I know people call me a false modest person: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels there are a lot of people who find him falsely modest, but he makes no bones about it saying that even though there are new faces in his upcoming film “Pink”, they will catch the audience’s attention with their “exceptional” work.

“As an actor, I have been in this line for 45 years. Most of them (actors in ‘Pink’) are new faces in this film and you have not seen them before. But once you see the film, you will not see me you will only see them,” the 73-year-old said at the film’s trailer launch here.

“It’s exceptional work that they have done, and I say this from the bottom of my heart. I am not being modest. I know a lot of people call me a false modest person, but this is the honest truth,” he said.

The movie, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary, also features Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang in key roles.

“I have never worked with such an exceptional actors. They are so committed. You cannot believe the kind of performance they have given. They are so natural and it’s an inspiration for me,” he added.

“Pink” is a film set in Delhi, and stars Amitabh as a lawyer. The trailer suggests it is an unconventional thriller.

How does producer Shoojit Sircar plan to promote it?

“I feel after watching the trailer, people decide whether to watch the film or not. I have done this many a times. This film doesn’t have song and dance or an item number to promote.
“All my films are purely content and character driven. There are songs… and we are introducing a singer from Pakistan. So you all will get to hear her.”