Thursday, June 10, 2010

Food for thought.

Screen Correspondent, Screen correspondent Posted: Jun 11, 2010 at 1505 hrs IST
Great moments
The Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, was delighted to have a close rendezvous with the king of the jungle at the Gir Lion Sanctuary, where he is shooting a commercial for Gujarat Tourism. “I got a 5 am call - and what a call! Into the forest and within a few hours, a miracle, we saw 8-9 of them, an entire pride of lions! Unbelievable. The lions walked past me just five feet away. Amazing! Male, female and cubs, walked straight up to me, looked and went by!!(sic),” wrote Bachchan on his Twitter page.
The 67-year-old actor has described his search for lions on his blog, posting photos of them as well as himself, dressed in a blue shirt and grey pants, with a jute hat completing his safari look. “There they were .. three females ..” he wrote.
Amitabh Bachchan even visited his father Harivanshrai Bachchan's sand image carved next to his image in Mandvi, Gujarat. He even visited the Somnath Temple, clad in a white dhoti-kurta, as part of the final leg of his Gujarat Tourism campaign, took part in the morning aarti and offered prayers to Lord Shiva