For over four decades, Amitabh Bachchan has been in the industry and there is no doubt that the actor has a strong influence on the Indian masses. As much as we know, Amitabh Bachchan is a brand in himself and is known for living a king size life.
Not only as a celebrity, but Big B has been loved across the borders for his humble and down to earth nature.
Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are among those two jewels of Bollywood which can never be replaced in future. Recently a story is going viral on the internet which says that Amitabh Bachchan rejected Rs. 1 crore cheque from Shah Rukh Khan. If you are wondering why SRK had to pay a hefty amount of Big B then let me tell you.
Amitabh Bachchan had done a 10-minute cameo in Shah Rukh’s home production movie “Paheli” for which SRK had to pay him Rs. 1 crore as a professional fee. Surprisingly, SRK forgot to sign the cheque the in hurry and handed over to Big B directly. However, Amitabh Bachchan did not accept the cheque saying that he did not do the cameo for money but it was out of emotions.
He further said to Shah Rukh Khan that he should not make the mistake of sending an unsigned cheque to anyone. Here is what Amitabh Bachchan said,
“He gave me an envelope and flowers after the shoot and I thought it contained a thank you note. On reaching home, I found the cheque. I did the cameo role for emotional reasons, and emotions cannot be evaluated so I returned it back to him. I also noticed that it wasn’t signed and brought it to his notice.”
He further added,
“Actors do this all the time (not accepting money) for special reasons. It’s not the first time with me.”
Well, this gesture of Amitabh Bachchan was really sweet.