The 68-year-old was in Krakow to be a part of a film festival, where his film "Black" was screened. He also attended an event to honour his father, renowned poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, at the University of Krakow.
He described the process of his hand-printing ceremony on his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com.
"...Back in the room of the hotel, the dye was being cast. Chemicals were ready and mixed, instructions on how the hand should be placed, administered and the two hands dipped into a cold sluggish-like material - the paste that shall give impressions of the 'life line' and 'heart line' and the 'health condition'.
"As you hold steady the hands dipped slightly in the solution, the pink paste starts to turn white - indication that within seconds the hands need to be removed, as the job is over," he posted.
Amitabh was also presented with a 'key of the city' by the mayor of Krakow.