It is a major day for all Amitabh Bachchan fans. The on-screen character has turned a year more seasoned and without a doubt wishes are pouring in for him from all quarters. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bollywood VIPs, all have posted their all the best for the performing artist. From petitions for his great wellbeing to tending to him as ‘Lord of Bollywood’, there are numerous posts flooding online networking. Ranveer Singh even went to the degree of proclaiming the day as “Cheerful Amitabh Bachchan Day.”
The megastar is 75 years old today and in this long run, he has entertained us with multiple roles in a variety of films. We know the huge fan following of the actor. and so the list of wishes is also long.
Aamir Khan, who for the first time is co-starring with Amitabh Bachchan said, “I think the superstardom of Amitabh Bachchan can’t be re-created. It is so unique, the charisma he has….” And that is actually true Amitabh Bachchan is probably the biggest superstar India has ever seen and there can’t be anyone who can even reach the kind of stardom he has seen let alone surpassing it. Today the legend, the ‘Mahanayak’, the ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood turns 75.
Such is his aura that a full fledged book can be written on it. He was one of the first to have a perfect combination of great acting ability and the starry charisma. In his hey days he was the angry young man of Hindi film industry as he’d like to address it. From Zanjeer his first big blockbuster to iconic Sholay and Deewar, from the cult Amar Akbar Anthony to gritty Kaala Patthar and romantic drama Kabhi Kabhi, he excelled it all.
He became the epitome of the rebellious young man who had been wronged by the authority and that resonated with the movie watching audience. His glory stayed with him for over fifteen years with a few hiccups in between. But in early 90s it all slipped away. He tried to make various comebacks during that time but all fell flat. When all the doors were closed he then reinvented himself and became the first superstar to be on TV as the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati. And since then there’s no looking back for him. At the age of 75 he is one of highest paid as well as the busiest actors of Hindi film industry.
And among other things, one thing that he has never shied away from is experiment and that urge to always go for something new. One thing that went in his favour and made him the megastar he is was the fact that he was the master of disguise. He played various characters in varied genres and made it believable.