Amitabh Bachchan Shocks Fans by Touching Producers Feet at Kalki 2898 AD Pre Release Event

A standout moment at the event was Amitabh Bachchan's touching gesture towards the film’s producer, Ashwini Dutt. Known for his humility, Bachchan surprised everyone by touching Dutt’s feet

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  June 20th 2024 11:47 AM  |  Updated: June 20th 2024 11:47 AM

Amitabh Bachchan Shocks Fans by Touching Producers Feet at Kalki 2898 AD Pre Release Event

The cinematic landscape of 2024 is abuzz with anticipation for the release of 'Kalki 2898 AD,' a film that promises to be a monumental addition to the science fiction genre. Since the release of its gripping trailer, fans across the globe have been eagerly awaiting its arrival. The excitement has been further amplified by the film’s extensive promotional activities, which have captivated audiences and heightened expectations.

Recently, a grand pre-release event was held, marking a significant moment in the film's promotional journey. The event was graced by the entire star-studded cast, including Bollywood legends Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Kamal Haasan. The presence of these illustrious actors on stage was a thrilling sight for fans, further fuelling the fervor surrounding the film.

One of the standout moments of the evening was Amitabh Bachchan's gesture of respect towards the film’s producer, Ashwini Dutt. In a touching display of reverence, the venerable actor was seen touching Dutt’s feet. This act was met with great admiration and left a lasting impression on those present.

Amitabh Bachchan Acquires the First Ticket for 'Kalki 2898 AD'

Amitabh Bachchan, who will portray the character of Ashwatthama in 'Kalki 2898 AD,' was honoured with the first ticket for the film during the event. In a symbolic gesture, Bachchan took out his wallet, handed 500 rupees to the producer, and conveyed his heartfelt wishes for the film’s success.

A Gesture of Profound Respect

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the moment when Amitabh Bachchan, an icon of the Indian film industry, touched the feet of producer Ashwini Dutt. This act of humility and respect took everyone by surprise and became a topic of widespread admiration. Bachchan lauded Dutt’s dedication and care for the cast and crew, recounting how Dutt’s attentiveness and concern for everyone’s well-being on set was truly commendable. Bachchan’s heartfelt words, "Every time you are on set, he is the first person to arrive... Thank you very much, sir," encapsulated the deep appreciation he holds for Dutt. The mutual respect was evident as Dutt reciprocated by touching Bachchan’s feet, a poignant moment given their ages—Dutt being 73 and Bachchan 81.

Why Did Amitabh Bachchan Attend the Promotional Event?

Amitabh Bachchan’s attendance at the 'Kalki 2898 AD' promotional event was a rare occurrence, as he has been known to avoid promotional activities and media interactions in recent years. In his blog, Bachchan shared his reasons for making an exception for this film. He expressed that his decision was influenced by the humility and dedication of the production team, particularly noting the involvement of the producer's daughters. He emphasized that his participation stemmed from a deep appreciation for the team's vision and the unique joy he experienced working on this project. The Bollywood legend’s presence at the event and his enthusiastic support for the film underscored his genuine affection for the project and its creators.

A Star-Studded Release Awaited

Directed by Nag Ashwin, 'Kalki 2898 AD' boasts an impressive ensemble cast featuring Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, Disha Patani, Kamal Haasan, and other notable actors in pivotal roles. This highly anticipated sci-fi extravaganza is set to enthral audiences worldwide with its release on June 27. The film will be available in five languages, ensuring its reach to a diverse and extensive audience.


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