Big B as Amitabh Bachchan is lovingly known is one of the most-loved, revered and popular stars not only in Bollywood but with his innumerable fans back home and abroad. A true living legend, the megastar still continues to do more, be more and inspire with his active presence at an age when others retire and choose to be rather relegated
A legendary actor whose acting prowess has been known and appreciated far and wide not only in India but abroad as well, Amitabh Bachchan turned 75 on October 11, 2017 and it is a big day for celebrities, whether in the film fraternity, sports or even the Prime Minister of the country. Wishes are flowing from all quarters and Big B couldn’t have been more delighted. Senior Bachchan has reportedly left with his entire family including son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, little Aaradhya, daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda and her children Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya for a vacation in Maldives.
Mid-Day reports a source close to the Bachchan clan saying, “The entire Bachchan clan, including Shweta Bachchan Nanda and her children Navya Naveli and Agastya, will be heading out to Maldives on October 10. Abhishek and Aishwarya have planned a week-long celebration and supervised all the arrangements. Aaradhya has designed a special hand-painted card for her grandfather. They will ring in his birthday with fireworks, cake and wine.”
The social media, meanwhile, is flooded with wishes, praises and a wave of joy and reverence for the ‘God of Bollywood’ as he is being currently referred to in the social media networks.
Here is how celebs spoke about the megastar on his 75th Birthday:
Happy birthday @SrBachchan! India is proud of his cinematic brilliance & support to many social causes. I pray for his long & healthy life.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 11, 2017
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) October 11, 2017
Ranveer Singh has gone ahead and declared the day as ‘Amitabh Bachchan Day’.
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) October 10, 2017
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) October 11, 2017
— Maniesh Paul (@ManishPaul03) October 11, 2017
Why should the TV industry and cricketers stay behind then?
Happy birthday to The Master of the craft, dedication, determination, innovation and inspiration to the entire nation. @SrBachchan ???❤️?
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) October 10, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 10, 2017
Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar too joined the bandwagon and spoke to a leading news agency about how he is inspired by the humility of the great actor, TV Presenter and a renowned name in the entertainment industry, Amitabh Bachchan.
“My father had first pointed out the humble nature of Amitji. I was too young to understand this aspect then but have been struck by his humility every time I have met him,” adding, “His hunger to achieve more is also admirable. Amitji keeps pushing the boundaries and reinventing himself.”
Further, today’s episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 9 (KBC 9) will witness Big B teary-eyed and delighted at the same time, giving his audiences and the KBC team special memories to cherish and also for the legendary actor to have some surprising heartfelt moments on the show.
Meanwhile, the family is all set to ring in a private ceremony for Big B who is, on the work front, busy with Thugs of Hindostan and will also be seen in 102 Not Out with Rishi Kapoor alongside his small screen appearance in KBC 9.
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