No doubt Amitabh Bachchan has been a major influential figure in the world Hindi cinema for over four decades now. The superstar has been involved in many ad campaigns and brand endorsements and is well known for his lavish ways of living! As much as people love him as an actor, they also love him for the star quotient he has developed, and he is now a brand in himself!
Where on one hand Big B is perceived as a money minded performer, there have been instances when Bachchan has refused a good sum of money for his own work. Let us take back you to the time when Shah Rukh Khan’s film ‘Paheli’ was being shot. Remember, Big B had made a guest appearance in the film?
For this cameo performance, Shah Rukh Khan reportedly had to pay Rs 1 crore to Bachchan. By mistake SRK gave an unsigned cheque to Big B. The superstar later sent the same cheque to SRK with a hand-written note saying that he hadn’t acted in the movie for money.
He further wrote in the note saying that one should never make the mistake of issuing an unsigned cheque.
“He gave me an envelope and flowers after the shoot and I thought it contained a thank you note. On reaching home, I found the cheque. I did the cameo role for emotional reasons, and emotions cannot be evaluated so I returned it back to him. I also noticed that it wasn’t signed and brought it to his notice.” Bachchan once said as per a report.
He further stated:
“Actors do this all the time (not accepting money) for special reasons. It’s not the first time with me.”
Now that’s what we call a kind gesture. This incident also proves that Bachchan is one gentleman with a kind heart and has earned respect not only for his work in the industry but for the incredible human being he is.