Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan pays emotional tribute to PV Sindhu in blog post
Ever since her historic silver medal at the Rio Olympics last year, star shuttler PV Sindhu's rise has been nothing short of meteoric. She has become the apple of the nation's eye with her stunning performances, which includes two Super Series titles in India and Korea and a silver medal at the BWF World Championships.
She is now one of the biggest sporting icons in the nation and her title-winning runs are celebrated across social media, with many of India's most popular celebrities becoming her most ardent fans.
One of them is the legendary Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, who is one of the most vocal supporters of the shuttler. On Thursday, he shared a photograph of his with Sindhu, on the sets of his famous TV show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', where the badminton icon starred as a special guest.
"What an honour and a moment of great pride to be with this World Champion .. the pride of INDIA..PV Sindhu !! (sic)," wrote the 74-year-old on his Twitter account.
However, on his personal blog, he paid a truly heartwarming tribute to the shuttler, which highlights the incredible respect he holds for Sindhu. Bachchan publishes a post on his blog daily and in the latest one, he wrote, "the icing on the cake would have to be this extraordinary meeting with the World Champion and pride of India .."
After these lines, he posted an image of himself with folded hands.
He then wrote, "this is the best that one can do in front of her greatness and her multiple achievements .. God bless you PV Sindhu and may you continue to bring greater glory to our nation .. !! (sic)"
It is a truly incredible gesture by the Bollywood star, as he showcased his immense respect for the shuttler and showered her with his blessings.
Sindhu, who recently equalled her career-best world ranking of number two last week after her win in Korea, will next play in the Demark Open, which begins next month on October 17. The Indian has been seeded second at the tournament and will go up against China's Chen Yufei in her first match.