- Big B applauded the maturity and confidence in the new generation
- "They know exactly what they are doing," he said
- Big B's show Kaun Banega Crorepati 10 was launched on Tuesday
Amitabh Bachchan, who has completed almost five decades in the film industry, told media persons at the launch of Kaun Banega Crorepati 10 that he's scared to work with the new generation of actors, reports news agency PTI. Amitabh Bachchan frequently co-stars with the new generation of actors (of whom he's afraid) and, in fact, he is currently filming Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. "The new generation of actors like Alia, Anushka (Sharma), Deepika (Padukone), they are such capable actors, you get scared while working with them, kha hee jayenge (they'll eat me up). They are so brilliant," he was quoted as saying. With Deepika, Amitabh Bachchan co-starred in critically acclaimed Piku, for which he also won a National Award.
"We took years and years and are still trying to fine-tune our craft but these people, they come first day on the set and know exactly what they are doing. They are so confident, mature," Mr Bachchan added, reports PTI.
Amitabh Bachchan said that he considers himself lucky to have worked with the different generations of actors. "I am fortunate that I've been able to live through the period where I saw Meena (Kumari) ji, Nutan ji, Waheeda (Rehman) ji and now I'm getting an opportunity to work with actors like Alia and Ranbir... It's just unbelievable," he was quoted as saying.
It's is not uncommon of Amitabh Bachchan to send flowers along with a note of appreciation to the actors whose work impresses him. Actor Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone received one each after "Padmaavat" while Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao got her note after she featured in Bareilly Ki Barfi. Speaking about sending the appreciation notes, Big B said: "I get so obsessed that I write to them and send flowers when I watch their performance."
Apart from Kaun Banega Crorepati 10 and Brahmastra, Amitabh Bachchan is awaiting the release of Thugs Of Hindostan, co-staring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
(With inputs from PTI)