The date was July 12th, 2016. The air in our office was filled with palpable excitement. We were filled with anticipation and were renewed with enthusiasm. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan had read about Taskbob in the media and had personally invited us to discuss a business proposal!
Aseem our CEO, Avinash GM of Marketing at Taskbob and I would never forget that day. On the occasion of Mr. Bachchan’s birthday, it would be a perfect day for us to recall this memorable meeting of ours with him.
It is common knowledge that Mr. Bachchan has portrayed a vast array of characters throughout his career, ranging from India’s first superhero, Shehenshah to Jai in Sholay. However, Mr. Bachchan himself is in stark contrast to the Angry Young Man moniker that the media has bestowed upon him.
Our meeting with Mr. Bachchan was at 6 PM and we were greeted by the man himself right on time! Not only was he extremely humble, but he recognized us and greeted us by our names. As we entered the meeting room he said, “You must be Abhiroop!” To be greeted on such personal terms by someone whose every move and every action is watched by the whole country was an extremely humbling experience.
Mr. Bachchan’s personality is such that the warmth of his greetings to us never stops at the introduction. He makes you feel comfortable with his charm. We never for once, felt like we were talking to a world famous celebrity. His undeniable warmth extends to him being a great listener as well. He didn’t just hear our proposals. Instead, he listened carefully to what we had to say and looked at us intently while we did so.
We asked him what his expectations from us, as a Home Services provider would be, and his replies conveyed a great deal of clarity in his thoughts. Mr. Bachchan, through his words, matched our aspirations perfectly: “Reliability, hassle-free experiences, and trust to build an overall good experience”!
As we spoke to him further, it had become quite apparent to us that Mr. Bachchan has a personal rapport and utmost respect for all the service professionals who work under him; extending from his Housekeepers to his Gardeners and Drivers.
As our meeting came to an end, we were completely awestruck by the man rather than the star! The fanboy within us could simply not resist taking selfies with him. Mr. Bachchan cheerfully obliged us and directed us towards a corner of his home which is exclusively meant for taking photographs. And it wasn’t just one selfie either! Mr. Bachchan graciously accepted to taking multiple photographs with us. Our meeting with Mr. Bachchan was not just memorable, it was an experience that will always stay with us. His personal traits and his charisma and charm left us deeply humbled and extremely happy.
As Mr. Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his 74th birthday today, we at Taskbob, wish him a very Happy Birthday and an extremely prosperous and healthy life ahead!
By Abhiroop Medhekar