MUMBAI: Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan is shocked to witness streets and landmarks of his favourite city Kolkata deserted, within the wake of the full lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Reacting to photographs of a totally vacated Howrah Bridge, Red Road and other parts of Kolkata shared by a follower on Twitter, Bachchan couldn't believe his eyes.
Retweeting the photographs, he wrote: "This is incredible .. especially for the people who have lived and do live in Kolkata .. is this really Howrah Bridge, Red Road (?), the flyover to the Airport .. it's impossible to imagine this sight."
this is incredible .. especially for those that have lived and do live in Kolkata .. this is Howrah Bridge, Red Road (?) , the flyover to the Airport .. it is impossible to imagine this sight .. https://t.co/CmUIMzKHk0— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 23, 2020
Kolkata holds a special place within the veteran actor's heart. He landed his first job in this city during 1962 and 1968 before trying his luck in Bollywood.
Reminiscing about the city of Joy, Big B had once written on his blog: "Calcutta was the epitome of the celebration during these times in the entire Country... What a city.. what atmosphere.. and what energy.. never experienced anything like that ever again.. timeless."
Meanwhile, West Bengal reported the very first novel coronavirus death in its state on Monday. A 57-year-old resident of Dum Dum who had tested positive for COVID 19 and was admitted in a Kolkata hospital since Saturday, breathed his last yesterday.