Grace and Elegance

Photo Courtesy: Amitabh Bacchan’s blog

Criticism is part of life. If you are doing anything significant, there will always be some criticism from someone


Simply because you can’t please everyone.

A simple thing to do is to handle criticism with grace.

Here is an example of how Amitabh Bacchan (who needs no introduction for anyone who has heard of Bollywood) handled criticism from another superb Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah.

Here it is, in his own words (on his blog)
[ Note: I made VERY minor edits for the sake of readability. Emphasis is mine ]

A question came my way during the reading of the latest Filmfare. When told to comment on Naseeruddin Shah’s remark on how I had become a victim of my star hood and forgotten how to act (That he had preferred me in my earlier ventures due to the simplicity of playing characters who were closer to the earth)

I replied that when an actor of Naseeruddin’s stature speaks, you just listen head down and quietly with your hands behind your back.

We can all learn a lot from just the above incident.

Have a great day.