Bachchan arrives in Ahmedabad for tourism campaign shoot
Ahmedabad: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, today arrived in the city for the second phase shooting of tourism campaign- `Khushbu Gujarat Ki`.
The megastar was accorded a rousing welcome on his visit to `Khadia ni Pol`, an old locality in the city, where he joined the crowds in kite flying from the rooftop of a house, which was part of the shooting campaign.
Amitabh was greeted by his fans, camping on the rooftops of the series of houses at Pol since early morning to have his glimpse of the superstar. It was virtually a festival mood in the locality.
"Today, we have a very special guest at our Pol. It is like a dream come true, and this occasion is very special for all of us," a resident of Khadia ni Pol said.
Later in the day, Bachchan inaugurated a comprehensive cancer care unit at a local private hospital here.
"I have never gone overseas for treatment, no matter how serious an illness struck me, because, I have always trusted the doctors in my country," Bachchan said while addressing the gathering at the hospital.
"I think people should trust their countrymen more, and more hospitals should be opened to provide affordable treatment to the needy," he said.