News|June 3, 2010 10:51 pm

Bollywood Sher, Amitabh Bachchan Meets Jungle Sher

Amitabh Bachchan, who has been recently honored as Ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, was there in Gujarat to shoot for campaign to promote Gujarat Tourism in Kutch. The Bollywood, ‘Sher’ was lucky enough to meet with Jungle ‘Sher” in Gir sanctuary, where he is shooting for a campaign.

An excited Amitabh tweeted on his Twitter account,

“A 5 a.m. call and what a call…into the forest and within a few hours, a miracle, eight to nine 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.”

He also wore traditional Kutchi-Rajasthani attire that was referenced from Shah Rukh Khan’s (SRK’s) look in Paheli. Bachchan tweeted,

“Dressed up as the typical ‘Kutch I’, everyone loved it. Reference for my dress was SRK’s look in the film Paheli… Shah Rukh you reading?”

Amitabh has been exploring Gujarat for some time and can’t stop raving about the culture and beauty of India. He posted on his blog,

“What a magnificent country we own. And it is only when you visit these places yourself do you realise that it’s not just the greatness of the domain that makes this land so wonderful and blessed, it is the man on the street, the commoner that gives this nation its strength and its glory.”