Amitabh Bachchan: I spent wonderful time with Christopher Lee

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2015 14:05 IST

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has recalled the "wonderful" moment he shared with Hollywood legend Christopher Lee in South Africa. The Hollywood legend died on Thursday, he was 93.

Lee is famous for his iconic roles in films such as Lord of the Rings, James Bond, Jinnah and Dracula films. Bachchan, 72, who met the veteran actor during his stint as a jury for Miss World pageant, said Lee was a great company.

"Some years ago I was invited to be on the Jury for the Miss World Contest, in South Africa, soon after the year after our own Miss World debacle in ABCL. Sir Christopher Lee was on the panel of judges with us, and I remember the wonderful time spent with him during the contest. He was a great company... Played a few rounds of golf with him during the off moments, a proficient golfer with a handsome handicap...," the Piku star wrote on his blog.

Bachchan said he missed the chance of meeting the Lord of the Rings star again when he travelled to India in to shoot for Jinnah biopic, released in 1998.

"A few years later I got a note from him that he was on his way to India to film... A chapter in the history of pre-independent India... He was playing Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan. I was travelling and could not respond to him ... Sad that I missed his company and the opportunity to host him here in Mumbai... And today he has left this world... Prayers and peace in condolence!!," he added.

Lee, 93, died on June 7 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure in a London hospital. However, the Bitish media reported the news yesterday as the actor's wife wished to inform the family members first.

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