the 6th of December and she was thrilled to have received her advance gift from me, as I drove in from the new terminal T3 of Delhi - a monstrous, clean and so far efficiently run facility. Its a city by itself in its size, the buggy cart coming in useful for transport within the terminal. And then to drive out to a refurbished New Delhi, still clean and organized as a result of the left overs from the CommonWealthGames, but still horrendous in traffic.

And yes we all sat and watched KBC and cheered again when the lovely lady Rahat Taslim virtually strode into the open jar containing the paper justifying her reward. She was a picture of composer and quiet grace, and even though she did seem conversant and equipped with most of the answers, it was the strength of her convictions that gave her what she had always desired. Bravo !!

I do think KBC has made some impact - the stewardesses on the plane asked for a photograph yet again, as did many others that visited me on my 3F seat giving me immense pleasure. They all have a story to tell, nostalgic and full of fun and frolic. It has been an incessant desire of mine to seek through this medium, pictures and moments that may have been captured by those that I may never have met. Stories, incidents, moments anything that could give some record to this family and its contribution to the film Industry. Someday I am certain it shall happen. But I will seek that help personally and perhaps through this very same medium in due course of time.

Work hours have kept me away from the papers of daily nature and I am unable to participate therefore, in conversations that not just deserve privacy prevention, but which are beginning to open up various cans and cupboards. And the very edifice of politics and journalism has been brought to a take 2 or 3 or whatever.

I am not running away from this … this I want … but in proper time and space !!

There is travel again in the morning … but shall be back as we see the competing FFF question and play for getting a visitor out of the cold onto the boiling Hot Seat of KBC 2010.

Good night and God bless ………

Amitabh Bachchan

There is a quietness in Delhi and the script has been duly signed sealed delivered. It is the execution that needs to be carefully looked at


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Mahi

Last episode for this seasons KBC just came to an end BigB Blog News

The last episode for this seasons KBC just came to an end : BigB Blog News

Prateeksha , Mumbai      Nov 21/22 , 2010    Sun/Mon   2 : 27 AM

The last episode for this seasons KBC just came to an end. It was a long drawn out and tiresome day, but its over now and I do apologize for this inordinate delay. Each day at the studio for KBC means the recording of two episodes and that has been fulfilled. The broadcasts shall take place till the first week of December, but the recordings have been completed today.

The completion of any act is a moment for reflection. It is never necessary, but peculiarly one goes back. Back to how it all started and was designed. To the initial fears and apprehensions. The setting together of all the important ingredients that go into making this event a success, or even a partial success. The intense preparations, inputs, discussions, debates, procedures all in the making for that one hour programme, called Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Its been a fascinating journey. Of trial and error. Of hits and misses. Of accomplishments and disappointments. Of tears of joy to tears of disappointment. Victory and defeat. Smiles and frustrations. All mixed together in a wonderful basket of colored and sweet smelling flowers. The respect the dignity and the affection given to me by those that came and by those that watched has been so full of genuineness and care, of appreciation and support. It would be difficult to say which one was the most genuine. But may I just say that a group of very dedicated workers at KBC, gave all of us that sense of matured execution, of discipline and of dedication to the craft that we now know as General Entertainment Tv. Thank you for the experience and your fine execution. And I shall say again. It was the audience that made each show memorable, personal and involved. Salutations then to them and my love in great abundance !

But you know and so do I, that this event could never have been possible, without the presence in great abundance of the common man or woman, that fought against all odds to enter a competition, to excel in the initial stages, to get picked up within hundreds of thousands of competitors, to fight for place at the fastest finger level, to win there in fastest finger and move to the Hot Seat for the play to start. It was that common person, from places we had never made or taken the trouble to explore and complete. It was the simplicity of their endeavor, the courage of their beliefs and the final effort to thrust themselves in an unassailable position, that won over the hearts of millions of viewers.

Tonight in the early hours of the following morning when I look at the clock, I understand the importance of what we are about to venture into. Of what kind of pressure would they have to deal with, or for that matter any kind of pressures to achieve what they set out to do. And achieve they did - with patience and perseverance. And with the will of the Almighty.

It is 3 AM now and I have still not got into bed. I think I should before brain fatigue makes me put down that which shall never be able to be explained, yet felt and been in close comfort too …

My love and my wishes for Guru parabh  … with love to those that have it in abundance and with the promise that reciprocation shall never be denied ..

Amitabh Bachchan


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Mahi

Jai hanumaan gyan gun saagar BigB Blog News

Jai hanumaan gyan gun saagar

Prateeksha, Mumbai  Nov 20/21, 2010   Sat/Sun  1 : 34 AM

Jai hanumaan gyan gun saagar, jai kapeesh tihun lok ujaagar ..

Ram doot atulit bar dhama, anjani putra pawan sut nama ..

Mangal bhavan amangal haari, dravahoon su dasarath ajir bihari ..

Siya bal ram chandra ki jai, pavan sut hanumaan ki jai ….

Under the composition of Aadesh Srivastav, as you may know he and I sang the Hanumaan Chalisa, by inviting all the prominent singers of the Industry to sing a verse along with us. And you will have to give it to Aadesh, the result has been overwhelming. From the moment it was done, everyone one that has heard it has just gone into ecstasy.

There are some remarkable voices in the composition and the greats of the music Industry have made such a valuable contribution. Today we presented it on the sets of KBC and there was an instant connect and applause by the audience. The wonderful Remo and his group made a most aesthetic presentation and the choreography was just apt and invigorating. I have often wondered why this particular recitation has always invoked some divinity and purity within us as we listen. But there it is. Its first promotional act will be seen by all at KBC, and the dvd should be out soon. The product is now owned by us and AB Corp and plans are afoot to have an inauguration of the release of the album. Soon it shall be available in the stores. Do look out for it.

The day was filled with other excitement too, with dignitaries and celebrities joining us in happy welcome. As the show draws to a close, I can sense a withdrawal among all those that have lent support and energy and time to it. The demand for group photographs now has become a constant. Those that work behind the scenes now show up their faces and it is wonderful to observe how dedicated a lot this crew is. They are the ones that make the show happen. They work silently, unseen and unacknowledged. My gratitude to them and immense respect.

Tomorrow is the last day of the recording for KBC for this season. Two episodes and then its done. Then its back to the sets for film and hopefully some interesting work.

I must rest now .. it is an early call tomorrow ..

Good night

Amitabh Bachchan


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Mahi

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