When Big B Played Golf With Sir Christopher Lee

12/06/2015 1:22 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan tees off to inaugurate the 'Gujarat Kensville Challenge' at Kensville Golf Club near Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. The European Challenge Tour is making its first visit to India with the inauguration of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge which was formally kicked off by Bachchan on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

MUMBAI — Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has recalled the "wonderful" moment he shared with Hollywood legend Christopher Lee in South Africa.

Bachchan, 72, who met the veteran actor during his stint as a jury for Miss World pageant said, Lee was a great company.

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"Some years ago I was invited to be on the Jury for the Miss World Contest, in South Africa, soon after the year after our own Miss World debacle in ABCL.

"Sir Christopher Lee was on the panel of judges with us, and I remember the wonderful time spent with him during the contest. He was a great company... Played a few rounds of golf with him during the off moments, a proficient golfer with a handsome handicap..." the 'Piku' star wrote on his blog.

Bachchan said he missed the chance of meeting the 'Lord of the Rings' star again when he travelled to India in to shoot for Jinnah biopic, released in 1998.

Read: 'Dracula' Actor Christopher Lee Dead At 93

"A few years later I got a note from him that he was on his way to India to film. A chapter in the history of pre independent India. He was playing Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan. I was travelling and could not respond to him. Sad that I missed his company and the opportunity to host him here in Mumbai...and today he has left this world. Prayers and peace in condolence," he added.

Lee, 93, died on June 7 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure in a London hospital. However, the Bitish media reported the news yesterday as the actor's wife wished to inform the family members first.

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