Source: HT News Service
Published on: September 27, 2023


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Directed by R Balki, Ghoomer features Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, and Shabana Azmi in its cast. Within the film, Abhishek portrays the character of a coach to a paraplegic athlete, played by Saiyami. Actor Saiyami Kher, who essayed the role of a para-athlete in R Balki’s sports drama Ghoomer, has revealed that she received a handwritten letter from Amitabh Bachchan. Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Saiyami shared a long note and also posted several pictures. In the first photo, Saiyami sat on a chair with the letter in her hand as she smiled. She also had a flower bouquet next to her.

BIG B’s handwritten letter for Saiyami The next picture was that of Amitabh Bachchan’s letter which was dated August 19, 2023. The letter read, “Saiyami, In admiration–your grit, your sincerity, your level-headedness performance, and the brilliance of your presence in Ghoomer. May the accolades never diminish for you. Love and regard (Amitabh’s signature).” The last photo showed Saiyami standing next to Amitabh on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 15 from her recent appearance in an episode.

Saiyami social media post

Saiyami captioned the post, “I remember seeing a short film called Looking for Amitabh on how the visually challenged perceive this icon. From describing his trademark baritone to the sound of his shoes, or the scent of his perfume. We don’t even see Mr Bachchan, but we can experience the impact created by this superstar. As a kid, the signature KBC tune meant it was bedtime. My parents would come back from work. And my grandparents would finish up their chores. Despite our diverse interests and age gaps, this one show brought three generations together.”

Saiyami talked about her family watching KBC

She also added, “If there was a contestant who gushed over Mr Bachchan, Aiedu, my grandmom would sit preening about him. She did this until her last breath. He was after all from her part of the country. Any compliment to him obviously meant a compliment to her. He represented the heartlands of our country. He represented the fulfillment of dreams. He represented hope.”

On rejections

Saiyami continued, “Since I began acting, there have been many ups and downs. There were so many people who brushed me off telling me I was ‘hopeless’. But I tried keeping my head

above the water. While every rejection hurt, every rejection also made me work harder. I’ve always kept everything bottled up.”

She added, “At the premiere of Ghoomer in Melbourne, everybody was sobbing. Show some emotion Kher saab, AB said as he hugged me after our standing ovation. But I stood there seemingly zen about everything. In reel life I can cry buckets, in real life, you will never know how I’m feeling.”

“Yesterday, as I sat at home pondering my fate, someone rang the doorbell. There was a bouquet of flowers and a handwritten note. My heart skipped a beat. Is this what I think it is? THE stamp of approval which every actor in this country dreams of? I looked up to the skies and finally bawled, ‘Look what this is, Aiedu.’ Hope. Thank you @amitabhbachchan Sir,” she concluded. Reacting to the post, Abhishek Bachchan posted hug and red heart emojis.

More about Ghoomer Helmed by director R Balki, the film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Angad Bedi in the lead roles. Abhishek plays the role of a coach whose life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a paraplegic athlete, played by Saiyami Kher.

Disclaimer: Except the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service.