The word ‘indefatigable’ seems to have been invented for the Big B. It therefore comes as no surprise to know that this ageless icon gave a full-length interview in Punjabi for a Punjabi-language channel.
This, without slipping up or faltering for even one syllable of his rat-a-tat live chat in language that is his mother-tongue, but not quite the means of communication in his everyday conversation.
While the Big B modestly brushed off the endeavour as part of a day’s work Prakash Jha still continues to be in a state of shock after what he witnessed. “It was amazing. Amitji and I have been going around doing joint interviews to every medium including regional-language television channels.
When we were asked to do an interview for ETC Punjabi I made it very clear that we’d be answering the Punjabi questions in Hindi. To my amazement Amitji broke into fluent Punjabi and answered every question in that language,” says Jha. For those who came in late, the Big B’s mother Teji Bachchan was a Sikh.