The unparalleled love for Amitabh Bachchan was visible recently when he celebrated his 77th birthday. Scores of people gathered at his bungalows in Juhu, Mumbai, only to catch a glimpse of him, and if they managed to be in the same frame as him for a selfie or shake hands with him, they’d consider it the best day of their life. While that is the story of the common man, even celebrities are not any less star-struck. Swara Bhasker got over-excited when Amitabh Bachchan took her name on Kaun Banega Crorepati and said she was ‘dying a little bit with joy’.
On Tuesday’s episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Amitabh Bachchan asked the question, ‘What is missing in the title of this movie starring Swara Bhasker in the titular role, “Anaarkarli of ___”? Apart from the correct answer Aarah, the options also included Agra, Amroha and Alwa. The question was just one of the many that the contestant Gautam Jha answers before going on to hit the Rs 1-crore mark on Wednesday's episode; the advertisements featured the Rs 7-crore question being asked to him, but it’s not yet revealed if he will win the jackpot question.
Sharing screengrabs of the moment from the telecast, Swara, also creating new hashtags, exulted on Twitter, “OMG! I heard that living legend #AmitabhBachchan just read out a question & said my name in the process. Dying a little bit with joy! #Today #AmitabhBachchanSaidMyName #KaunBanegaCrorepati" She also congratulated the contestant for answering correctly, while thanking the writers of the show and asking them for a clip. Later, she was more excited to find the video and expressed her pride over it, writing, “Aaaaaaaand she found the clip!” and using hashtags like #smalljoys #happinessis, tagged the writer-director of the movie, Avinash Das. Truly a fangirl moment! Anaarkali of Aarah had released in 2017 and Swara was lauded for her performance of a local dancer in the movie.
OMG! I heard that living legend #AmitabhBachchan just read out a question & said my name in the process. Dying a little bit with joy! #Today #AmitabhBachchanSaidMyName #KaunBanegaCrorepati Big thanks 2 the writers of the show & congrats to the participant😻 @SonyTV send me a clip pic.twitter.com/Tzk13zizSX— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 15, 2019
Meanwhile, Swara is currently in the news for the announcement of her movie Sheer Qorma. The movie also stars Divya Dutta, Shabana Azmi, among others. The first look featured Swar and Divya dressed as Muslim women, as they shared an affectionate moment. Sharing the poster, she wrote, “So proud to play @farazarifansari ‘s gentle and shining Sitara in #sheerqorma the film.. A beautiful ode to love, love that binds is all. Notwithstanding gender, race, religion, generation or sexuality.. thank you Faraz! I’m so proud to have been part of this amazing project. Not to mention the honour and dream of sharing screen space with the legendary @azmishabana18 and iconic @divyadutta25 ! #loveislove #futterwackeningfilms.” (sic) Swara was also nominated at most award shows this year for her act in Veere Di Wedding.
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