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Muhammad Ali Once Slammed Amitabh Bachchan: Here’s Why

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Amitabh Bachchan was once punched by boxer Muhammad Ali

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan recalls being punched by mighty boxer Muhammad Ali when the two stars met in Beverly Hills.

During a recent episode of Kon Banega Crorepati, Big B was hosting world boxing champion Nikhat Zareen when the boxer revealed her favorite boxer was Muhammad Ali.

Responding to him, Sholay The actor recalled meeting the boxer saying, “I met him once at his home in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills. Famous producer-director Prakash Mehra ji wanted to make a movie with Muhammad Ali and me and for that , we met at his house.”

“This movie was never made, but I ended up getting punched. I have a photo of him where he’s just posing for a punch in my face. What a wonderful human being,” a- he declared.

The Shamitab The actor also posted the throwback photo with Ali, tweeting the pic with the caption, “With ‘the greatest’ Mohammad Ali in his Beverly Hills LA home…so much honor and pride for me !”

During the episode, Nikhat Zareen also shared that she was inspired by watching the videos of legendary boxers Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali.

“When I started watching videos, I really liked Muhammad Ali’s style of play. From then on, I considered him my role model. I learned a lot from him, his famous signature step also I know him and if you allow me I would like to do it. He inspires me a lot and I try my best to copy his footwork,” she said.