Amitabh Bachchan shows off his football moves

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Amitabh Bachchan played football at the Mohammedan Sporting Club in Kolkata while shooting for his forthcoming film ‘TE3N’. A source close to the film’s team said, “Mr Bachchan was nostalgic when he was shooting at this club. The legend of Hindi cinema, who spent a few years of his life in the City of Joy, reminisced about how he would often attend matches there.”

The thriller was earlier supposed to be shot in Goa, but when the permission to shoot there didn’t materialise, Big B suggested shifting to Kolkata. “We were to shoot the film in Goa, but there were some problems with permissions… The makers were back in my office saying, ‘What do we do?’ I said, ‘Let’s go to Kolkata’. They asked me if I’ll go to Kolkata and I said, ‘Why not?'” Amitabh said at the trailer launch event of the film. “We virtually settled in Kolkata and finished the film in one long schedule,” he added.

He admitted that Kolkata has been “very close” to him. “I’ve been very attracted to it, primarily because when you get your first job, you get that independence, start living on your own,” Amitabh said.

“Everyone there had something fresh to say, something unique to do. There is this famous ‘adda’ where everyone gathers and talks about various subjects. It’s such a wonderful feeling. So, for me to get back and visit old sites, just being in that environment has always been very exciting,” he added.

He still remembers the restaurants, tram, theatres, and buildings and how they have now changed over the years. “But the people haven’t changed, even today, ready to give that much love. And the kind of love you receive from there, I don’t believe any other artist receives that in any other part of the world,” the legend said.