Indian-American economist and Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Gita Gopinath on Friday reacted to a complimentary submit by Amitabh Bachchan, saying he was the best of all time and that she was a big fan of the Bollywood celebrity. Big B had referred to as Gopinath a lovely face on his tv quiz present, Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Gopinath shared a video clip of the second from present on her verified Twitter account on Friday, the place Bachchan might be seen telling a contestant in Hindi whereas displaying Gita’s photograph on the large display: “She has such a beautiful face, nobody can relate her with economy.”
Reacting to the clip, Gita tweeted: “Ok, I don’t think I will ever get over this. As a HUGE fan of Big B @SrBachchan, the Greatest of All Time, this is special!”
— Gita Gopinath (@GitaGopinath) January 22, 2021
Responding to her tweet, Big B wrote: “Thank you Gita Gopinath ji .. I meant every word i said about you on the show .. said in utmost earnestness.”
thanks Gita Gopinath ji .. I meant each phrase i mentioned about you on the present .. mentioned in utmost earnestness .. 🙏 https://t.co/VuyJCjfyCI
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 22, 2021
However, not all netizens had been overjoyed with Bachchan’s remark within the KBC clip. A bit of social media customers slammed the veteran actor for hinting at the concept that a lady with a lovely face couldn’t be an professional in financial system.
“So sad that he just had to mention your looks while pointing to your earned achievement… Anyway, congratulations to you @GitaGopinath : keep the flag flying high!” commented a consumer.
“I didn’t like the comment about linking beauty with brains. Stupid of Mr. Bachchan to suggest that beautiful women can’t be economists,” expressed one other consumer.