Big B, who lived and worked in Kolkata in the Sixties before he became an actor, confessed to being filled with 'nostalgia' as he rode through past the Maidan and the Race Course, down Park Street and Red Road, and through the neighbourhood of Ballygunge. They also travelled by tram from Tollygunje to Esplanade, 'at times hanging out of the doors for lack of space but somehow enjoying the experience of the first struggle.'
Hours of shooting seem to have left Amitabh Bachchan 'sleep deprived.'
T 2075 - PHIR GADBAD HO GAYI ... please read tweet numbers from 1154 onwards as 2074 .. apologies, sleep deprived pic.twitter.com/rqY86OTn2q? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 29, 2015
Their final destination in the evening was Victoria Memorial, where they gorged on the roadside snack 'puchka.'
Big B had high praise for the people of the city. The actor posted on his blog, "Such universal presence in opinion is rare and exemplary and so are the Kolkatans. Rare, passionate, wise and filled with the senses of all that is of value and tradition."
These images posted on Amitabh Bachchan's blog and Facebook provide more glimpses of his journey.
On Sunday morning, he posted this picture of himself kick-starting a scooter at the historic Writers' Building complex, the seat of the West Bengal government.
Amitabh Bachchan last filmed Piku in Kolkata and wrote fondly of his time in the city on his blog, recalling eating puchkas at Victoria Memorial, haunting Park Street hotspots Trincas, Blue Fox and Mocambo and watching movies at Lighthouse Cinema. Nawazuddin has also filmed in the city before, for his breakout role in Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani.