The Shotgun Shatrugan Sinha, addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the third time, yesterday. It is a unique honor as no member of the Indian Film Industry has addressed the United Nations General Assembly three times.
In all his modesty, Sinha says “I suppose somewhere my words do have a certain resonance. Normally we in the Indian film fraternity are considered quite ill-informed on matters others than entertainment. But that isn’t the reality. Personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Kamal Haasan are not just interested in cinema. They take a keen interest in world affairs, and are also terrific orators.”
Commenting on his baritone, “I was always known for my dialogue delivery. And now when people tell me my daughter Sonakshi speaks her lines well I feel very happy and proud,” was what Shatruji said.
Adding that Amitabh Bachchan should become the President of India, Sinha said “He has all the qualifications. He’s articulate, well-read, suave and known all over the world.”
“We go back a long way. There were creative conflicts when we shot together for Kala Patthar and Dostana. And whatever differences happened has been washed away with time. I remember while shooting for Bombay To Go where Amitabh was the hero for the first time and I the villain, he accidentally hit my nose and it started bleeding. Amitabh got so disturbed at the sight of blood that believe me, I forgot my pain and started consoling and reassuring him. He’s a fine human being,” he added.