Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan will make his first public appearance since undergoing abdominal surgery when he performs at the IPL gala on April 3rd.
The actor and presenter underwent an operation in Mumbai in February to investigate an abdominal complaint. The star spent time in hospital recovering after the surgery, but is now back at home and understood to be making progress.
Medical experts have advised Big B that he will be well enough to return to work by the beginning of April. To mark his return to acting duties, Bachchan will appear at the IPL gala on April 3rd, which will celebrate the launch of the Indian Premier League Season 5. The Bollywood legend is set to perform a poem written especially for the occasion by the writer and lyricist, Prasson Joshi.
Writing in Twitter, the well know actor informed his followers that he was already preparing for his return to public life, adding that he was “nervous as hell” which just goes to show that even seasoned performers such as Amitabh Bachchan get the jitters at the prospect of appearing at such as high profile event.
A line-up of international artists are due to attend and perform at the gala, which takes place the day before the first day of play on April 4th. Other famous faces from the world of Bollywood scheduled to appear include Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan.