A live Q and A with Mr. Bachchan at the TBIP Launch

At the launch of TBIP Amitabh Bachchan spoke to Pragya Tiwari on the upcoming centenary of Indian cinema and his journey with it. He also answered questions sent to him by eminent writers, film personalities and artists like William Dalrymple, Namita Gokhale, Sujoy Ghosh, Manoj Bajpai, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Jitish Kallat, Amit Trivedi and Rituparno Ghosh.

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spookseo
spookseo

I am pleased to see Amitabh Bachchan on the big Indian picture. I quite formal interview and Mr. Amitabh answered all questions very well except some little misunderstandings due to lack of knowledge. I hope TBIL invite Ranbir Singh and Anushka Sharma someday.

Deadlifts
Deadlifts

Great Q & A! Really enjoyed it!

southernexoticholidys
southernexoticholidys

I am completely impressed with how nicely you represented this particular material.

Sharada Annamaraju
Sharada Annamaraju

Wonderful Q & A. And here's wishing TBIP the best in its onward journey.

 

However, am unsure and not entirely amenable to Bachchan's answer that it is "lack of education" which has ensured bad scripts. The same opportunities and education are also accessible to literary writers. I presume, the heavy level of commerce involved in the industry definitely leaves a mark on the kind of scripts receiving attention from directors and producers. There are supposed to be enough stellar scripts floating around in all the regional film industries as well as in Bollywood. It is always the dominant group, the camps and cliques which determine what rises to the top, based on an extrapolation of "what the audience expects", but is in fact agenda setting. I believe the same holds true for the fall of Indian television, where once, some of our best actors in the Industry today came from. 

Amitabh Bachchan on Indian Cinema at the TBIP Launch

Interview
October 2012