"If I have to study a character which I am playing and requires a great deal of understanding, knowledge and reading then yes a certain amount of general knowledge and education works," Bachchan said in an interview here. (Agencies)
Bachchan also seems surprised with the scripting done in Roman Hindi in today's time.
"I find a lot of scripting done today in Roman Hindi and I find it not appropriate. If you are speaking Hindi then write in Devnagari script and not English. May be this generation has grown up that way. I cannot express myself well enough," he said.
The megastar says he uses it hastily to write on twitter or blog but that is for convenience of others to read.
"If I have to write in Devnagari then I have to get out of the medium and go to Google to translate it and get back to the medium, it's a long process, it takes 30 seconds but in today's life 30 seconds means like 30 hours.
"Knowing the language is important in our profession as the way you speak, the pronunciation adds value to your performance," he said.
Bachchan will next month return as the host of popular game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. The central theme of the seventh season of the show is 'Seekhna Bandh Toh Jeetna Bandh'.
The megastar feels learning is a continuous process as he learns a lot from today's generation of actors.
"Every day you learn from something, especially the newcomers as they are so talented, capable, self made. I feel surprised looking at them, in their very first film they do so well. While I feel I am still learning how to do better today," he said.
"If I have to study a character which I am playing and requires a great deal of understanding, knowledge and reading then yes a certain amount of general knowledge and education works," Bachchan said in an interview here.