The crew of one of Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming project hit a wrong chord with the actor, when Big B arrived on the sets of the project, complete with routine make-up at 4 am, only to meet an unprepared crew.
The actor, who is known for his professionalism and punctuality, expressed his annoyance on his blog.
“There is a sadistic pleasure in getting up for work at 4 am and reporting on location with heavy make up routine, on time .. to find … well .. better unsaid than said .. It lends itself to a sense of labor and work ethic that is so essential in any profession .. ours more importantly, where it is a considered given, perhaps even if the phraseology often used calls it ‘fashionably late’ .. Why would it be ‘fashionable’ to be late ? I guess for a celebrity it would be a considered routine – build anxiety, expectation and notice, for when you do arrive at an un appointed hour, all gaze and attention would be drawn towards you .. which I would imagine is what celebrities crave for in any case ..”
The 72-year-old actor is simultaneously shooting for Anurag Kshyap’s TV series Yudh, whose first look was launched during the IPL 7 finale on June 1 and R Balki’s film ‘Shamitabh’.
‘Shamitabh’ also stars national award winning actor Dhanush and Kamaal Haasan’s daughter Akshara.
He said, “It needs more than just professionalism to honour commitment .. I do not know where it comes from in others .. for me it just comes.”
Amitabh Bachchan, who is hardly never not on time also said that celebrities should not take their fame, success and stardom for granted.
“What most forget or perhaps have never allowed for introspection, is the fact that attention has limited ‘lasts’, particularly so for those in the professions of film and sports .. up there one day and forgotten the next .. so what happens to the desire for committed attention, so arduously worked on during days of celebrity and value!”
He also posted, “All attention no matter how vast and intense, shall have limitations. It is wise and prudent at times to consider this during the times of time. The greatest attention seekers in the universe have faced reversals. Not all though have had the courage to accept it .. it is imperative that you do. Or at least have the strength to do so. Do not gloat in the presence of success and achievement. They are temporary and limited. One wishes that they survive to endless limits, but one also wishes that they be considered wishes .. I try to ..”