Amitabh Bachchan’s social media is usually a delight, as are the comments thread on his posts. At 77, Big B remains game – not only is he one among the toughest working actors around, he’s also tops the social media leaderboard. There are times, however, when he struggles with Internet terminology, millennial lingo or simply casual slang. Of late, he’s been wrestling with the word “baller,” thrown his way by actress Bhumi Pednekar, who is 30. On his latest Instagram entry, Bhumi commented, “44 years later and still giving us memorable characters…. I’m telling you, you are the most baller person ever.” A curious Big B replied to her comment and wrote:
“Bhumi, what’s baller? Kab se pucch raha hun, koi bata hi nahi raha.”
“Baller” may be a superlative, an off-the-cuff thanks to describe something or someone as excellent or impressive. Bhumi first dropped the “B” word on Big B’s workout post, featuring his grandson Agastya Nanda. “You’re a baller, Sir,” Bhumi commented.