Amitabh Bachchan, the name says it all. The global artist, who has been an inspiration to many in different walks of life, turns 80 on October 11 and his admirers all over the world can’t keep calm. His art has and still has a mesmerising effect on cinephiles. He is what many would dream of becoming one day.
Celebrating his birthday, film festivals are being organised all over India and tickets have been priced at Rs 80 so that everyone can relive the magic on the big screen. Celebrities too are excited. They talk about the Big B film they would like to see in theatres and why; and also shares a message for him on his birthday:
I want to wish Mr. Amitabh Bachchan a very Happy Birthday. He is a living legend who inspires every actor, every day. Looking at him purely confirms that passion never ages. I would love to watch his movie Satte Pe Satta. It is one of the most successful multi-starrers ever made. I find it entertaining every time I watch it! And my only wish is to work with him someday.
I had the pleasure of meeting Amit ji in Nepal again after I met him when I was 7 years old. He was shooting for Khuddar. I wish him the happiest of birthdays, good health and peace of mind. He is a legend for millions of us around the world. There is no one like him and I don’t believe there will be anyone with so much talent and star power like Amit ji. It’s not just about being an unbelievable actor, but about being so successful and so grounded. His humility is uncommon with actors of that calibre. He is simply amazing and everything about him is still easy enough to make anyone awe struck by his persona. I don’t think there will be anyone like Amit ji ever again. Words are not sufficient to describe his aura.