While researchers might still be busy figuring out the origin of the “selfie”, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has found out the first selfie ever taken, though without a camera.
Big B took to Twitter to post a picture that shows him frowning on the receiver equipment of the landline phone that in a way looks like him posing for a selfie.
T 1899 – Who say’s ‘selfies’ are a modern day phenomena ??!! I did them in the 1980’s .. LOOK …. !! pic.twitter.com/A77ACRFglX
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 16, 2015
The scene is taken from one of Amitabh Bachchan’s movies in the 1980’s. While the tweet certainly showcases Big B’s sense of humour, the original idea isn’t his. But Amitabh Bachchan is Amitabh Bachchan and he tweeted again to thank the Twitter user behind this ‘original’ and ‘funny’ concept, though on some insistence by the user.
T 1900 – Thank you @Being_Humor for the tweet idea on my ‘selfie’ of the 80’s .. someone sent me the picture .. its so original and funny !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 17, 2015
That’s some humility, Big B.