Chief Economist to IMF, Gita Gopinath praised by Amitabh Bachchan, says “this is special’

Today, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, Gita Gopinath, tweeted a video of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan praising her while asking a question to a contestant in his evergreen quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.

“The economist seen in this image has been the chief economist of which organisation since 2019,” asked Bachchan as Gopinath’s image emerged on the screen.


“Her face is so beautiful that no one can relate her to the economy,” he then says as he went on to list out four options to the contestant.

Gopinath tweeted, that the video was special to her especially since she is a huge fan of Bachchan, who she addressed as the “Greatest of All Time”.

Gita Gopinath is a Kolkata born, now an American national. She joined the IMF as its chief economist in 2019, becoming the first woman to occupy the top IMF post.

Amitabh Bachchan responded to the tweet saying he meant every word he said on the show.

She is also the second Indian after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to hold the position.