Hrishikesh Pandey has always been a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan. He have grown up watching all the movies of Big B. The CID also shares how he was not allowed to watch many films on big screen unless of course it starred Big B He says his entire family was a fan of Big B.
Speaking about the same he said, “ My dad never allowed us to watch movies in theatres. He only made an exception if the film had Amit ji or it was a patriotic movie,” he says, remembering a very memorable incident of his life. It dates back to the year 1982 when Senior Bachchan met with the life-threatening accident on the sets of the film Coolie.
“The entire nation was praying for him. As kids, my sister and I had written a small note for him, which we managed to send to his place. When his health improved, he actually responded to our letter. We used to live in Jabalpur at that time and were overjoyed to have heard back from him. It was unbelievable to receive a letter from Amit ji with his photograph. I still have that precious letter,” he adds.
Being in the same field. He had opportunity to meet Amitabh Bachchan and also got a chance to work with him. But, he never had a conversation about this incident.
Finally, he got the opportunity on to share about the letter on the sets of MayDay. He says when he told Big B about the letter, senior AB had a smile on his face. He was surprised to know that Hrishikesh has still kept the letter. Meanwhile, as far as work is concerned, apart from MayDay, Pandey is presently a part of the ongoing hit show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. While he is also in talks for other TV projects, the actor feels indebted to the show C.I.D for the way it has changed his career.
“I have been doing television for years. Apart from C.I.D, I’ve also done family dramas and romantic shows, but C.I.D gave me a lot of respect and fame. Its reach was beyond my imagination. Sometimes, people actually thought that we were a part of the police force in real life and would treat us with a lot of respect and love… The show changed my life,” he concludes.