Big B gets emotional on ‘Unforgettable’ UK tour

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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan got a standing ovation by a 20,000 strong audience in the UK, as he recited in his inimitable baritone dialogues from all time hits like ‘Deewar’ and ‘Agnipath’ as part of the star studded ‘Unforgettable’ Show.

Bachchan became emotional while delivering dialogues from Deewar -- in which he plays the role of an agnostic role who asks God to save the life of his mother -- and said: “Whenever I do the scene I get emotional about my mother whom I lost last year.” Besides the three-hour long glitz, glamour of Bollywood songs and dance sequences, performed last night, Bachchan read out some of the poems from Agnipath (Path of Fire), penned by his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

The show also had star attractions like Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Ritesh Deshmukh, Shilpa Shetty and music directors Vishal and Shekhar, assisted by a cast of 130 stage artists, who kept the crowd spell bound with their scintillating performances.

The show partners with TERI project to light a billion homes across the globe.

“We (Unforgettable Show) have decided to light 1 billion houses (in the world). About 1.6 billion people in the world do not have electricity.

The Lighting a Billion lives campaign provides solar lanterns to people living in villages that don’t have electricity,” Jaya Bachchan, said.

The event promoted by India’s Wizcraft International Entertainment, which marks Bachchans comeback to the stage after a gap of almost 20 years, will have its final event at Rotherdam in Netherlands on Aug 29.

They have already performed in Toronto, Trinidad, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, New Jersey, Chicago and New York.

  • PTI

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