New Delhi, November 14
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has opened up on his struggle to find admission in college, and shared how he travelled to Chandigarh on a bicycle from Delhi, in order to get an admission in a university.
In episode 66 of the quiz-based reality show, host Amitabh welcomed Shaikh Ajmat from Balasore, Odisha, to the hot seat.
During the episode, Big B asked the contestant: “All right. Shaikh Sir, you're a teacher. You teach kids. What's the subject?”
The contestant said: “Sir, I teach everything but I enjoy teaching mathematics and geography. And I believe that children find mathematics to be tough. So I try to find new tricks and entertaining ideas so that kids don't find it to be a burden.”
The contestant then displayed an interesting mathematical trick on a white board, leaving Amitabh amazed with his skills.
The actor went on to say, “Where were you in 1956? I was studying maths and didn't know this. Had you been there, I would've learned something. I think you weren't even born. I'm saying so because I don't understand math.”
“I took up BSc in university. As I wasn't getting admission elsewhere. I went to a couple of more places. I didn't get admission in Delhi. So, someone told me that I might get it in Chandigarh. So, I went to Chandigarh on a cycle from Delhi. It didn't take me long to cycle. I boarded the bus to Chandigarh and hung on the backside. And it dragged me all the way and I finally reached it. Then I got admission in Delhi in BSc,” said the ‘Don' actor.
The actor added: “The first lecture for 45 minutes made me realise that I made a blunder. Science is a terrifying subject. So, I suffered for three years and then that book... What's it called? A guide book. I memorised it and somehow became a graduate. But I don't remember anything. So, had I found you then I would've probably been guided well.”
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