Amitabh Bachchan to be immortalised in Leicester square
Bollywood’s Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan is not only ruling the hearts of fans in India but abroad too. His fans have built a temple after him, where they worship the shoes he wore in a film, kept on a chair he sat on during the shooting of another. Now it seems that his fans in United Kingdom too are all set to immortalize him in stone.
Fan frenzy is nothing new for Amitabh Bachchan. Now his British fans in Leicester is planning to have a life size statue of Big B in one of its most prominent squares. Leicester is known to have the largest of all Indian population.
British parliament member of Indian origin Keith Vaz said, “my constituents are keen we have a statue of Amitabh – one of the world’s greatest actors here in Leicester. Personally I feel we must immortalise the icons of India from all walks of life. Amitabh is already in Madame Tussauds and so why not in the city with the largest number of Indian origin people outside India”.
Amitabh Bachchan has been to Leicester a couple of times. The last time he was there, he received an honorary doctorate of arts from the local De Montfort University and also visited the famous Walkers Stadium; home of the Leicester City Football Club.