Amitabh Bachchan delighted to meet Judi Dench
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently met veteran English actress Judi Dench in the UK, said that it was a delight to be introduced to her. The 69-year-old actor met Dench, best known for playing the role of M in the James Bond franchise, at the book launch of designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla at Sotheby's in London on September 5.
"Dame Judi Dench, was a delight to have been introduced to. A soft spoken, keen listener, and a complete sport when the lady Mc (emcee) of the evening mispronounced her name as'Dame Bench'!" Bachchan posted on his blog. The book launch was followed by a charity auction where various items, including Bachchan's sherwani and a large black and white photograph of his, were up for grabs.
"The auction went well, and to great admirers of the produce up for sale - a large black and white photograph of mine, self autographed books, and my sherwani that I wore. The sherwani went for the most, after I cautioned all that it wasthe clothing that was up for auction not the one that was wearing it!"
"The money for the auction goes for a charity called 'Breakthrough' which protects the girl child. Protects them against violence and atrocities committed against them, a factor which has gained great significance lately among the learned, and those unaware of such deeds," Bachchan added. PTI