Thursday, August 19, 2010

Big B Walks Barefoot to Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is now busy shooting for the second part of the advertisements for Gujarat Tourism. For this, the star had to walk barefoot and spin the charkha (spinning wheel) at the ‘Sabarmati Ashram’ of Mahatma Gandhi in Ahmedabad. He is the brand ambassador for the state of Gujarat.

The ‘Sabarmati Ashram’ is the place from where the values like non-violence, sacrifice, and resolve were born for fighting the freedom of our country. According to Mr. Bachchan, they had a feeling of serenity and peace as they entered the Ashram.

Sharing this experience on his blog, Big B posted that he walked barefoot after removing his shoes by the road even when others did not. Bachchan said that he couldn’t resist walking barefoot even though it was not required. He added that he was prompted to do this because of the sanctity and the purity of the premises.

Speaking about spinning experience, Amitabh Bachchan said that he sat with an inmate of the trust who looks after the ashram as he was spinning the ‘charkha’ to produce fibre for khadi. The megastar even tried to spin some fibre himself with the ‘charkha’. Big B found the process of weaving the thread very simple but intricate.