Everyone comes across embarrassing moments in their life at least once and celebrities are no exception to it. Cricketing legend ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar too had one such incident to share. On the occasion of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday, Tendulkar shared an embarrassing incident between the two, which involved his son, Arjun.
“Arjun was only a year-and-a-half old then. We were shooting a commercial and in between shots, Arjun was sitting on our laps. Arjun was having an orange and after finishing it, he coolly wiped his hands on Mr. Bachchan’s kurta. I didn’t know where to look. I was so embarrassed,” Tendulkar shared this embarrassing incident.
Sachin, a huge fan of ‘BigB’ said that watching Amitabh’s films has become an obsession for him since childhood as he admires him deeply. Tendulkar said that though initially he was taken away by Amitabh’s fights, gradually he tried to understand the difficulty faced by the actor in enacting varied roles.
“When I was very young, I watched his movies just for the sake of watching them. At that stage, what perhaps drew me was the action part. At different stages of life, you admire the same thing for different reasons. As you grow older, you realize how difficult it must have been for Amitji to enact those roles. Later on, of course, I saw him doing everything — be it emotional, aggressive, tragic or romantic [roles],” Tendulkar said.
“His passion for the job, his longevity. To me, he appears tireless. The number of times he has reinvented himself is just awesome. What strikes me most is that Mr. Bachchan is a happy man. But when it comes to work, he is still so hungry — still hungry to make a mark, still hungry to prove he is the best, still hungry to set standards for others. Even at 75, he has so much to offer. For me, that is the hallmark of a genius,” Tendulkar added.