Big B has been
doing quite some scuffling around recently to promote his upcoming film Paa,
which happens to be releasing under the AB Corp banner. Recently the senior Bachchan was at Big FM
promoting his film when he was taken aback by the energy, enthusiasm and speed
of the RJs and youth working at the radio station.
On his blog
senior Bachchan states:
before the reception committee at BiG Fm can organize and mobilize the standard
flowers of welcome you are well past them and into the radio studio, with
efficient RJ's that put me on live throughout the country. This is the new
fascination that brings interest to me. Looking at these young operators, their
efficiency and their speed, their presence of mind and quickness of spirit,
fills me up with a million complexes. How and why is it that I cannot do what
they are doing. Just witnessing their speed of thought makes you sit there
dumbfounded. I must accept that what this generation practices, and practices
so well, will always be a step ahead of us. Do not attempt to out bid them. Lie
beside them in quiet but observant model and hope and pray that somewhere
someone takes a look, albeit unconcernedly, and offers you a job, with the
compliance of a snail out for lunch!!"
is left fascinated by Bachchan's keen observation above as well as his
brilliance of not only accepting the energy he sees in today's youth, but also
not openly challenging or competing against it.
And then you must wonder, how far behind is Mr. Bachchan from today's
youth? A man at the age of 60+ who
continues to bring us some of the best films ever year while simultaneously
working harder than many of the current generation of Bollywood actors in
promoting his films as well as taking the time out to
blog and connect with his fans on a regular basis! Hats off to Mr. Bachchan!