Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan says he is in awe of the current generation of actors like Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao who have honed their craft to such a level that even he gets scared while working with them. Bachchan was speaking at the launch of the 10th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. The popular game show will start airing on Sony from 3 September. 

Bachchan said while he is still trying to fine-tune his craft, young actors come prepared on sets.

“The new generation of actors like Alia, Anushka, Deepika, they are such capable actors, you get scared while working with them, kha hee jayenge. They are so brilliant.

“We took years and years and are still trying to fine-tune our craft but these people, they come the first day on the set and know exactly what they are doing. They are so confident, mature,” Bachchan said.

The 75-year-old actor said he considers himself fortunate to have worked with two generations of actors.

“Look at Sushant, Varun, Rajkummar Rao and Kartik Aaryan. I get so obsessed that I write to them and send flowers when I watch their performance.

“I am fortunate that I’ve been able to live through the period where I saw Meena ji, Nutan ji, Waheeda ji and now I’m getting an opportunity to work with actors like Alia and Ranbir… It’s just unbelievable,” he added.

Bachchan was speaking at the launch of the 10th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. The popular game show will start airing on Sony from 3 September.

It’s is not uncommon of Amitabh Bachchan to send flowers along with a note of appreciation to the actors whose work impresses him. Actor Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone received one each after Padmaavat while Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao got her note after she featured in Bareilly Ki Barfi. Speaking about sending the appreciation notes, Big B said: “I get so obsessed that I write to them and send flowers when I watch their performance.”

Apart from Kaun Banega Crorepati 10 and Brahmastra, Amitabh Bachchan is awaiting the release of Thugs Of Hindostan, co-starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.