Well he hasn’t bowed down in front of him in reality, but for a crucial scene in his flick Aladin.
A source from the movie says, “An important part of the film’s narrative requires the character played by Amitabh Bachchan to surrender in front of Ringmaster, which is played by Sanjay Dutt. Though this was always a part of the script, there was all an around apprehension around the shooting of this scene. Sujoy and others feared how exactly would millions of Amitabh Bachchan fans accept this scene. For Sanjay Dutt too it was challenging since Amitabh Bachchan is too big a name to be kneeling down.”
However, the professional Amitabh is, he didn’t hesitate to shoot the scene.
Director Sujoy says, “That’s the beauty of working with Mr. Bachchan. He lets himself be driven as wanted by the director. We were a bunch of kids wondering how to approach Sir to do this scene and there he was game to do whatever that went well with the character. He has always stated that once he is committed to a project, he doesn’t protest on anything. This is why we could can such a crucial scene without any hindrance. It is indeed one of the highlights of the film.”
Amitabh is a Genie in Aladin movie and Sanjay Dutt is The Ringmaster/Jaffar.