Amitabh Bachchan, who performed in South Africa over two decades ago, is now promoting the film based on the life of Nelson Mandela; on his blog. He attended the Indian premier of the film, titled Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, directed by Anant Singh.
The film features Idris Elba in the title role and Naomie Harris as his wife Winnie and is based on the late South African leader Nelson Mandela.
“Mandela the movie produced by dear friend Anant Singh from South Africa, and he and his team solely responsible through the kindness of Mr Mandela to give us the permission to bring the very first Concert to South Africa at a time when Apartheid was just on its way out,” Amitabh posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.
He added, “What a memorable trip to Durban and Johannesburg during the time of the very first concert in South Africa in which we performed in 1990. Incredible moments, the warmth and the affection of the people of South Africa, their stance on matters that concerned them politically, generous in their praise and most dignified in their reception to me.”