The International Monetary Fund’s Chief Economist Gita Gopinath on January 22 tweeted a video clip of TV quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati where Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan can be seen praising her while asking a question to the contestant.
“The economist seen in this image has been the chief economist of which organisation since 2019,” asked Amitabh Bachchan with Gopinath’s image on the screen. While giving the contestant four options, he said: “Her face is so beautiful that no one can relate her to the economy.”
Thanking Amitabh Bachchan, Gopinath wrote from her verified Twitter profile that she is a huge fan of the Bollywood superstar and “the Greatest of All Time”. She even tagged Bachchan on the tweet.
— Gita Gopinath (@GitaGopinath) January 22, 2021
Amitabh Bachchan responded to the tweet saying he meant every word he said on the show.
thank you Gita Gopinath ji .. I meant every word i said about you on the show .. said in utmost earnestness ..
Gopinath, a Kolkata-born American citizen, joined the IMF as its chief economist in 2019, becoming the first woman to occupy the top IMF post.
She is also the second Indian after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to hold the position.