Amitabh Bachchan Fan club celebrates Paa’s release

December 4th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Amitabh Bachchan Kolkata, Dec. 4 (ANI): The Amitabh Bachchan Fan club took out a colourful procession in Kolkata on Friday to mark the release of his film, ‘Paa’.

Most of them were seen wearing ‘Paa’ masks to mark the occasion.

The fans danced to drum beats in a style similar to that of Amitabh himself in the film as they converged at cinema halls to catch ‘Paa’, first day, first show.

They said the film would make history in the context of the super star’s career who completed 40 years in the industry.

Bachchan has played the role of a progeria patient in the film. Children afflicted with this rare disease age faster and have a relatively short life span.

According to Kushal Dasgupta, Assistant state secretary, Amitabh Bachchan Fan Club, Amitabh has once again proved his exceptional talent by playing this extremely difficult role.

“We are confident regarding the success of ‘Paa’ because it is going to be a landmark in the history of the world cinema. As we all know that ‘Amitji’ (Amitabh Bachchan) has completed 40 years of glorious journey way back from 1969 to 2009. So, as a mark of respect for the legend and mark of celebration of the film, Paa, we have gathered here. Amitabh is not only an actor but a legend and a millennium star,” said Dasgupta.

The state secretary of Amitabh Bachchan Fan Club, Sanjay Patodia, said ‘Paa’ would create awareness about the rare disease.

According to the American Progeria Register, there are about 48 patients worldwide who suffer from this disease.

Children suffering from progeria appear normal at birth, but begin to develop characteristic symptoms within the first years, such as the failure to thrive, double or triple rows of teeth, very thin skin, delicate bones and nearly no immunity.

Such patients die early due to physical deterioration even as their brain develops normally. (ANI)

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