Karan Johar moved Amitabh to tears

Jun 10, 2008 NR

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan was moved to tears when noted director and family friend Karan Johar praised his performance in "Sarkar Raj" during the premiere held at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Bangkok.

"When he (Karan) came out of the theatre after the premiere he said something that moved me to tears. He bent down and touched my feet and then said, 'I just want to remain here at your feet after seeing your performance.'

"I quickly pulled him up, as I always do and embraced him for long," Amitabh wrote in his latest blog entry.

The actor was quite impressed when Karan expressed his appreciation for a technical aspect in a certain scene that featured Amitabh in "Sarkar Raj".

"While he held me, he whispered in my ear the appreciation of one technical point in the film which I thought no one would ever notice, my scene in front of the photograph of Abhishek," he stated.

"Karan has always shown great respect to both Jaya and me, by touching our feet in greeting. This has been very embarrassing for us. But not for him.

"Irrespective of where we are, he has always maintained that most traditional and endearing gesture, an indicator of his wonderful and cultured upbringing," Amitabh wrote in appreciation of Karan.

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