Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the latter celebrates his 74th birthday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took to micro blogging platform, Twitter, to share his greetings for Bollywood’s Big B. PM Modi wrote, “Dear SrBachchan (Amitabh Bachchan), wishing you a very happy birthday. Your versatility and humility has many admirers. Praying for your long and healthy life.”
In 2015, Bachchan was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s highest civilian honour, and Knight of the Legion of Honour by France in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema.
Amitabh Bachchan has starred in many superhit films films like Deewar, Zanjeer, Sholay, Don, Black, Sarkar, Agneepath, Paa, Piku and Pink in his illustrious career.
Bollywood director-producer Karan Johar wrote, “To the LEGEND…the best who is an inspiration to every generation!!!! Happy birthday Amit uncle @SrBachchan ….you are the BEST.”
“There are heroes & then there are Legends!! Happy birthday legend Sr, Bachchan,” wrote Bollywood director Farah Khan.
Shoojit Sircar, who has worked with Big B in two of his latest best films, Pink and Piku, tweeted, “Happy Birthday to the most humble and respectful man & artiste @SrBachchan :)) He turns 15 year old today:)” and we can’t agree more with him as he works 24/7, and yes, he really does.
In 2016, he had three releases Wazir, Te3n and Pink, and though only one of them, Pink, became a huge success, which made up for the failure of other two.
His father Harisvanshrai Bachchan was a renowned Hindi poet; mother Teji Bachchan was a close associate of the Nehru-Gandhi family but he had to face lot of hardships to attain stardom in his career that spans more than four decades now.
It took Bachchan a wait of 13 flops to finally get a break in the film industry as a lead hero, thanks to Prakash Mehra’s action film Zanjeer.
As usual, former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag wishes Sr Bachchan on his birthday, in his own style.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 11, 2016