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Monday, Sep 16, 2019

Pamela Singh Bhutoria: When Amitabh Bachchan is around, you can’t look anywhere else

Bollywood actor Pamela Singh Bhutoria shares her experience of shooting an ad with Amitabh Bachchan, the things she has learnt from the veteran actor, and why all her friends and family members want to give her a hug now.

bollywood Updated: Aug 30, 2018 18:30 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Pamela Singh Bhutoria was seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.
Pamela Singh Bhutoria was seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.

Working with Amitabh Bachchan is a big deal for anybody in showbiz, and for newbie model-turned-actor Pamela Singh Bhutoria, it was “a huge thing”. Having been featured with Bachchan senior in an ad, Pamela says that she’ll always cherish the experience she had while shooting it.

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“As a nation, we’re hopelessly in love with Amitabh Bachchan, [and] we all respect him, too… So, getting to work with him was itself a huge thing for me. He’s seen hugging me in the ad, and the moment it went on air, my friends and family have been telling me, ‘Let’s hug you, after all Amitabh Bachchan has done the same,’” laughs Pamela, known for her Bollywood films such as Kahaani (2012) and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.


From the time she reached the sets till the time the shooting ended, she’d observe Big B, shares Pamela. And it wasn’t just fan love, but learning by watching the veteran actor.

“I was excited and nervous, but at the same time, my whole intention was to observe him closely,” she says. “After all, I’m going to be carrying this lesson all my life. When he is around, you can’t look anywhere else. He is humorous, charming… I can go on and on… There was this young boy on the sets and he’d make sure [the child] got an ice-cream. He’d often be seen chit-chatting with [the boy]. The most beautiful part of this man is that he — even though who he is — while giving suggestions to the director or DOP, would be so humble,” adds Pamela, who’s currently taking acting lessons to brush up her skills.

The young actor, it seems, can’t get over the fact that Bachchan senior gave her cues during the shoot. “It’s unimaginable how he’s always the best version of himself all the time. Such people aren’t born every day. They’re born once in a zillion years. He still rehearses his lines and he’ll [say] his lines in different ways… You can’t find any flaws in that man; he’s just mind-blowing,” says Pamela.

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First Published: Aug 30, 2018 18:29 IST