The great actor Amitabh Bachchan (the “Big B”) starred in many of the best Bollywood films produced in India during the ’70s and he has millions of devoted fans all over the world. There is probably no actor more loved and respected in India and since I love Amitabh too, I couldn’t resist sharing this bit of news from MSN Entertainment.
Recently one of Amitabh Bachchan’s fans by the name of Jitendra Shivhare penned a Sanskrit poem on a 101-metre-long scroll of paper as an “invocation to the Bollywood actor whom he treats as a god.”
“Amitabh is my God
and I am his priest.
Whenever I land in any trouble,
I always remember him to get out of it.”
– excerpt from the poem by Jitendra Shivhare
Jitendra Shivhare titled his creation Bachchan Mahakavya and he is currently pursuing a BA in Sanskrit from Devi Ahilyabai Vishwa Vidyalaya University in India.
All hail the great Big B! Sign me up for the church of Amitabh. That’s a religion I could get behind.
A scene from one of my favorite Amitabh Bachchan film’s Don (1978)