There will also be a Q&A session plus a photo exhibition celebrating Bachchan’s near 50-year journey in the industry…
One for the Bollywood fans; legendary Indian Bollywood star, Amitabh Bachchan, will be in Sharjah on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).
هو اسم يعرفه الكبير والصغير، ويحفظه العالم عن ظهر قلب!⠀
أميتاب باتشان، النجم الهندي الأشهر على الإطلاق، سيكون ضيفنا بعد أيام قليلة، ليحضر لأول مرة إلى #معرض_الشارقة_الدولي_للكتاب ويشارك في جلسة تفاعلية مع الحضور يوم 30 أكتوبر في تمام الساعة 5:00 مساءً.@SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/3p1WGswJXK
— Sharjah Book Authority (@SharjahBookAuth) October 20, 2019
The announcement has been confirmed by His Excellency Ahmed Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, who stated in a re-tweet that Amitabh Bachchan, the most famous Indian star ever, will be a guest at SIBF this year.
An author himself, the Bollywood actor will be in the cultural capital of the Arab World to launch a book by Academy Award winner, Resul Pookutty called ‘Sounding Off: Amitabh Bachchan‘,
If you haven’t heard of author Resul Pookutty, you would have definitely heard his work in Academy Award winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, which he worked on alongside Richard Pryke and Ian Tapp.
Al Ameri also confirmed that the Kaun Banega Crorepati (based on British game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire) game show host will partake in an interactive audience segment.
The Sharjah International Book Fair will host a photo exhibition celebrating Bachchan’s 50-year journey in the industry, from his debut in Hindi movie Saat Hindustani back in 1969 to his role role in 1972’s Zanjeer, which propelled him to international stardom.
According to Gulf News, Al Ameri was quoted as saying “In hosting the Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan, we want to highlight the close relationship between films and books; between intellectual production in general and its creative manifestation in international cinema.”
He also added that he was confident that the UAE will be eagerly waiting to see him in person, and listen to him talk about his experiences.
The event is free to enter, but Big B as he is known as in the Bollywood world, will be available only from 5pm until 6.30pm on Wednesday October 30. So, if you want to catch a glimpse of the Bollywood star, best head there early.
The 11-day book fair takes place at the Sharjah Expo Centre from Wednesday October 30 to Saturday November 9, 2019.