Big B meets Big Ben

Posted on June 14th, 2011 in Local News

Indian mega-star Amitabh Bachchan visited the UK to receive an honorary degree from De Montfort University.  Mr Bachchan was in Leicester on the invitation of the Rt. Hon. Keith Vaz MP.

During his visit to Leicester he brought the streets to a standstill during a string of public appearances. Amitabh received a hero’s welcome wherever he went.  The extraordinary crowds, unprecedented in the city’s history, followed Mr Bachchan throughout the day, reaching their peak at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.

The Rt. Hon. Keith Vaz said: “I have never seen such crowds before. Watching Leicester grind to a halt with excitement is testament to a man whose popularity reflects his achievements.