Amitabh Bachchan's Official Blog

Jul 29

DAY 2295(i)

Jalsa, Mumbai             July 28/29,  2014             Mon/Tue  12 : 48 am

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And the world moves on and the life cycle rotates and the butterflies disappear in the rain and broken tree branches block the streets, and the traffic snarls, keep one away from the job on hand ..

It almost seems like there is a desperate need to have a host of people around you to inform, take care, guide and maybe just inform the next activity ..

It is no surprise then, if in time to come all our information shall be on the mask of an Android phone .. but what beautiful times they would be !!

Travel does something … it fatigues the body  and fatigues the senses … but for some reason when you defy it, it gives strength and power and determination to keep astride and awake and ready to perform all that is needed and more ..

The host of workers on the KBC show is an indication of how seriously Sony takes it projects and works in the right spirit !!

There is no time for fun and frolic, no time for idling and certainly no time for complacent lethargic outlooks despite the fact the the physical needs rest .. an so it did .. and so did the others adjust on it .. of and for which I am grateful !!

Eid Mubarak to all … may there be peace and wellness .. laughter and jovial co existence ..

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I do sincerely believe that the age of limitless acts is over .. that it cannot be safely said that acts that should have been done have been done again with my presence in them … but those that live in the beyond feel and exhibit sincere belief that it can still be done - this activity that would shame or test the skills of a young master of today !!

BUT … you know something ? Now that it is on I shall try to give it my best, forward ..

Nothing ever was achieved without the trials of failure and criticism .. they will correct us … they will be useful to us and they must .. for it is they that strive to push our decisions to the ultimate … !!

I am forlorn .. I am perhaps indignant and also bear myself with some degree of challenge .. challenge is a must .. there would have been no diversification, no acceptance of wrong, no desire to improve upon the very best .. nothing !!

So I look upon tomorrow as that one day in another, which shall cure me of my apprehensions when compared with what has been committed .. !

Baaadooommmm   !!!

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Amitabh Bachchan 

Jul 28

DAY 2295

        Jalsa, Mumbai           July  28,  2014           Mon 12 : 10 pm

Eid Mubarak to all .. may there be love and peace .. may there be understanding and togetherness .. may there be happiness within all .. may we all hold hands as one .. 

My love and wishes …

Amitabh Bachchan

DAY 2294

Sopaan, New Delhi           July 28/29,  2014            Sun/Mon  1: 43 am

Humbled and so proud that we could achieve this for our nation ..

INDIA IS POLIO FREE ..

Thank you Hon Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, thank you UNICEF, thank you WHO and all those that worked with me … the volunteers that delivered the vaccination, the Indian Cricket team and my colleagues that worked too … ShahRukh, Sachin Tendulkar, Aishwarya .. and those from the Unicef SM Net volunteers and the Government vaccinators ..

Love 

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Amitabh Bachchan

ps : Riki Biswas … happy birthday for the 27th July .. belated but filled with affection and love .. !!

Jul 27

DAY 2293

    Jalsa, Mumbai            July 26/27,  2014           Sat/Sun  1 : 28 am

Time, when days are swift .. pass away with an alacrity unbeknown to human denominators .. they swivel past a host of activities with such finesse, it baffles the common mind and at times your own capabilities ..

The morning dawdled and took liberties that were not within our limits .. but ‘when the blast of war … ’ explodes before us, an unknown and unseen impulse takes over with the ease of an easel, and paints the rest of the day with the brightest colours in the hemisphere ..

Pictures say it all :

So … KBC in the early hours on a glittering set and some moving stories and tales form women and their encounters with those that tried to oppress them and how they fought it out to come out victorious ..

The Maharashtra Government and the Minister in charge of Horticulture, Mr Jitendra Awhad, makes me Brand Ambassador for propagating the fruits that the state produces .. it is the No 1 producer of many of the prominent fruits of the country - grapes, oranges, mangoes, onions, pomegranate, and on … and no one knows about it .. so wearing the Maharashtrian ‘pheta’ giving it the entire works ..

The kids are home .. Navya and Shweta with a host of her school friends from England and we rush to wear the Jaipur Pink Panther T shirts and bundle ourselves away to the game .. WE LOSE !! So what, our turn out was much better  ..

Grateful to all the stars and friends that came out in support - Shahrukh and Sachin and Aamir, and so many others ..and a blast we had, cheering this very Indian sport .. an occasion a first for India and the game .. great fun .. and I do hope that we continue to play it the way it has been designed, with all the prominent corporates coming in and many celebrities joining the gang .. !!

Tomorrow its off to Delhi for an acknowledgement from UNICEF for all the work that we have done for the POLIO eradication campaign and getting India free from this deadly disease .. and then back the next day for work as usual …

More tomorrow .. more love and attention ..

