Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan detailed his encounter with a girl ‘wrapped in rough paper plastic’ while selling roses. He said he did not count but gave some money to the ‘half-drenched’ girl.
Amitabh took to his blog and shared: “… she stood there, a little one, half drenched in the heavy downpour a while before, a small bunch of red roses, worn out by rain and time, wrapped in rough paper plastic, moving from car window to car window at the traffic stop … an expectation for the sale to feed herself and perhaps a few other small in her family … on her soft weather-worn face.”
The thespian then said that he called her after seeing her. “In a while as she got disinterested rebuttals from the cars ahead… I was seeing her… I beckoned her … the Police cop car in security behind gave warning signals to her … do not approach … she backed off for a while … then when she noticed I was calling her … she expressed apprehension to both the Police and then the window on mine that I was lowering for her.”
The icon said that he did not ask how much the roses cost but just gave her the money. He added: “I looked at her sad but filled with a face that wondered for her what lay in store… I did not ask what the roses cost … just gave her some money … did not see or count what it was … was it really necessary to do so, NO … she hesitatingly took the money … handed the bouquet equally hesitant … wondering whether I would negotiate… I told her that’s it … go.” “I have nothing more to say on this Blog but to express the face of that little one on getting a reward of feeding not just herself, but perhaps many more of her family … for days perhaps… The face of hunger being taken care of … the face of fulfilment … the face of, is this really happening to me … the face of wanting to rush to the rest of the family to share her exuberance and joy.”