Even as Big B turned 79 on Monday, he shared pictures on social media as he titled them into ‘Walking into the 80s’. As soon as the post was uploaded, his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda wrote in the comments section to remind him that he was not 80, but 79 years old on his birthday this year.
The Instagram post shows cine star Amitabh Bachchan dons a grey jacket, dark trousers and a sling bag as he walks speedily in the picture. Sharing the picture, Amitabh wrote on Instagram, “ walking into the 80th.” Shweta was quick to comment with, “79th.” She also added a heart emoji. Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda also commented with a raised hands emoji. Ranveer Singh commented, “Gangster.” while Bhumi Pednekar wrote, “swag..Happy birthday sir.”
Why is Big B not clear about his age?
Bollywood’s first ‘Angry Yong Man’ for some reason was not clear about his age on his recent birthday. Although Big B did not explain to anyone the reasons for his mental perplexity, he profusely thanked his fans for their best wished.
Big B said to his well-wishers and fans in his blog post for Sunday that, “I am incapable of giving expression to the throbbing heart that I bear .. throbbing with the excitement of your love…It shall be impossible to acknowledge all of you in the personal equation .. but I know you do understand that I understand your greeting and that is eventually what matters .. I walk with the pride of your following .. and your love ..”
A stellar career
Born in now Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, Amitabh Bachchan has four national film awards to his credit. Social activist Teji Bachchan was his mother and renowned Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan was his father.
He started his career in 1969 as one of the seven protagonists in the film Saat Hindustani. Many of his initial films did not perform well in his early days. Later, he featured in the crime-thriller film Zanjeer and created a space for himself. He was the new hero, the angry young man who broke stereotypes, was angry at the corrupt system and was willing to go all against it. Big B has since given hits such as Deewaar, Silsila, Yaraana, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum, Don, Baghban, Sholay, Shehenshaah and Piku.
Big B has also been honoured with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
Most recently, he was seen in Rumi Jaffery’s Chehre. He was also seen in 102 Not Out and Gulaabo Sitaabo. Next, he has a few films lined up, including Brahmastra, Good Bye and The Intern remake.