Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, feels that education and general knowledge help an actor to improve his performance.
Big B said, “If I have to study a character which I am playing and requires a great deal of understanding, knowledge and reading then yes a certain amount of general knowledge and education works”.
“I find a lot of scripting done today in Roman Hindi and I find it not appropriate. If you are speaking Hindi then write in Devnagari script and not English. May be this generation has grown up that way. I cannot express myself well enough,” the actor said being surprised with the use of Roman Hindi in today’s time.
Amitabh Bachchan said that he too uses Roman Hindi while tweeting. But that is done for the convinience of his followers to understand.
“If I have to write in Devnagari then I have to get out of the medium and go to Google to translate it and get back to the medium, it’s a long process, it takes 30 seconds but in today’s life 30 seconds means like 30 hours,” the actor added.
The actor said, “Knowing the language is important in our profession as the way you speak, the pronunciation adds value to your performance”.
Amitabh Bachchan will return as the host of the popular game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ which has ‘Seekhna bandh toh jeetna bandh’ as its theme in this seventh season. The show has become very popular among viewers but this great actor doesn’t take the credit for it. He feels that the theme of the show has played its part well.
“I take zero credit for the popularity of the show, I have nothing to do with it. The most important thing is the show itself, it is a very well-constructed show. The show was designed by a scientist, who had knowledge…so it is not just simple question and answer thing. There is a deep research gone to construct the show,” the veteran actor said.
The actor feels that he has learnt a lot from young actors and that learning is a continuous process. “Every day you learn from something, especially the newcomers as they are so talented, capable, self-made. I feel surprised looking at them, in their very first film they do so well. While I feel I am still learning how to do better today,” Mr.Bachchan said.
The show runs in 127 countries and in seven regions of India. Amitabh Bachchan is hosting the Hindi version of the show. The actor said, “There are different hosts in different versions and all are doing well. There is an intrinsic value in the show.”
The actor also feels that it is easy to bring variety as a host in films than on small screens.
“I think it is lot more tough to bring variety as a host, as TV is impromptu. While in films the dialogues and story is written by others, you just have to follow someone’s vision and speak. Here you are in direct contact with audience, everything is impromptu. You have to talk to contestants on the show. It is said that two seconds of silence is bad television,” the actor added.