Gymnast Dipa Karmakar's Fan-Girl Moment With Amitabh Bachchan

Updated: 19 October 2016 15:39 IST

Dipa Karmakar, famous for being the first Indian woman gymnast to feature in an Olympics final, met Amitabh Bachchan during a shoot in Mumbai

Gymnast Dipa Karmakars Fan-Girl Moment With Amitabh Bachchan
Stills from Dipa Karmakar's meeting with Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai. © NDTV

Dipa Karmakar, hopping from one felicitation to another in Mumbai this week, called on Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday.

According to well-placed sources, Big B took time off from a shoot and met the Agartala gymnast and his coach Bisweshwar Nandi.

It was a fan-girl moment for the 23-year-old Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian woman ever to qualify for the finals of an Olympic gymnastics event. Dipa missed the bronze by a whisker. The result left Dipa Karmakar fans disappointed.

Big B was also disappointed with Dipa missing a historic bronze by a mere 0.15 points. Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber pipped Dipa to the podium despite the Agartala girl doing the extremely risky vault, Produnova.

"Why don't we have Indian judges in the Olympics?" Big B asked Indian gymnastics officials who accompanied Dipa to Goregaon on Tuesday.

Dipa caught the attention of several Bollywood celebrities during her Rio Olympics campaign. But meeting Amitabh Bachchan was a dream come true for the young gymnast who now wants to win a medal in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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Highlights
  • Amitabh Bachchan invited Dipa Karmakar to meet him
  • Dipa was accompanied by her coach Bisweshwar Nandi
  • Dipa missed the vault bronze in Rio Olympics by a whisker
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