"The show must go on"- Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, who is grieving the recent deaths of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, took to social media to offer some solace to others coming to grips with the loss of the two celebrated actors.
The 77-year-old star tweeted a rather funny clip on from his movie 'Amar Akbar Anthony' and wrote: "Here is the video ... the time to be positive ... time to bring the Grinning face with smiling eyes back .. time for the adage 'the show must go on' !!!"
In the two-minute and 19-second long video from the movie, the actor is seen delivering the dialogues looking himself at the mirror, in a drunk state.
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'Van Gogh’s final words were: this sadness will last forever. la tristesse durera toujours ..’ mailed to me by dear friend Siddharth across the street .. ! .. grief will never leave us .. but time to be positive .. time to bring the 😁 back .. time for the adage ‘the show must go on’ .. Scene shot for AmarAkbarAnthony at RK Studios fl 3 , ManMohan Desai director .. we were shooting 2 films simultaneously .. PARVARISH and AAA .. both in RK Studios .. first on fl 1, a climax action with Vinod , Amjad and me .. and this scene with me on fl 3 .. Man ji said to me, you rehearse this mirror scene ‘main zara us floor pe shot lekar aata hoon’ .. but when he came back I had already done the scene and shot it with the ASST., .. a basic idea given by Kader Bhai .. rest is all impromptu , ad lib , one take .. !! When Man ji came back to this set he was surprised that his asst., Anil Nagrath and I had done it .. he commented ‘ aye, barabar kiya hai na scene .. thok to nahi diya ..’ !! Man ji finally saw the scene a month later - it used to take time to process develop the print in those times .. he saw it at the mini trial theatre at Ranjit Studios, where we were shooting the climax of AAA .. after seeing it we sat on the steps of the Office in the Studio and he said to me .. ‘Lalla ! you are going to work in every film of mine that I make, until you say NO’ !!! Those were the days !!!
Not only the funny movie clip, but Big B has also tried to bring a smile on the face of his followers with another post on Instagram.
The written statement read: "Yesterday I wore something from five years ago and it actually fit! So proud of myself. It was a scarf. But still, let's be positive here!" the Big B quipped.
The 'Sholay' actor like many other Bollywood stars expressed his grief after Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.
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एक वृध लोकप्रिय जानी मानी हस्ती की मृत्यु vs एक जवान लोकप्रिय जानी मानी हस्ती की मृत्यु ; हमें जवान की मृत्यु का दुःख दर्द ज़्यादा , क्यूँ लगता है ; शोक की घड़ी ज़्यादा भारी क्यूँ लगती है ; दोनों ही अपनी अपनी जगह , क़ायम प्रचलित , लोकप्रिय , जानि मानी हस्तियाँ , फिर एक का शोक दूसरे से ज़्यादा गम्भीर क्यूँ लगता है । क्यूँकि , जो जवान था उसकी गुंजाइश की मृत्यु हो गई ; जो उससे सम्भावनाएँ बन सकतीं थीं , वो समाप्त हो गयीं । The death of an elder celebrity vs death of a younger .. the grief of the latter more intense than that of the former .. why ..? The younger more tragic Why the loss of the young seems more tragic than that of the older .. Because you lament the loss of opportunity in the latter .. unrealised possibilities
Bachchan had shared screen space with Khan in the critically acclaimed movie 'Piku'.
Rishi Kapoor was, on the other hand, his long time friend and co-star. The duo, who ruled the 80s with unmatched energy on the big screens, giving blockbusters like 'Amar Akbar Anthony,' 'Naseeb' among others.