Amitabh Bachchan pays tribute to Nelson Mandela who would have turned 100 on Wednesday.
The 75-year-old Bollywood legend described Mandela as a “humble caring down to earth personality” and disclosed that he visited his cell in Robben Island prison in South Africa. Amitabh tweeted: “Nelson Mandela DAY .. 100th birth anniversary .. !! Had my greatest honour to meet him in SoAfrica on two momentous occasions ! A humble caring down to earth personality .. visited his cell in Robben Island prison .. historic visit!”
“On one occasion, he (Mandela) saw me across a street at a common event and waved to me and said -“I hope you remember me” !! amazing humility and grace,” he added on his experience with the former President of South Africa.
Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Bachchan recently shared screen in a Kalyan Jewellers commercial, which featured the veteran actor as an old man who has come to return a pension that was not written in his name and was accompanied by his daughter, played by Shweta. Amitabh posted the commercial on his Twitter handle with a post that read, “Emotional moment for me .. tears welling up every time I see it .. daughters are the BEST !!”
T 2870 – Emotional moment for me .. tears welling up every time I see it .. daughters are the BEST !! pic.twitter.com/7Jes2GDPBo
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 17, 2018
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