Whatever may be Amitabh Bachchan’s capitalistic tendencies (of multiplying his bank balance) his popularity in communist countries certainly hasn’t dimmed. A few months back, the Bachchan and director Mahesh Bhatt were driving through a Moscow thoroughfare, (they were attending one of those numerous film festivals that the Bachchan is always being invited to), when a Russian lady suddenly accosted them at one of the traffic lights. The lady was about to cross the road when a passing glance into the car parked beside, told her of the presence of the superstar. “Amitabh Bachchan”, screamed the Moscowite, startling the passengers in the car, and thrusting her head into the vehicle, asking for an autograph. But just as the Bachchan handed over the signed piece of paper, the lady gasped out “Amitabh Bachchan!” again and glancing at the autograph fell into a dead swoon, frightening both the star and the director out of their wits! Whew! Wonder what the Bachchan’s message was in the paper?