"You hitched a ride from a stranger hahaha."
Amitabh Bachchan got a lift from a fan to beat the traffic and reach his destination on time.
The Bollywood legend shared a picture of himself on the back of the stranger’s motorcycle.
Amitabh was seen in a black T-shirt, blue trousers and a brown blazer. He completed his look with white trainers.
Sharing the photo on Instagram, Amitabh wrote:
“Thank you for the ride buddy… don’t know you… but you obliged and got me on time to location of work… faster and in avoidance of the unsolvable traffic jams .. thank you capped, shorts and yellowed T-shirt owner.”
Reacting to the post, Amitabh’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda posted laughing and red heart emojis.
Rohit Bose Roy posted: “You are the coolest dude on earth Amit ji! Love you.”
Sayani Gupta said: “Had always heard Mr Bachchan has always been the most punctual!
“Can see today what honouring time truly means to you! I hope actors can learn a thing or two from this!”
A netizen commented: “You hitched a ride from a stranger hahaha.”
However, the moment led some fans to point out that Amitabh and the man were not wearing helmets.
One comment read: “Both not wearing helmets.”
A user said: “Dear sir how about wearing a helmet? Doesn’t safety take precedence in comparison to the urgency of reaching your workplace?”
Another urged: “Please wear a helmet.”
Amitabh Bachchan shared a few more pictures on his official blog.
He wrote: “Sunday permissions are given to specific regions which can be blocked off for the work we do and this is work and the well-wishers after work.
“Ride on the bike and the driving enthusiasm never does run away.”
“But now, caution and care and above all regulatory lives. Part of living, many a time there is a desire to take over the vehicle and drive it to work for the way and the method the carrier drives is of concern.
“Is of the breaking of regulations. Is the unknown factor of how did they get these driving licences, when their basic skills are challenged.
“No helmet, no regulation or discipline to adhere and respect traffic signals, blatantly disregarding them and giving a damn to the law or the rules.
“The frustrating turns to anger and often is the urge to get out of the car and give them a telling but the obvious restraints prevent it.”