We had forgotten the art of using silence to convey emotions in our films and that's what you seem to have mastered. You've used silence to great advantage in the film. It's brilliant.
To Farhan Akhtar, after a private screening of the film, Lakshya, reported in Cine Blitz? (2004).
He never gave us a script and we never asked - we were safe in his hands.Amitabh Bachchan
What is intrinsically good will never change its character, no matter where it is found.Amitabh Bachchan
I believe that cinema picks up ideas from society and not the other way round.Amitabh Bachchan
When your back is against the wall, there's only one way to go and that's forward.Amitabh Bachchan
If Slumdog Millionaire projects India as a Third World, dirty-underbelly, developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that a murky underbelly exists and thrives even in the most developed nations. It's just that the Slumdog Millionaire idea authored by an Indian and conceived and cinematically put together by a Westerner, gets creative Golden Globe recognition. The other would perhaps not.Amitabh Bachchan