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Bachchan tours Sabarmati Ashram barefoot

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Published on Aug 20, 2010

Wearing a white khadi kurta pyjama and a white shawl, superstar Amitabh Bachchan spent over three hours shooting in Sabarmati ashram premises. After touring the ashram bare foot , he wrote in the visitor's book "A unique experience in a pious spot" in Hindi.

As soon as his car entered the Sabarmati Ashram, he left his shoes in the car only and moved in the entire ashram barefeet. This was probably his first visit to the ashram. Sitting behind the neem tree, he scribbled something into a diary giving an impression that he was writing something. But actually this was part of the shoot for the Gujarat Tourism film, Khusboo Gujarat Ki.

He took a tour of the Sabarmati river front project from the Ashram side. Impressed, he inquired from tourism secretary Vipul Mittra if the river flowed through out the year. Mittra told him, it was sustained largely on Narmada waters.

The Gujarat Brand Ambassador was then informed of the entire process of how the water was being flowed in various river. Amrut Modi, managing trustee of the Gandhi Ashram said Bachchan scribbled "Ek adhbhoot anubhav iss mahan sthal par," in the visitors book. He took over 100 photographs in the ashram premises

Modi further said that not just a visit or a place of shooting, the superstar read all displays board and also talked of all the freedom fighters who stayed here at the Ashram. He also spent time understanding the spinning wheel and tried his hand at it.

Earlier in the day he arrived in the city by Mumbai-Ahmedabad private flight. He stayed at a five star hotel near the Airport. He had a meal of Bajri rotla, baingan bharta , dal and khichadi. He is also schedule to shoot in lothal and Adalaj Vav on Tuesday.

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