Actor Amitabh Bachchan and author and columnist Shobhaa De shared the same platform at the inauguration of the her husband Dilip De’s digital art work exhibition titled ‘Celebration of Love’.
It was interesting to see both the celebrities together. It was not too long ago that Amitabh indirectly referred to a comment by De about the Indian Olympians taking part in the Rio Games.
Amitabh had responded to Shobhaa’s tweet by writing, “India Rio, PROUD of YOU !! Do not dismay failure .. to them that lament loss, look around .. any of our neighbours seen anywhere ??”
Shobhaa had earlier tweeted, “Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.”
Amitabh recollected a time when he decided to meet Shobhaa and ask for her forgiveness when Shobhaa was an editor of a film magazine.
Narrating the incident, Bachchan said, “When I came into the film industry I was being thrashed by Shobhaa in the print media. So I decided to meet her and perhaps ask for forgiveness and she very kindly gave me an invitation to her home.”
The megastar was also pleasantly surprised to see the digital artwork drawn by her husband using a Samsung mobile phone.
Said Bachchan, “What has really amazed me is the fact that this exhibition that we are all here for has been done on a mobile phone and that is absolutely remarkable. I have suddenly developed a lot of respect for my Samsung phone.” – CINEWS