It is 11th October and it is the birthday of the legendary actor, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. I guess I don’t have to explain who he is as the world has recognized him with several reputed honors. Let us read some of his facts which may or may be not unknown to many of us. The first fact is that they are about our very own ‘The Amitabh Bachchan’!
I was so excited and happy while writing these, now it’s your turn to go through the same feelings while reading:
1. The megastar with a lavish stardom is not only a vegetarian, but a teetotaler too!
2. His love affair with Bollywood beauty queen Rekha has been talked about since decades now, apparently, it is widely believed that The Megastar and the actress still meet secretly!
3. In 2001, Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the ‘Actor of the Century’ award at an Alexandria Film Festival in Egypt.
4. Working together in their last movie Silsila, the new BollyBuzz is that the Rekha-Amitabh will be seen on screen after 33 years in R Balki’s Shamitabh.
5. He is known for his exemplary reputation and personality he carries, but the world connected him with the 1984 Sikh riots for spreading hatred towards Sikh community.
6. Though not proved, it is said that actor was involved in Bofor’s scandal which shocked the country.
7. The megastar was a very good friend with Rajiv Gandhi. Because of this, when Sonia Gnadhi came to India to get married to Rajiv gandhi, she stayed at the Bachchan residence for a few weeks.
8. The first ever salary of the legendary star was 500 rupees.
9. ‘Zanjeer’ was his first hit film, before that he did as many as 12 flop movies.
10. ‘Supremo’ , an Indian comic character is no one else, but our own Amitabh Bachchan.
11. The simple living superstar owns 11 luxurious cars, Lexus being his favorite.
12. During his struggling days in the Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan had spent a few nights on a bench at Marine Drive, Mumbai.
13. The often acknowledged supremo for his baritone voice saw two rejections from the All India Radio. Ameen Sayani, radio ace, turned him down too in Mumbai.
14. His favorite screen name is Vijay which you must have heard in more than 20 movies.
15. During the shooting of Khuda Gawah, the then Afghani president provided Amitabh with an air force for protection. It was the most watched Indian film in the history of Afghanistan.
16. While Rekha openly declared her fondness for Big B in many of her interviews but ever since the couple’s break-up, Amitji has never mentioned anything about Rekha.
17. On October 31, 2006, he shocked the unit of Shootout at Lokhandwala by recording 23 scenes in 5 hours!
18. Big B has a passion for collecting watches. It is said he never repeats his watches. His favourite brand is Longines, which costs about Rs 2 lakhs.
19. Both his bungalows – Pratiksha and Jalsa are worth Rs. 160 crore together. What interests me more is that Jalsa is a gift by someone to the actor.
20. According to one of the ad experts, a company once paid him Rs 10 crore for 10 days. That’s Rs. 7,000 per minute!
It is found that the actor has a asthma problem and a rare muscular disorder known as Myasthenia Gravis. To this, let’s wish him a very happy birthday which may bring years of healthy, safe and a prosperous life. :)