- Kunal Guha | Flickipedia – Thu 7 Oct, 2010 9:37 AM IST
Says Amitabh Bachchan who’s cool, composed yet petrified about how the audience would react to the latest version of his show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 2010'
Excerpts from the interview:
Firstly, what keeps you ticking at your age?
I am almost 70 now. The body gets tired if I’m just sitting around. So one should keep doing something always. Pt Jawarharlal Nehru had once said, that when he used to leave for his election campaign, he would leave at five in the morning and return only at one in the night, completely exhausted. Then someone had asked him how he manages to keep going even after having had such a tiresome day. His reply was, ‘When I am in the company of an audience that cheers for me and I hear them applaud and scream for me, I get the energy to go on.' I similarly draw energy to go on when I am cheered by the public. So you can say that the euphoria of my audience keeps me ticking.
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