Saurabh was featured on Aaj Ki Raat Zindagi, the TV show Big B hosts, and was both surprised and thrilled to find an epilogue to his story. The 73-year-old star clapped along as Saurabh strummed his guitar. He also sang a snatch of his own very popular song, Rang Barse. When Twitter found out, #BigBAurHeroKaSafar began trending.
This is how Twitter made the discovery:
T 2059 -Local from VT to Bhandup to support Saurabh, who sings in locals for charity to cancer .. sang with him .. pic.twitter.com/K3WiabhYU7? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 15, 2015
i do not think of super awesomeness .. feel they that give so much to society, need to be shown respect and support https://t.co/InqGNQ6Irn? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 15, 2015
Here's an inside look at Big B's epic journey:
The actor also posted images on his Facebook page:
On his blog, Big B writes that the journey was not a 'PR exercise' and "was executed quietly without Saurabh's knowledge, as a surprise for him and for the many that travel daily with him."
This is Saurabh's story in Amitabh Bachchan's words: "Saurabh Nimbkar, sitting to my left in the picture, that came on our show #AKRHZ, plays the guitar and sings on local trains and collects the meagre money he gets from co-passengers, to distribute to the less fortunate cancer patients and their families, in the city. His story was heart breaking, I felt I would want to sit by him and travel the distance he does, do what he does, in a show of support and spirit for his incredible thinking."
Big B will next be seen on the silver screen in Bijoy Nambiar's Wazir with actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar. He will also make a cameo appearance with his wife Jaya Bachchan in R Balki's upcoming romantic film Ki And Ka, starring Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan.