Maniesh Paul regrets not being able to touch Amitabh Bachchan's feet in his recent meeting

Updated: 21 October, 2020 10:45 IST | The Hitlist Team | Mumbai

In the current scenario, he was unable to do so due to physical distancing. Paul was meeting his screen idol after a long gap. In 2014, he had co-hosted an episode of KBC with the Big B.

Amitabh Bachchan and Maniesh Paul
Amitabh Bachchan and Maniesh Paul

Maniesh Paul found himself shooting for an online show at Film City in the vicinity of Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati set. He could not miss the opportunity to meet Big B.  Whenever the actor-anchor meets the veteran superstar, he touches his feet and hugs him. In the current scenario, he was unable to do so due to physical distancing.

 
 
 
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I’m a Delhi boy, who lived in a small place called Malviya Nagar. Still remember the time when we used to watch movies and I would force my mother to write MARD on my chest as my HERO did that in a film... Would make sure I was the first to be in the que to buy milk so i could say ‘HUM JAHAN KHADE HOTE HAIN LINE WAHIN SE SHURU HOTI HAI’😄 The moment my mom would see him she would say ‘Mickey, tu zaroor inke saath kaaam karega’ And the day came, when I hosted an episode of KBC with him! I have shared the stage with Bachchan sir on many occasions thereafter & I have to say that he continues to inspire me no end...I can go on and on and on... Wish you a very happy birthday, @amitabhbachchan sir May god bless you with health, happiness & love always! Your fanboy for life🤗🤗🙏🏻🙏🏻 #mp #bigb #bachchansir #superstar #films

A post shared by Maniesh Paul (@manieshpaul) onOct 10, 2020 at 8:31pm PDT

Paul was meeting his screen idol after a long gap. In 2014, he had co-hosted an episode of KBC with the Big B. The two reminisced about the shoot and how it had provided an opportunity to Paul to brush up on his GK. Sharing his excitement, Maniesh shared, Maniesh Paul shared, "It is always a delightful pleasure to meet Amit sir, to be able to bask in the mesmerizing aura of the legend. He has been my inspiration growing up and he continues to inspire me even today, so whenever I get an opportunity to meet him, I make sure to grab it with open arms."

He further added, "In the lockdown, I haven't had the chance to meet him and hence when I got to know he was shooting for KBC just nearby where I was shooting for my show, I took the opportunity and visited him in the break. Given the entire pandemic situation, we are strictly following safety protocols, especially considering Amit sir's health conditions, hence I couldn't hug him or even touch his feet and I deeply regret it. However, it is always an overwhelming experience to even just interact with him."

On the work front, Maniesh was last seen in a short film Hichki, in September 2020. Apart from this short film, Paul has also acted in films like Mickey Virus and Tere Bin Laden 2.

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First Published: 21 October, 2020 09:57 IST

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