Big B arrives in Ahmedabad for tourism campaign shoot

Ahmedabad: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, arrived Sunday in the city for the second phase shooting of tourism campaign- `Khushbu Gujarat Ki`.

The 69-year-old actor 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. This stunt of him was also a part of the shooting campaign.

"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 added.