Nitish Kumar is a simple and modest man: Big B

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2011, 14:10 PM IST

New Delhi: Promotional activities for ‘Aarakshan’ are taking the film`s cast and crew, including Amitabh Bachchan, to different cities in the country. Recently the megastar was in Patna and he met Bihar`s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and was bowled over by his simplicity.

Big B was in Patna Wednesday and visited director Prakash Jha`s multiplex in the city and then attended a press conference.

"A visit to the Cinepolis and the press conference, which I must add was conducted in the most civil and disciplined manner. And then invited over to the Chief Minister`s residence for tea, by Nitish Kumar," Nachchan posted on his blog.

"A simple and modest man and one that has gained the respect and admiration of all due to his hard work in bringing the state up to a standard which has gained immense praise," he added.

Produced and directed by Prakash Jha, ‘Aarakshan’, which focuses on caste-based reservation in educational institutions, is releasing Aug 12.

The film will show various aspects of the education system through important characters played by Amitabh, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar and Tanvi Azmi.

IANS