I’m not a patch on new actors: Amitabh Bachchan

Even at 71, Big B still commands lead roles. In an e-mail interaction Amitabh talked about Bhoothnath Returns, Bollywood's fresh blood, his health and his thoughts on the epithets that regularly come his way. Excerpts from the interview:

The most difficult thing is to connect with the kids through films. How does it feel to get connected with children through films like Bhootnath Returns?
Bhoothnath is a loveable character. I presume kids love to connect with him. We hope they shall do that in 'Bhoothnath Returns'.

You share a great relationship with your grandchildren. What have you learned from them?

That child is the Father of Man!

Bhootnath Returns is releasing during the general elections. Do you feel this may affect the film any way?
I wish and hope not. The production and the direction would rather hope the opposite happens... the film opens before the election process takes place.

Filmmaking has changed over the years. What do you think of the changes?
Yes, when times change, a lot changes with it...Thinking, concept, storytelling, music...everything. There have been great advances in technology and in the professionalism aspect. That bodes well for the film industry.
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