INDIA: The actor of the Millennium, Amitabh Bachchan, turned 80. The most popular actor in Hindi cinema has been working for over five decades now.
His charisma has continued to spread widely since he made his Bollywood debut in 1969 with Saat Hindustani. Several well-known people wish the award-winning actor a happy birthday.
PM Modi took to Twitter to wish the A-list actor a happy birthday. He wrote, “A very happy 80th birthday to Amitabh Bachchan Ji. He is one of India’s most remarkable film personalities who has enthralled and entertained audiences across generations. May he lead a long and healthy life. @SrBachchan”.
Famous Bollywood director, Karan Johar, penned down a heartfelt note for his mentor and admirer, Big B. He wrote, “Amitabh Bachchan is not just an institution, a legend, a masterclass in acting… he is a feeling! A sensation that transports us back to the first time we whistled and clapped for a celebrity, applauded a punchline, or danced in the aisles of a movie theater…A sensation that taught us what a HERO in film is and must always be…A sensation that will live on in our memories of cinema…I feel blessed to have my name as director in his voluminous and stunning filmography. I am blessed to have grown up in front of him and even at age 5, to have felt the thump of his stardom when he walked into a room… There will be artists and megastars and celluloid masters in Indian cinema, but there will never be another Amitabh Bachchan… Happy Birthday, Amit Uncle… This decade, like every other, will be yours.” KJo ended the note with a folded hand emoji.
Ajay Devgn also opted to his Twitter and wished Bachchan by posting an old video where he introduced Amitabh Ji as a person who needs no introduction and wrote, “Happy 80th birthday, Amitabh Bachchan! I wish you a splendid year ahead, sir. You’re actually way ahead of the rest of us, and we’re just trying to keep up with the best – YOU.”
Alongside, prominent filmmaker and director Shubash Ghai wished Amitabh Bachchan over Twitter and wrote, “A very happy birthday dear Amit Ji. He is a man whom I always admire for his constant striving for excellence as an actor and a person both. He is a genuine achiever today in a real sense and is the greatest performer in Indian cinema. God bless you. “Healthy, long life Amit ji”.
The stardom of the actor is endless, and actor Ananya Panday dedicated a reel to Bachchan ji. The video gives glimpses of Amitabh’s renowned movie, “Amar Akbar Anthony,” playing in cinemas along with her posing opposite her father, Chunky Panday, alongside Amitabh’s poster.
Ananya also penned a long note expressing her love and fondness for Amitabh as an actor and how she admires watching his films.