I belong to no religion, I am Indian, says Amitabh Bachchan on KBC

WION Web Team New Delhi Oct 02, 2019, 04.34 PM(IST)

Amitabh Bachchan.(Source: Instagram/@amitabhbachchan) Photograph:( Instagram )

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In an upcoming episode of the popular show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', Big B will be seen sharing an anecdote with the sociologist Bindeshwar Pathak.

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he does not follow any religion. In a special episode of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', to mark Gandhi Jayanti, Big B opened up about how his family has been against following any religion. The actor is a host of the popular quiz show. 

In the upcoming episode, Big B will be seen sharing an anecdote with the sociologist Bindeshwar Pathak.

"My surname `Bachchan` does not belong to any religion as my father was against it. My surname was Srivastava, but we never believed in it. I feel proud saying is that I`m the first person to hold this family name. When I was taking admission to Kindergarten, my father was asked my surname and then he decided that my surname would be `Bachchan`. When Census employees come to my place, they ask me about my religion and I always answer that I belong to no religion, I`m Indian," said Bachchan.

Big B also spoke about his family tradition of starting the Holi festival by putting color on the foot of a person who is highly respected and elderly.

"I have no shame in saying that my father respected the people around him. It was our tradition that a person during Holi puts color on the feet of the eldest and highly respected man. My father Harivansh Rai Bachchan used to put colors on the legs of the person who cleaned toilets before starting his celebration," he added.

The epsiode will be aired on Wednesday.