'We'd welcome a project that stars all of us'
The idea of working together with his family members excites Amitabh Bachchan and the legendary actor says he would welcome such an offer.Updated: Jul 14, 2007 16:54 IST
The idea of working together with his family members excites Amitabh Bachchan and the legendary actor says he would welcome such an offer.
Currently, he is looking forward to the world concert titled The Unforgettable with Abhishek and Aishwarya, which is going to start in April next year.
Last month the British Academy of Film & Teleivision Arts (BAFTA) honoured him and the legendary actor, who was given honorary lifetime member of BAFTA, says the recognition is an acknowledgement of the Indian film industry.
How was the BAFTA experience? Another unique honour for you...
I feel very deeply humbled and honoured. My recognition is really an acknowledgement of the Indian film industry, and indeed India. It feels wonderful to see so much attention being given to our country. There was a retrospective of my films (Sholay, Black, Silsila, Eklavya: The Royal Guard and Nishabd) and some documentaries (Everlasting Light and Follow That Star) about me made by prominent people.
I had to interact with the public over two evenings. Clips of my work were shown as a reference alongside on the screen. The Chairman of BAFTA ended the event by announcing me as an honorary lifetime member of BAFTA. I felt really proud to be a small part of the Indian film fraternity, receiving this distinction.
Plans for the world concert featuring you with Abhishek and Aishwarya have been finalised?
Yes, we hope to be in action next year around April and cover many countries. The tour is called 'The Unforgettable'. It'll be exciting to accompany such a young and energetic group of youngsters. The joy of having Abhishek and Aishwarya along is the added excitement. The tour is expected to take us to all-important countries in the world as well as internally in India too.
Some additions to the cast are in planning and soon should be finalised. I feel a lot of nostalgia and anxiety within me as I take this on after several years. The scale of the event and the enthusiasm of the producers and cast will, I hope, help us in putting across a memorable experience.
Would you like to do a project where all four of you feature together?
You mean Jaya, Abhishek, Aishwarya and myself? Yes, we would welcome a project that involves all of us actively. We hear a lot of talk amongst makers for such projects.
You've just returned from this trip to England covering the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Yorkshire, Leeds and London. How has it been for you?
It's been wonderful. The family has been together. IIFA has been the best and the biggest Bollywood event since inception. It is such a joy for me to see the entire industry together in one place, entertaining, working and interacting with each other. The love and enthusiasm of the Yorkshire people, the respect and dignity with which they treated us was all so memorable.
First Published: Jul 14, 2007 15:46 IST