It is mandatory to say a few words about the chief guest before inviting him on stage. The media has exhausted adjectives and epithets in describing the actor so I do it in my special way:
Once upon a time, long, long ago in 1978 when I was a cup reporter Amitabh Bachchan was not talking to the media and was a superstar…In 1989 I launched my magazine, Amitabh Bachchan was still not talking to the media and was still a superstar…In 2000 I edited a film weekly, three generation of actors had come in, Amitabh Bachchan was now communicating with the media and still a superstar. In 2009 I joined a radio channel and by now cinema had changed drastically but Amitabh Bachchan at the ripe age of 73 was still playing center stage and yes, is still a superstar.
There is a possibility that in near future I may be without a job or retire but I know for sure Amitabh Bachchan will always be a superstar.