I am not into politics, says Big B

Ahmedabad: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, on Thursday skirted a question whether he would campaign for Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the next year`s assembly elections.

"I am not into politics. I do not know if there are elections next year," Bachchan said, when asked if he would campaign for Modi.

"I don`t know about politics. I have conceded defeat to the politics," the actor said, when asked if he planned to remake his political career.

Bachchan, whose promotional campaign for Gujarat tourism `Khushboo Gujarat Ki` has been a success, was here to promote his latest film `Buddha Hoga Tera Baap`.

He said this was the first time he had come to the state after he completed the first phase of shooting for the promotional films for Gujarat Tourism.

"The second phase has also been planned and I will be coming for it soon," he added.
When asked if he would like to star in a Gujarati film, Bachchan said, "I would like to do a Gujarati film, if given an opportunity."

Bachchan had last year taken part in filming in various parts of Gujarat, including the white desert of Kutch and the Gir forest.

The actor said that what attracted him most about Gujarat was the archaeological sites.

"I got interested in Gujarat when I learnt that of all the states, the highest number of archaeological sites are in Gujarat. If there are such sites which connect us to our roots and traditions, and people do not know about them, I would be happy to lend my face or voice for their promotion," he said.

State tourism secretary, Vipul Mitra, who was also present at the press meet, spoke about the phase two of the advertising campaign.

"In phase two we would be covering Saputara, the only hill station in Gujarat in Dangs; Ambaji Temple and the Sun Temple in Modhera," Mitra said.

"Besides, there would be a couple of light and sound shows with voice-over by Bachchan. The city of Ahmedabad would also be covered in this phase," he said.