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Date: 3rd June, 2010
Amitabh Bachchan impressed with sand sculptures of Mandvi!
By Agencies
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has applauded the efforts of Mandvi in Gujarat. Our country is loaded with scenic beauty capable of attracting tourist from all over the world.
     Amitabh Bachchan, the Shehanshah of bollywood who has been shooting in the Kutch region of Gujarat for the last few days, was mighty impressed with the artistic mastery of a local artist Anil Kumar Joshi, who made sand sculptures of his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Big B on the beach. In fact, the sand sculpture on the beach of this sleepy Gujarat town of Mandvi is a major attraction for the tourists and Big B was no exception. He even took photographs of these two images for future reference and praised the artists to skies. On this occasion, the Mandvi municipality also came in for praise from Big B, who congratulated the mayor of the organization for helping the citizens not only in their fight for their daily amenities like water, electricity etc but also taking up promotional activities to attract tourists from various parts of the country as »
    Mega star Amitabh Bachchan is on a weeklong tour in Gujarat, for shooting of a commercial to promote tourism in the state. Big B, who is the Brand Ambassador of the state, seems to be getting more and more fascinated by the intricacies of the state and the kind of landscape and architectural monuments that the state has to offer to its visitors. After having the most unusual experiences everyday, there was one such incident, which Big B may not forget in a long time to come. It happened in a town called Mandvi, which has a beach and is wonderfully located. When on a visit to the town, the star was pleasantly surprised to find a sand sculpture of his dad and him sculpted intricately on the beach. Reportedly, Big B stood still for a moment, fascinated and trying to take in every bit of the sculptures beautifully carved features. The marvel was evident in his face, and he gave a huge compliment to the sand artist. Big B said” They are wonderful and unique”. Reportedly, the star was very pleased with the Mandvi authorities in managing the upkeep of the town. He was impressed with the efforts of the authorities in promoting tourism of the state. Sources reveal that the Nagar Palika President later said that this was a tribute for the megastar and his father, in this Golden Jubilee year of the state of Gujarat.
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