Amitabh Bachchan wants to be Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif’s hero. So he sent this job application
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Amitabh Bachchan wants to be Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif’s hero. So he sent this job application

Amitabh Bachchan can guarantee one thing – if Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif work with him, they will never face a height problem.

bollywood Updated: Feb 18, 2018 11:06 IST
Amitabh Bachchan,Deepika Padukone,Katrina Kaif
If Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif are tired of vertically challenged male leads, Amitabh Bachchan is the solution.

Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif have a problem and Amitabh Bachchan has just the solution – and rest assured, your Sunday is likely to become so much better thanks to it. Taking to Twitter late on Saturday night, Bachchan – fondly called Big B by his fans – shared a job application. Here is what his job application said, “Job Application : Amitabh Bachchan DOB 11.10.1942 .. age 76 .. 49 yrs experience in films .. approx 200 films acted .. speaks Hindi .. HEIGHT 6’2’’ .. available .. You shall never have height problem !!”

It was Bachchan’s witty take on an article that said that tall actors like Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif have an issue working with actors such as Aamir Khan and Shahid Kapoor who are shorter than them. Thanks to the well entrenched gender roles, female actors are supposed to appear shorter than the male leads. Deepika, who is much taller than Kapoor, faced this problem in Padmaavat and the same issue was being faced by Katrina and Aamir in Thugs of Hindostan, the article said.

Bachchan, who also stars in Thugs of Hindostan, found a solution and a hilarious one. The actor has often spoken about how his height was an impediment when he started working in the Hindi film industry. “Too thin and too tall,” is how filmmakers dismissed him when Bachchan was trying to make his debut in the industry. Then Saat Hindustani happened, followed by a string if flops till India found the true mettle of this actor. Now, 49 years later, he stays the tallest star of the industry – literally and figuratively.

Now, we are waiting for what Katrina and Deepika have to say about this solution to their height woes.

Deepika has worked with Bachchan in Piku while Katrina is appearing with him in Thugs of Hindostan. The film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Aamir Khan.

On the work front, Big B was recently seen in a guest appearance in Pad Man. The actor will be starring in Brahmastra alongside Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. The film is directed by Ayan Mukerji and is slated to release on August 15, 2019. He will be soon seen in Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out.

First Published: Feb 18, 2018 09:58 IST