Bhopal gears up to welcome Big B

Feb 13, 2013, 08:50 IST | Asira Tarannum

Bhopal's son-in-law Amitabh Bachchan to be back to the city after 2 years for the shoot of 'Satyagraha'

Popularly called the famous son-in-law of Bhopal, Amitabh Bachchan’s arrival in the city is being awaited with bated breath.

Our sources say that the actor, who will be shooting for Prakash Jha’s next in the city of lakes, is expected to receive a rousing welcome. The heritage hotel that will host Big B is being given a special touch and an exclusive menu has been designed keeping his personal taste in mind.

A source says, “Bachchanji is returning to Bhopal after two years. His wife Jaya’s family resides in the city. He will stay at the heritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace Hotel and its Gauhar Taj suite is being renovated.”

The entire décor of the suite, where AB will be staying from this month onwards to April, has been designed keeping in mind the royal heritage of the city.

According to the general manager of the hotel Amit Singh, the suite has been furnished with carpets made from New Zealand wool. Designer lamps and heritage paintings have been fitted.

Singh says, “He is a very simple and non-interfering guest and we all are waiting for him to finally arrive.”

According to a source from the city, on his last visit to the hotel Big B had made some suggestions that have been duly followed. “There is a separate high-speed Internet connection as he likes blogging and surfing the net,” adds the source.

Insiders at the hotel say Big B enjoys staying there so much that he even recalls the name of every member of the staff.

Food for thought
When AB had visited the hotel last, Chef Ziyad was put in-charge of his meals. And this time too, the chef will take over the responsibility of looking after the guest.

Our source says, “Big B likes curd with every meal along with paneer tikka, cheese chilly toast, aloo gobi and bhindi ki sabzi. He is a pure vegetarian and likes sprouted salads. He eats very less at night.”  

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