The usually calm, composed and diplomatic Amitabh Bachchan, seen as a pro at doling out interviews, seemed a tad bit on the edge during his visit to Delhi on Tuesday night. Short with journalists, correcting them for the slightest mistakes, Bachchan was taking his role as the Bigg Boss Season III host a bit seriously. When someone referred to him as a 66-year-old, he pointed out, “I’m stepping into 68 in a couple of days.”
Asked if he was reinventing himself with his roles, the actor who was sporting a Nikhil Shantanu design, quipped, “I don’t know what reinvent means, I’m still the same person. The type of roles I’m getting are because of my age — I can’t be playing a lover boy anymore.”
Bachchan’s annoyance became evident when asked about any unfulfilled wishes. “I must have done over 400 interviews over the past two days. Thirty six people asked me this question yesterday and I couldn’t answer even one. I wish this film (Aladin) works aur mujhe is press conference se mukti mile,” he said.
Referring to Bigg Boss, the actor said that his friends and family were apprehensive about him taking up a show known for its controversial content. But controversies, he said, are a part of his life. “If I sneeze, it’s a controversy, if I don’t, it’s a controversy. It’s a way of life for me.”
Asked if he had any confession to make, he retorted, “Confess? Main aapko kyon karoonga bhai sahab? I’m not in the Bigg Boss house and you guys are the media. Mujhe confess karke maar khaani hai kya?”