Amitabh Bachchan 

Jul 26

DAY 2292 

Jalsa, Mumbai             July 25/26,  2014            Fri/Sat  1: 22 am

The new season of KBC starts and the first day has been shot and canned .. the crew and the atmosphere familiar, but never too familiar to destroy the work on hand ..

It may be 14 years since our association with it .. but each moment needs the kind of concentration and effort that shall make it endurable and loved ..

The family is back .. !

Abhishek from London and Jaipur .. Aishwarya and Aaradhya from Glasgow and London after the attendance for the Commonwealth Games , and Jaya from Parliament in Delhi ..

AND … more coming in tomorrow .. Shweta and Navya to give support and cheer to Abhishek’s Kabaddi team which plays its first game tomorrow 26th at the NSCI Stadium, Mumbai against U Mumba team ..

When the family is all in there is a sense of the world being complete !

I am completed and depleted today .. must leave it short .. KBC again early tomorrow ..

My love 

Amitabh Bachchan

Jul 25

DAY 2291 

Jalsa, Mumbai           July  23/24,  2014           Thu/ Fri  1:00 am 

There is a certain quietness about being just that quiet .. no sounds are heard and no matter slips in .. what thoughts guide you into that abyss is unknown and perhaps unwarranted ..

When its the new that is initiated … much is at bay … much too is known and given for granted .. That is how it should be ..

My love 

Amitabh Bachchan

Jul 24

DAY 2290

    Jalsa, Mumbai          July  23/24,  2014            Wed/Thu  12:28 am

Start low, aim lower, end lowest ..

Start low, aim higher, end highest … delirium !!

The world, the people and the circumstances around us, shall never be the same each day .. and today was different from yesterday .. quality could be questioned, but not the difference .. 

Many talk of a constant optimism and the positioning of positivity. But many do know and realise that saying out loud is one, knowing its actual reality is another. Most of the time it is the ‘another’. But we battle on regardless ..

I may have slept in disrespect and absolute disdain .. but in the crowded streets of the city when a young peeps out of a moving three wheeler auto and yells out ’ I love your serial Mr Bachchan ’ .. the world begins to turn the other way .. for me at least ..!

" Oh, what a difference a ‘yell’ makes .. " 

The spring in the legs pronounce their act, the body lifts more than it can bear to on an average day, the spirits soar and suddenly the desk, cluttered much like the cluttered mind, cleans up in one swift move ..

A gentle message of hope and togetherness .. of belief and strength .. of wishing and wanting to hold the other in one tight grasp of reassurance ..

That is all .. that is all one needs .. that is all one desires .. that is all to challenge the world all over again .. !!

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Sceptical and with some suspicion of frustration .. a moment that enters our lives some time or the other .. captured in film, in digital film as well for ‘Shamitabh’ may not necessarily give away too much .. but it does give .. it gives reason to visit and learn more .. that in marketing terms is all that they want !! If they want .. I give !!

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Wet and showered I may be .. but wet with the affection that is showered by all, here in this home of ours, is the blessings of all .. may these drops of affection never dry .. !!

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Dhanush and I .. he the reason for ‘Shamitabh’ .. I having reason but unknown as yet .. 

Below the master .. 

Its back … KBC … and its time to get the technicals right .. for in a day or two the recordings start .. !! Contemplating here in its 14th year what may be the fresh attractions ..

And no better way to do that than to sit there on the opposite HOT SEAT and pull out the prosthetics from the earlier shoot in the day for ‘Shamitabh’ .. hahah … they do remain despite an hour long process of removal ..

Some more messages come in .. and they are well quite humbling and honourable .. I think it is time to stop and live with them for a while .. 

And its time to gym again in the morning - root canal pain be damned !!

Love you .. the hugest and the warmest way ever .. !!!

Amitabh Bachchan

Jul 23

DAY 2289

Jalsa, Mumbai           July 22/23,  2014            Tue/Wed  2:08 am IST

One can bear any pain that you exercise on yourself, yourself. But one cannot ever bear the pain of another .. simply cannot ! It is individual and isolated, cocooned and closeted within iron walls .. impregnable and immune to any other !!

They ask me my pain .. I tell them I am fine .. as would most others. But hidden inside each of us is that personal feeling which never admits to its existence or its intensity. It lies within and no matter how elaborate we may be in describing it to another, that what is felt by you is not entirely felt by another or any other …

It is for me the same in execution. Nothing can be replaced by ones own output, personally. I may be the most adept at detailing the nature and the requirement of my work from another .. but it shall never reach satisfaction until you have supervised it yourself. Seeing and witnessing results delegated to another, shall always be wanting.

Muddy your hands then .. find the time and the intent to pull up the socks yourself .. we are all different and differently built, not just in our physical, but in our temperament too. We shall be bound by anomalies. We may be entirely wrong in our judgement, or in our mode of application .. but then we shall have satisfaction that what was done was done with independent thought and guide .. a thought that belonged entirely to yourself ..

There is always pride in that ..

I am not filled with either today .. and that is a failure and a tragedy ..

But inconsistencies in our personal approach is also factored within our beings .. factors that others may never grasp or endeavour to grasp .. why would they .. they are content or perhaps perplexed in handling their own .. so why bother ..

Let us then rejoice in neutral commodities .. commodities that have proven to be endeared and loved and connected ..

Looking out from the balcony of a high rise 37th floor beside the Sea Link with your director is reassuring .. at least someone who knows what we are doing .. !! And doing it right or not ..

My love to all ..

Amitabh Bachchan

 ….and yes, as the anaesthesia wears out, the throbbing pain reappears on the root canal .. but pain is individual .. good night ! 

Jul 22

DAY 2288

Jalsa, Mumbai           July 21/22,  2014            Mon/Tue  1:04 am IST

All at the morning and evening sessions of the presentation of the #LGG3 mobile .. wonder if all of them on top here are carrying the LGG3 mobile .. haha .. but really how can you ever be NOT documented in today’s world .. !!

And then ‘Shamitabh’ ..

So its a quick visit to the dentist .. and there is news there too .. a root canal process tomorrow .. so I shall be incommunicado for some days now .. pain and anaesthesia and numb face and mouth .. and ..

Well we shall deal with that tomorrow ..

But after the morning visit, its a rush to the launch of the LGG3 mobile .. and a long but aesthetic presentation of a truly wonderful machine .. its all shifting to the mobile now and soon that shall be our mode of everything … until … it shifts to the watch .. which it already has i limited capacity .. the LG watch has most of the features of the mobile !! 

That over , rushing to far off location on the 37th floor for ‘Shamitabh’ .. 2 hrs of make up .. and then shooting some intense scenes .. depart form there in a rush, lunching an odd sandwich while driving to LG again … not to forget the 1 hr make up removal process in between .. back to suits and tis and formal wear and .. another presentation for the dealers of the product .. rush out again and into some serious meetings for the days to come and their schedules …

India wins in between at Lord’s .. a wonder, because I think it is perhaps only the 3rd time in its long history that India has done so ..or that after 28 years this feat achieved ..

A rather swift look at the social medias .. replies, connects , printing pictures .. and here at the Blog .. and now to bed ..

Tomorrow is going to be another tough day with a start at 7 am ..

Good night then … and love 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUNANDA … LOVE AND JOYS OF LIFE ALWAYS !!

Amitabh Bachchan

Jul 21

DAY 2287

Jalsa, Mumbai            July 19/20,  2014            Sun/ Mon  2:55 am IST

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that be the pensiveness from ‘Shamitabh’ .. it is getting exceedingly difficult to preserve a look for a film or occasion when we have millions of mobile cameras following us and immortalising us … thank you

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And that Ladies and Gentlemen is the new LG G3 mobile .. to be inaugurated tomorrow .. !! Pretty darn good I have to say ..

Also a bit of detail about a brand that I endorse, this is a brand which is concerned about nutrition for the children - Complan. The team at Complan have devised this wonderful idea that connects kids with me. The product shows me as the Taakat ka bhoot who comes and helps give strength to kids. This advert in no way promotes the fact that ghosts exists, it is merely enhancing the fact that this milk protein based drink helps the young kids  in meeting their requirement of Proteins ,  Carbohydrates, Vitamins and  other Nutrients. Growing children need protein, the building blocks of growth and other vital macro and micro nutrients which offer specific benefits. Proud to be a part of this association.

The days’ journey in pictures is almost like watching the Discovery Channel .. I keep discovering where and what needs to be done, at which place and why ..

Fortunately there are some very hard working assistants and dedicated workers that enable us to be in good humour despite the trying circumstances .. they are young and at times flabbergasted by their responsibilities, but they are most sincere and loving and caring .. and endearing to the cause of they work they undertake .. and most of them are women !! Which is such a marked departure from the times of old when the only lady perhaps on set other than the heroine was her chaperon or `Mother .. ! Women power at its prime and so correct and important in today’s time …

Javed Akhtar, the prolific writer of many of my earlier films is of the firm belief that within the next 10 years … women shall be in power .. not just over the systems they connect with , but .. and this is most important .. over men too !!

When equations shall change what would the world and the universe be like .. its like changing history, geography and mathematics all in one deliberate blow ..

 I for one would welcome that and love it to happen … and I see many happy ladies on the other end of this conversation raising a toast or filling the atmosphere with an exuberant yelp..

God bless you all .. for really what would we ever do without them .. !!

What .. ???

Ponder and disclose .. perhaps another day ..?

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Amitabh Bachchan