Netizens were left scratching their head over why would the Big B ask such a question. One user quote retweeted Big B’s old tweet and wrote, “Amitji, what’s this behaviour?” Another one cryptically said, “Finally someone is asking the important questions!”
In more news on the veteran actor, as the fate of single-screen theatres “hangs by a thread”, Amitabh Bachchan recently said that so many projectionists have lost their livelihood and it is important to recognise their contribution to the history of Indian cinema.In a recorded video message shared with Mumbai-basedFilm Heritage Foundation and its founder Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Bachchan appreciated the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Cinema Projection’ that has been instituted by the FHF to celebrate the “unsung heroes” of the film industry.
Bachchan, in his over a minute-long video, said, “The world of a projector, a beam of light in a dark room theatre, and flicker of images on the big screen. That was, what cinema was for me”.
“As the fate of single-screen cinemas, unfortunately, hangs by a thread, many of these projectionists have lost their livelihood. It is important to remember and recognise their immense contribution to the history of Indian cinema,” he said.