Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A day of surprises a day spent at locations that haunted me in the early days of my struggle Big B

Jalsa , Mumbai      Sept  6 , 2011        Tue  11: 29 PM
A day of surprises .. a day spent at locations that haunted me in the early days of my struggle in this formidable Industry and film .. a location where many a memory of triumph fills you with emotion and pride .. a location where failure demoralizes the very spirit of existence … a location that inspires one to fight and reclaim lost ground .. a location that treats you with disdain, and within a spell welcomes you with servility and manner …
I am there with Jaya for the shoot of another version of the Tanishq jewelry campaign that had brought us together for this client and made great viewing among the trade when it was last released. The tone and tenor of this one too shall spell similarity with the one gone by, but hopefully shall add a little more.
The floor is freezing cold with the excessive airconditioning. And this is a vast contrast from the sets of KBC where we have been struggling with the cooling for days. Luckily the time of concert is winter and so that warm jacket and the scarfs around the neck are for once a welcome gift of apparel ..
It is Filmistan Studio and it is the place where I attempted to enter on many an occasion to seek a job and would get turned out by the gate keeper on arrival. But this is too the studio of ‘Nasseb’ and K3G and Black and millions of other glorious moments. The place and its environs have not changed at all. A few cosmetic changes have occurred, but the structures and the ambience have remained the same. In particular the semi open aired canteen which made the most delicious sugar on toasts, the only meal we could afford and the only place where we would get space to rest our struggle worn body. There are identifiable faces that man the doors of the studio floors. They have aged beyond recognition, but still man the same doors, with that same welcome smile and affection, only now I notice a certain reserve within them of embarrassment, a withdrawal as I step in and greet them. They - with the wonder whether I still recognize them. I - with the wonder to still find them at their posts after all these years !!
When I shake their hand or put my arm around their shoulder in affection they seem to almost melt in humility wondering whether I show them respect or sympathy. They have lived in this temperament throughout. I do not blame them for being thus. For they could not have been any other. They are simple souls. Their simplicity to me is their greatest strength, content as they are in this their final and perhaps ultimate post.

With love and affection and a healthy and good night .. for tomorrow is another day …
A day when we shall wish Renate a very happy birthday today before we go there .. love and happiness always to you ..
Amitabh Bachchan


  1. Namaste Mr.Amitabh Bachhan ji....
    Main london mein rehti hun....main bas aapko itna kehna chahungi ki aapke blog mujhe bahut jyada pasand hain aur ek jo gehrai hoti hai jeevan se judi vo mujhe aapki likhawat mein dikhai deti hai aur mujhe prerrit karti hai ki main apne aas pass ki situtations ko positively dekhun..thanks to you ki aap meri itnni madad karte hai apne vichar likh kar

  2. Amit ji ,the way of experience with people you are sharing is very common but the attitude you hold is rare and it is my firm belief that is the real success of human being that despite reaching to top you never underestimate even a single person.
    my salutes to you sir.

    dr sonia


    You are luckey enough to get name & Fame afterwards. Everyone knows what it is being Amitabh Bachchan. I too have something similar.

    I am 42 years old sruggling in Delhi since 1992. I am yet to get any breakthrough in any company- Corporate House. Like you am also a simple science graduate and married just two years back.

    It just sometimes kills you when your better half suspect your capabilities as guardian of house. I wish you haven't gone through this phase??.

    But CONGRATULATIONS for all your struggles and now unlimited name & Fame. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    Your's well wisher


  4. Namaste Mr.Amitabh Bachhan ji,
    iam Mahesh Sankhla from Jodhpur (Rajasthan),
    dear sir i want to say that i want to be a Charity for whose children that they have very excellent but can'not study properly by there family problem,so we can help to those children for i want open a school only for whose children if you are interested with this type of charity please reply me i will share total planning with this charity budget minimum 2 Corer.
    so dear sir iam requesting to you please select me in KBC and win me sufficient money for this charity.
    i believe that your heart is very kindly for this type of children and i wish that you will help me for this 2 corer fund by KBC or any other palace.
    Mahesh Sankhla


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