You’ve probably heard of him. Amitabh Bachchan? Yep, that’s the guy! Although born as Amitabh Srivastava, he’s now a global sensation, lovingly called the “mahanayak” (big-time actor) of Bollywood. Everywhere you turn, from Mumbai to Manhattan, folks are singing his praises. And, boy, has he earned it!
Way back in ’69 – feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? – our man Amitabh was honored with the National Film Award for Best Newcomer. And guess for which flick? “Saat Hindustani.” Just like that, a star was born.
Now, let’s fast forward a bit. His fan club? Oh, it’s mammoth! I mean, the dude’s got followers that treat him nearly like a god. Take a stroll by his home, and you’ll see a sea of adoring fans, holding posters and shouting out to him. They’d probably stand there for days, rain or shine, just for a split second with the legend. Every once in a blue moon, Amitabh, our very own Sholay sensation, pops out to share a moment with them.
And today? Well, it was their lucky day! Those gathered at Jalsa got more than they bargained for. There’s this clip going around – have you seen it? Big B, as many call him, stands at his home’s edge, waving and nodding at his dedicated fans. He’s decked out in some snazzy blue sportswear, looking dapper as always. But then, with rain clouds looming, he’s like, “Better scoot before you all get drenched!” As he heads back in, the internet’s buzzing. Fans are gushing, calling him the real “Don.” Some comments? “No one holds a candle to you, Mr. Bachchan!” and “The one and only, Big B.”
Currently, when he’s not basking in fan love, he’s hosting that wildly popular TV show – you know the one – “Kaun Banega Crorepati.” And let’s not forget his dazzling role in 2022’s fantasy action-adventure, “Brahmāstra: Part One- Shiva.” Teaming up with big names like Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, Amitabh still managed to shine brightest.
And if acting wasn’t enough, this guy can sing! Ever heard “Piddly” from “Shamitabh” or “Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap” from, well, “Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap”? Yep, that’s his voice serenading you. Hats off to this multi-talented gem of Bollywood!