The ongoing political turmoil in Afghanistan from past few days has left all the netizens and even Bollywood film industry in a state of shock and trauma who are all taking to social media for talking about same and in midst of this, Big B’s post about Khuda Gawah shoot in Afghanistan goes viral.
Its true that one of the finest and legendary iconic superstars of Indian cinema who is the pride of our Bollywood, Big B’s post about Khuda Gawah shoot in Afghanistan goes viral.
In a really long and detailed social media post on Facebook, the 78 years old bollywood global superstar fondly recalled the time he spent in Afghanistan whilst shooting for Khuda Gawah and also mentioned about how he and the other actors who were also a part of the film’s star cast had been treated as a VVIP guest at the Mazare-e-Sharif and also remembered about how they had shot this film in the troubled times being faced by Afghanistan now.
The post read, “I cherish the memory of the movie entirely for the trip to Afghanistan where it was shot during extremely troubled times. The Soviets had just left the country and power handed over to Najibullah Ahmadzai who was a die-hard fan of popular Hindi cinema. He wanted to meet me and we were given the right royal treatment. We were treated as VVIP state guests at Mazare-e-Sharif and taken through the length and breadth of the incredibly beautiful country in airplanes with armed escorts”.
He furthermore also stated, “There were security problems, of course, with tanks and armed soldiers all over the streets. Still, it’s been the most memorable trip of my lifetime. The unit was invited by a group of warlords, Danny Dengzongpa, Biloo, Mukul and I boarded a chopper gunship, flanked by five other helicopters. It was an unforgettable ride. The aerial view offered us the vista of purple mountains turning pink and red because of poppies growing there. Time seemed to have stood absolutely still in the valley where the chopper landed”.
Amitabh Bachchan also revealed, “We were smothered with gifts. In Kabul, the night before we flew back to India, Najab called us to president’s residence and decorated all of us with the ‘order of Afghanistan’. That evening his uncle sang an Indian raga for us with impeccable ease. I don’t know where our hosts are, I often wonder where they are today”.
In the entire bollywood industry, several affluent film celebrities including Anushka Sharma, Kangana Ranaut, Rhea Chakraborty, Soni Razdan, Shekhar Kapur, Tisca Chopra, Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha, Anurag Kashyap, among others have extended their support to the country that has plunged into this humanitarian crisis.