I went completely numb when I met him (Amitabh Bachchan) for the first time (for the TV series Yudh). He came up to me, and introduced himself ‘Hi, I am Amitabh Bachchan’ and smiled. I couldn’t believe what happened and started laughing. Who doesn’t know him? I think he does this for fun. The gesture is no doubt a great ice-breaker. We then chatted about our characters for a good 45 minutes, along with Anurag Basu, the creative director of the show. I think he was impressed by the way I came prepared with my lines and the scenes.