Questions from Fans
DEAR AMITABH JI, Even when you were at the peak of your superstardom, I hardly saw you doing many ads. But you seem to have suddenly got a 'zor ka jhatka....' I see you doing ads and endorsing products all over. Is the money that good now that you are doing so many ?
Geetanjali (Hyderabad)

AMITABH BACHCHAN : " Have I been endorsing products all over? And I haven't been doing 'so many' ads as you state with so much conviction. I've just done two- 'BPL' and, the more recent, 'Lemon Mirinda'. And I've done these two because they were the only ones who made me the offer. And I coudn't refuse. I'd probably do more ads if I were offered more. It's as simple as that."

DEAR MR BACHCHAN, Is true that your Mehul Kumar directed 'Kohram' has been indefinetely delayed because of the sorry fate of 'Mrityudaata' at the box office ?
Anil (Bombay)

AMITABH BACHCHAN : " Yes, this is partially true. Because Mehul was getting Nana to work in it and the script underwent a change. Originally, it was on a pattern he felt would have been similar to the other films that he has made, and therefore he wanted to make a totally new script. 'Mrityudaata' itself was not due to be released when it was. It's just that it was one of the compulsions of the year-endings in corporate companies which made us do so. 'Mrityudaata' was the one that was to be done first and that was taking so long that we had to bring this one forward, and subsequently all my dates were given away to other projects. Mehulji himself was detaining the film, but now he has a restructured program and we have a date schedule worked out."

Dear Mr. Bachchan, This is one question that does'nt cease to intrigue. First 'Mrityudata' and now 'Sat Rang Ke Sapne' seem to have bitten the dust. Specially the latter in which a lot of money was spent on the colourful costumes and locales. And specially since it was a venture starring a top commercial heroine like Juhi Chawla and a top South star, Arvind Swamy. Doesn't it dishearten you?
Nitin Tandon - Nagpur

AMITABH BACHCHAN: "It really is unfortunate that 'Saat Rang Ke Sapne' did not fare as well as expected at the box office. It was a beautiful film, visually and technically. The music was excellent. I think Juhi and Arvind Swamy did extremely well. But you never know the fate of a film until an audience decides it. Maybe it lacked the commercial ingredients that go into the recipie of making a box office success. It is unfortunatte and it was disappointing. But it is part of life. Hopefully we shall not make such mistakes again in the future."
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