It’s Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday and the internet got flooded with warm wishes from across the nation. Senior Bachchan’s fans have started wishing him from a day before but the first person to wish Big B was his daughter Shweta Bachchan.
Shweta took to her official Instagram handle sharing a picture with her dad, writing, “When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing- Happy Birthday Papa I love you endlessly ♥️”.
Apart from Amitabh’s family member, Red Chillies Entertainments also sent their greetings to Senior Bachchan writing, “To a name which defined an era and continues to rule hearts with his work! Happy Birthday, @SrBachchan!”
— Red Chillies Entertainment (@RedChilliesEnt) October 11, 2019
Amitabh has given numerous blockbusters under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The production house took this opportunity to send their warm blessing to the Shehanshah of Bollywood featuring various on-screen looks of Amitabh.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) October 11, 2019
One of the biggest fans of Amitabh and the closest friend, Karan Johar also wrote a huge note sending out his love to Amit Ji. Karan shares his memories of working with the star for the first time and the kind of aura he has.
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I was a 3 or 4 years old when I began to realise the magnitude of the man….subsequently I had the privilege of growing up around him … I was first told I must always touch his feet as a mark of respect…but very soon after it came absolutely naturally to me…in fact it’s now a reflex action when I see him and I can never stop myself ( even when i know my pants are perhaps a tad tight and it could result in an embarrassing tear) I call him Amit uncle( with great pride…almost patting my back because I have the right to this familiarity) and he will always be like a father figure to me….I probably can never be entirely myself around him because that starstruck kid with big awestruck eyes every time he walked into a room has never ever left me…and never will…I fainted the First time I had to work him and am not sure things have changed even today…I faint a little in my head everytime I meet him and then compose myself so I can play act serious filmmaker again! Amitabh Bachchan is my hugest inspiration …his child like enthusiasm for everything he does…his paramount passion for every tiny detail…his ambition to keep achieving after being the ambassador of achievement …what do I say…there will never be a man and legend like him ever again! And there shouldn’t be….he has earned the place of mega movie star monopoly! Happy birthday Amit uncle! We love you so much….🙏🙏❤️❤️
As the wishes started pouring in, Mr Bachchan took to his official social media handle thanking all his fans for the immense love and support throughout his journey.
He tweeted, “T 3314 – My immense gratitude and gratefulness to them that send their wishes for the 11th .. I cannot possibly thank each one individually .. but each one of you reside in my heart .. my love to you ..⚘ .. अनेक अनेक धन्यवाद ”.
T 3314 – My immense gratitude and gratefulness to them that send their wishes for the 11th .. I cannot possibly thank each one individually .. but each one of you reside in my heart .. my love to you ..🙏☘🌹💗⚘ .. अनेक अनेक धन्यवाद 🌻
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 10, 2019
Apart from the film fraternity, Andhra Pradesh former chief minister, Chandrababu Naidu also sent his warm wishes to Big B. He wrote, “Wishing a very happy birthday to the Shenshah of the Bollywood, @SrBachchan ji. May you thrive continously as years go.
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) October 11, 2019
As the actor turns 77, we realize that age is just a number and his charm is indisputable. In a career of over five decades, Bollywood Industry has witnessed numerous blockbusters featuring Mr Bachchan. The Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee has never failed to amaze us with his various portrayals and always delivered justice to his role.
On this occasion, here’s a list of must-watch evergreen movies of Big B:
The first blockbuster movie of Amitabh Bachchan in supporting role, ‘Anand’ movie brought the famous Babu Moshai of Bollywood. A story about a cancer patient Anand played by Rajesh Khanna, who has a very cheerful demeanour despite knowing his fate. The grave role of Amitabh as an oncologist was very much appreciated by the audience for which he also won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Filmfare award.
The 1983 movie ‘Coolie’ not only became famous for its plot but for the accident that Amitabh met while shooting a fight sequel. The ‘All Time Earner’ movie is the highest-grossing movie of the 1980s showcasing the story of a railway coolie, who was separated from his mother in childhood. Amitabh Bachchan in the role of Iqbal Aslam Khan won the audience because of his brilliant performance.
Early 1990s movie, Agneepath is about the journey of a man, who is on a path to avenge his father’s death by killing his murderer. The movie is full of bloodshed with some really good action sequel and the famous dialogue “Vijay Deenanath Chauhan poora naam, baap ka naam Deenanath Chauhan”, which still gives us goosebumps. Big B also received National Awards for his outstanding performance as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan.
A story about a 12-year-old kid suffering from a rare genetic disorder, Progeria, brought a star cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Senior Bachchan. Big B played the role of Auro, son of Abhishek and Vidya, who tries to reunite his parents while enjoying his limited life. For his role, Big B received ‘Best Actor’ National awards as well as Filmfare awards.
Shoojit Sircar directorial ‘Piku’ revolves around the father-daughter duo living in New Delhi. A light comedy movie is about a Bengali family where Amitabh as Bhashkor Banerjee suffers from chronic constipation and somehow relates all his issues to his bowel problem. The movie showcases the daily story of a common family where Deepika Padukone, as a daughter of Amitabh, is the sole caretaker of her old father.
Today, we wish Big B, a very happy birthday and may he keep amazing us on screen.