May 5, 2014 3:03:27 PM IST By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
The well-known character actor Gulshan Grover has a serious Amitabh Bachchan phobia. He talked about it at an event held to reveal the first look of the film LEADER produced by Deepak Sawant, Big B's make-up man turned a successful Bhojpuri and regional film producer. The film is the dubbed version of his earlier Bhojpuri and Marathi (dubbed) film. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, Nirahua, Pakhi Hegde, and others. The star cast and the crew of the film, including Big B, attended the event that was held at a Mumbai suburban hotel.
Gulshan Grover had to nearly run to the venue to ensure his presence at the appointed hour. His car was caught in a serious Sunday evening traffic jam at Juhu, a Mumbai suburb. It's common for film stars to arrive late for such events. So what was it that made him do the unusual thing? The Amitabh Bachchan made all the difference. Gulshan knows Big B's penchant to be punctual in whatever he does. He also respects Big B and dreaded the thought that he would have to wait for him. Though Gulshan was in time, the bad traffic took a toll of Big B's schedule and the event was slightly delayed.
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)