For years, fans have thronged the gate of his Mumbai bungalow every Sunday morning. He has the maximum followers on Twitter for an Indian, and has a burgeoning “extended family” of those who read his blog. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan who, at 73, attracts fans galore wherever he goes, says they are an “essential” part of an actor’s career. Dancing at public places and malls for film promotion has become a trend of sorts, but it’s not something filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is willing to resort to, especially with an actor like megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Farhan Akhtar is currently one of the most creatively versatile celebrity in Hindi filmdom, but he says that when he set out to be a director with “Dil Chahta Hai” in 2001, he spent time to convince people of his vision and project. Actor Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, actors Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari during the press conference for the promotion of film Wazir, in Mumbai on January 3, 2016.