Shakti Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, who have cooperated in films like, ‘Rishta’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Mahaan’, ‘Inquilab’, and numerous others, share familial relations with one another. Regardless of having a place with a similar time, Shakti gladly calls himself one of Big B’s greatest fans. On the event of Mr Bachchan’s birthday today, Shakti Kapoor only opened up to ETimes about his fondest recollections with the megastar. Selections…
Do you recall the time you initially met Amitabh Bachchan?
I met Amitabh Bachchan on the arrangements of ‘Satte Pe Satta’. From that point we turned out to be dear companions. Mr Bachchan doesn’t open up effectively with everybody. Individuals used to state that out of the seven siblings in the film just Big B and I looked like genuine siblings. From that point on, we reinforced. We both call one another ‘Sir ji’.
Regardless of being his co-star in a few movies you call yourself Big B’s greatest fan…
I have consistently been a gigantic devotee of Amitabh Bachchan. I have taken in a great deal of things from him which has helped me in my vocation, similar to promptness and truthfulness. On the arrangements of the film, Mr Bachchan is exclusively devoted to the film. During those occasions, we didn’t get a lot of time to get ready for the job. We used to complete five movies per day. Bachchan sahab instructed me to how to give 100 percent to every single character we are going for in a day.
I have gained from him the significance of practicing and taking care of your wellbeing. In spite of the fact that he also has experienced a great deal of medical problems throughout his life, he is the one fittest actor we have in Bollywood.
How is he as a co-star?
I have worked with him in a ton of movies like, ‘Ek Rishta’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Mahaan’, ‘Inquilab’ and others. It was an honor for me to work with a actor of that bore. I accept that we have just a small bunch of entertainers in Bollywood who can be known as the ‘complete actor’. For me, the greatest actor conceived in this nation is Mr Bachchan.
Your little girl Shraddha Kapoor made her Bollywood debut with Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Teen Patti’.
It was excellent when my girl Shraddha Kapoor made her presentation with him in ‘Teen Patti’. I had a major festival at home after she news24nationed the film. Jaya Bachchan is from the film organization. We share an alternate bond. Individuals from the foundation have an alternate bond regardless of whether they have cooperated or not. I have consistently been near Jaya ji I actually am. Our entire family is near the Bachchan family. Abhishek resembles my bachcha and I love him a great deal.
What is that one quality in Amitabh Bachchan that makes him stand apart from the others?
The greatest nature of Amitabh Bachchan would be his lowliness. At whatever point you send him a message to wish him on his birthday or some other event, he reacts with the kindest and best of words. It just fills your heart with joy.
What are your fondest recollections of working with him?
We cooperated in ‘Mahaan’. We were going for some battle groupings in Delhi during winters. Mr Bachchan came to realize that I am from Delhi so he inquired as to whether I can get a home-prepared dinner for him as he is exhausted of eating outside food. I guaranteed him to get some the following day. I returned home and told my mom that Amitabh Bachchan needed to eat some home-prepared dinners. As Big B is veggie lover, my mom cooked sarson ka saag, paneer ki sabji and makki ki roti for him. My sibling got the tiffin on the set for us. During noon, Mr Bachchan sat in a corner and began eating. In a matter of moments, he completed around 5-6 makki roti with saag and paneer ki sabji. After the supper, he expressed gratitude toward me by saying that he ate a home-prepared feast after quite a while and he delighted in it completely.
I flew back to Mumbai that night and later I got a call from the chief asking me what I offered him to eat as he had fallen wiped out. The shooting got dropped the following day due to his evil wellbeing. I felt extremely regretful. I called him and apologized. Large B disclosed to me that it was not my food by the amount he ate made him debilitated and that I had no motivation to be blameworthy. I am happy to such an extent that he took it from a lighter perspective and had the option to chuckle about it later. This is one occurrence that I will consistently recollect.
The last time I met him was at his Diwali party a year ago. I was exceptionally glad at the gathering. It was likewise there that I met Rishi Kapoor once and for all. We met, embraced and worked our hearts out with one another. Chintu ji is exceptionally near my heart. I didn’t realize that it was the last time I would meet him.
One message you might want to give him on his birthday this year.
I love Amitabh Bachchan. I ask that his tradition and he live long. He is an extraordinary actor and an incredible individual. I wish him an exceptionally cheerful birthday!