Amitabh Bachchan’s Life-Like Statue Installed By Indian-American Fans Outside Their Home

by Sanjana Shenoy
Amitabh Bachchan’s Life-Like Statue Installed By Indian-American Fans Outside Their Home

How big of an Amitabh Bachchan fan are you? We bet you aren’t as die-hard of an Amitabh Bachchan fan as Rinu and Gopi Sheth. The Indian American family staying in Edison, New Jersey are massive Amitabh Bachchan Fans. So much so, that they installed a life-like statue of the evergreen Bollywood star outside their home. Here’s all about it.

Amitabh Bachchan Fan In USA Installs His Statue Outside Home

August 27, 2022, was a special day for Gopi Sheth and his family. The Indian-American family welcomed a new member into their family. And it’s none other than the Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Sheth a die-hard Amitabh Bachchan fan installed a life-like replica of the actor encased in a large glass box, outside his home. It cost $75,000( ₹60 lakhs). Over 600 people gathered outside their home as the statue was unveiled by a prominent leader of their community, Albert Jasani. There were fireworks to mark the special occasion.

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Picture Credits: @GopiSheth/ Twitter

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He Runs A Big B Fan Club In The USA

Gopi Sheth shifted to the US from Dahod in eastern Gujarat in 1990. In 1991, he met his idol, Mr Bachchan during Navratri celebrations in New Jersey. That’s when he became his ardent fan. Gop Sheth started running website dedicated to all Amitabh Bachchan fans. The Piku actor himself is aware of the fan club. Sheth told the actor about installing a statue as a tribute to him. Big B responded that he didn’t deserve such treatment. But the fan unveiled the statue as a tribute to him. Gopi adores the star not just for his reel but for his real-life persona as well.