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THE GREAT GATSBY: Amitabh Bachchan more popular than Leonardo in NYC
May 3, 2013 01:05:04 PM IST By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with his better half Jaya Bachchan was recently in NYC, US to attend the grand Red Carpet of his Hollywood film THE GREAT GATSBY starring Leonardo Di Caprio alongside, helmed by Baz Luhrmann.
Big B was overwhelmed seeing the fans going berserk. He got emotional seeing the fans shouting aloud, cheering for him and carrying his huge banners. But what surprised the US media, who were there to cover the gala event, and Big B that it wasn't Leonardo, for whom the audiences were screaming with enthusiasm but Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
An elated Amitabh Bachchan shared on his micro-blogging site after attending the premiere, ''Back from TGG premiere and has to be said ..THE Ef WAS THE MAIN ATTRACTION ..SIMPLY SUPERB ! American media, fans, security in shock Thank you my Ef, and thank you to those that cheered their lungs out !! US media thought Leonardo had come, when noise went up ..
''The fans, the Ef that crowded the stands were absolutely fantastic .. Had it not been for you, no one would have even noticed me !! OK ! getting emotional the red carpet and seeing all the banners and the cheering from fans,'' he added.
Big B even expressed his gratitude towards the fans, who cheered for him on the streets of NYC. ''Your sincerity and love...awesome I really have no words to express my gratitude to all of you that cheered in virtual world, and on the streets of NYC.. indebted !!''
Though Big B is back in town, he is still reeling with emotive presence of the frenzied fans and reactions that he received at GATSBY Premiere.
''Still reeling with the emotive presence of all the Ef at 'Gatsby' .. your screams of joy shocked and surprised US Tv anchors .. Much being written and said in glowing terms of the reactions at 'Gatsby' premiere towards a certain 70 yr old ... a humbling moment But truly ..the voices of appreciation at the premiere are reflective of the 'Voices of a Nation', whose presence now most evident !,'' Big B wrote
Indeed Amitabh Bachchan's craze is beyond boundaries!