Amitabh Bachchan Statue Installed at a Temple in Kolkata

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Amitabh Bachchan Statue Installed at a Temple in Kolkata



Even as ‘Sarkar 3′ hit the theatres on a warm Friday afternoon, residents in Tiljala got a closer look at Subhash Nagre, the character Amitabh Bachchanportrays in the film as the All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fans’ Association unveiled a life-size statue at a museum-cum-temple dedicated to the silverscreen icon.

“For us, he is nothing short of God and a statue is the right way to worship him. Only someone with divine powers can wield such charisma and keep a nation mesmerized for five decades. That is why we literally worship him in this museum and offer puja,” said Rohit Bhutoria of the Fans’ Association. Crafted by artist Subrata Bose, the statue captures Bachchan’s `Sarkar’ avatar in great detail. A section of his huge legion of fans, however, were disappointed.

The statue has been sculpted by Subrata Bose.

“We have installed the 25-kg statue at a temple dedicated to Bachchan after offering prayers for his film’s success,” ABFA state secretary Sanjay Patodiya said.

“The six-feet-two-inches tall fibreglass statue is a bit higher than the actual height of the Shahenshah. We did it to make it visually appealing,” he added.

Fans today, including members of the association, turned out in large numbers dressed as Bachchan’s character, Subhash Nagre, from the Ram Gopal Varma-directed movie.

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