"(I am) very happy for Balki because it was his vision.
I felt happy for Abhishek because he took the decision to produce
the film. I didn't know that we had won four awards and obviously
this is the icing on the cake. So very, very happy for everyone
involved in it," he added.
"Since its very inception, AB Corp has been making films
in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and we will continue to do that. We
have sponsored films that are made in Bengali and we will continue
this process. There are various scripts that are coming in from
both Marathi producers and directors and we are studying that."
While actors his age shy away from experimenting, this star
has always managed to drop jaws by doing the unthinkable.
"What can I say? I just consider myself very fortunate
that there are people who still want to test me and throw challenges
to me. I am very happy because as an actor you are always looking
forward to doing something different, new and exciting.
"And I am really, really grateful to the almighty for
this streak of luck and good fortune that there are people who
still want to work with me," he said.
How does Big B judge himself?
"I think every day is a new craft that we need to learn.
In the creative field one should never be satisfied. The moment
I would say that I am satisfied, that would be the end of my
career. For an artist that's a terrible thing to live in. So
I hope that there is something new for me to learn in the years
to come or in the days to come," he said.
Amitabh had earlier received the National Award for "Saat
Hindustani", "Agneepath" and "Black".
He is a legend and in his 41-year-long innings he has been honoured
with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.
So is a Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, also
on the way?
"No. No. Of course not. I am not worthy of that in the
first place. We don't look forward to that. These are very honourable
and very big recognitions," he said.
What does the megastar have next in his kitty to surprise his
audiences and admirers?
"I don't know what they will expect. Let's see what kind
of roles are coming. Obviously we can't repeat another Auro,
but let's see... the world is full of surprises," he said.
"Balki and me, we keep meeting. We have three or four
ideas which we want to do next. I think some of them are very
exciting and different," added the legend, who starts shooting
next month for Rajkumar Santoshi's film.
Amitabh's acting projects include Puri Jagannath's next, Prakash
Jha's "Aarakshan" and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's production.
He returns on the small-screen with the fourth season of successful
quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati".