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Actor Shekhar Suman says He Has Realised How ‘Stupid’ he was to Reject Comparisons with Amitabh Bachchan

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Actor Shekhar Suman has shared that he should not have resisted comparisons between him and Amitabh Bachchan back in the day. He was described in the press as the ‘Amitabh Bachchan on TV’. In an interview, the actor said that he aimed at carving his own niche rather than living up to someone else’s name. He even called himself ‘stupid’ for not accepting the compliments sent his way. He also said that Amitabh’s name is synonymous with the best in the world. However, yet he claimed to dig his own niche.

Actor Shekhar Suman says He Has Realised How ‘Stupid’ he was to Reject Comparisons with Amitabh Bachchan

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“Amitabh Bachchan is synonymous with anything that is the best in the world,” he told Pinkvilla. “I said ‘I have my own identity and I am trying to carve a niche for myself,” and I realised how stupid I was. I was getting the greatest compliment.”

He continued, “I’m extremely apologetic that sometimes I thought people were getting on my nerves calling me that.” He refused to reveal how much he was paid for his chat show, Movers and Shakers, saying that it should remain a secret ‘until I breathe my last.’

Earlier this year, Shekhar had lashed out at a Twitter troll who had asked him how he could afford such a lavish lifestyle. Sharing several pictures of his house, Shekhar had written on Twitter, “My tastes are simple. I like to have the best.” Reacting to one of the pictures, a Twitter user had asked, “Itne paise aaya kahaan se (Where did you get all this money from)?” Shekhar had replied, “Mehnat se.imaandaari se.lagan se (Through hard work, honesty, and dedication).”

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