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21 Jun 2013
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Amitabh Bachchan Birthday Special: Interesting facts that you all should know about the senior Bachchan!

Amitabh Bachchan – popularly also known as ‘the angry young man’ of Bollywood turns a year older today! Yes, the legendary actor of B-town was born on October 11, 1942. The legendary star Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan celebrates his 74th birthday today. Amitabh has a huge fan following and he has gained lot of popularity in 70’s movies like Deewar and Zanjeer . The film industry took storm with Amitabh’s spectacular performances in the film industry.

Even today, watching his popular films like
Deewar, Silsila, Sholay and Zanjeer give an indescribable pleasure. Amitabh played the character of ‘Vijay’ which grabbed many National Awards as the best actor. He was further even honored by the Government of India with the Padma Shri award in 1984. He even received Padma Bhushan award in 2001 for his utmost contributions to the film industry. As the man of impeccable reputation, turns 74 today, we listed some interesting facts things, perhaps unknown, about our very own Amitabh Bachchan. ALSO READ: Amitabh Bachchan birthday special: 7 classic films of Bollywood’s most versatile actor

1. Amitabh and Rekha’s love affair:
Amitabh’s alleged love affair with Rekha has been talked about since a very long time now. Apparently, a lot of people still believe that Amitabh meets Rekha secretly even now.

2. While Rekha openly spoke about her fondness for Amitabh Bachchan in most of her interviews, he never mentioned her in any of his interviews.

3. It is said that Amitabh and Rekha apparently kept their relationship a hush hush affair until Rekha was heckled by an anonymous Bollywood actor.

4. As the two were secretive and publicly didn’t admit to have been dating each other, the duo often met at a bungalow that belonged to Rekha’s close friend.

5. The entire industry and the viewers were taken aback as the rumour of Rekha and Amitabh’s wedding broke out! The gorgeous actress grabbed many eyeballs as she was seen wearing a sindoor and mangalsutra at Rishi and Neetu Kapoor’s wedding.

6. Some of Amitabh’s famous movies with Rekha include Khoon Pasina, Suhaag and Silsila .

7. Amitabh’s passionate love affair with Rekha ended after Silsila which turned out to be their last film together.

8. Apparently, buzz is that the two will be seen together ‘on screen’ yet again after 33 years in R Balki’s Shamitabh.

9. The actor was accused of being a key conspirator of the ’84 Sikh riots. He was mainly accused to creating hatred towards the Sikh community.

10. It is said that the actor had a major role to play in the Bofors scandal, which shook the nation in 1980s.

11. Amitabh Bachchan was very good friends with Rajiv Gandhi and their friendship got him to run for seat in Congress.

12. His original surname was Srivastava, until his father adopted the pen name Bachchan. Ever since then, too stuck to this name.

13. His first ever salary was Rs. 500.

14. Prior to the success of his hit film Zanjeer, Bachchan saab managed to deliver as many as 20 flops.

15. Apparently, Amitabh is not very fond of the word ‘Bollywood,’ which is a commonly used term for the Hindi film industry.

16. All the Bachchan fans must be well aware of the fact that he is a pure vegetarian.

17. He loves visiting London and Switzerland.

18. The Shehenshah of Bollywood’s favourite actress is Waheeda Rehman. Till date, the actor has maintained that no Bollywood actress is as beautiful as her.

19. The actor who is famous across the globe, was named Actor of the Millenium in a BBC News Poll.

20. The mega star has been suffering from asthma since a very long time now.

21. Supremo, which is an Indian comic character, is based on him.

22. Amitabh has received the ‘Actor of the Century’ award way back in 2001.

23. Buzz is that he suffers from myasthenia gravis which is a rare muscular disorder.

24. Big B is extremely fond of suits by Gabbana who have been designing for him since more than 30 years now.

25. Another favourite brand of the legendary actor is Fratelli Rossetti, with prices starting from Rs. 35,000.

26. He owns 11 cars, Lexus being his favourite.

27. The cost of each tyre of his cars is Rs. 2.5 lakhs.

28. His bunglow Jalsa was gifted to him.

29. For Shootout at Lokhandwala (2006), the veteran actor took everyone by surprise as he shot of 23 scenes in just five hours!

30. It is said that his bunglows Pratiksha and Jalsa, put together would be worth Rs. 160 crores.

31. When he moved to Bombay to pursue his acting career, he was rejected several times as the film makers were looking for someone with fair skin.

32. The actor was at his all time low in 1999 as he went on to deliver four flops and incurring debt of over 90 crore rupees of his company ABCL. To make matters worse, after the defeat of the Congress party, Amitabh lost political support, and his credit rating just got worse and a leading nationalized bank, Canara Bank, sued him for outstanding loans.

33. Amitabh Bachchan has a double Master of Art degree.

34. Amitabh was one of the judges for the 1995 Miss World beauty pageant.

35. As we mentioned earlier, Big B hates the word Bollywood. He also dislikes the word Beti B, which is frequently used for his granddaughter
Aradhya .

36. Big B made his debut in Bollywood with Saat Hindustaani.

37. The superstar was paid Rs. 1000 for his first ever Bollywood venture.

38. His first Bollywood venture, Saat Hindustaani is his only black-and-white film.

39. Out of his several nicknames, Big B, AB Sr. and Angry Young Man are the most popular.

40. He is as tall as a skyscraper! His height is 74 inches (1.88 m), which makes him the tallest-ever top star in Bollywood.

41. Before making his Bollywood debut, Amitabh worked for a shipping firm in Calcutta.

42. Remember Sayali Bhagat, the actress who starred opposite Emraan Hashmi in The Train? She accused Amitabh of sexual harassment.

43. A lesser known fact is that Amitabh Bachchan loves collecting pens! The angry Young Man has a collection of more than thousand pens.

44. Collecting watches also interests him. He never wears the same watch twice!

45. It may be hard to believe the fact that the talented actor was out of work at the turn of the millennium. He called Yash Chopra for a project and that was when blockbuster hit Mohobattein happened.

46. Amitabh is ambidextrous. i.e he is able to use the right and left hands at equal ease.

47. Bachchan struggled through many roles until
Kaun Banega Crorepati happened in 2000.

48. It is estimated that Amitabh Bachchan’s salary is as much as eight crore per episode.

49. According to ad pundits, he got paid 10 crores for 10 days to feature in an ad; which means he charged Rs. 7000 per minute!

50. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001.

51. It was Kalyanji-Anandji who helped him in his struggling days.

52. When he was trying his luck in Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan had spent a few nights on a bench at Marine Drive.

53. He wanted to become an engineer and was keen on joining the Indian Air Force.

54. After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, he spread hate and anger in public by having a live telecast on Doordarshan.

55. The Angry young Man’s popular recording
Khoon Ka Badla Khoon Se Lengey went viral in those days.

56. He tried his luck at all India Radio where he got rejected by radio ace, Ameen Sayani.

57. The actor has played the character of Vijay in over 20 movies, which is his favourite character name.

58. Amitabh met the love of his life Jaya for the first time at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

59. In Mahaan , he played a triple role!

60. The actor has played more double roles than any other actor on the big screen.

61. Amitabh’s Khuda Gawah was the most watched film in Afghanistan.

62. In 2012, Amitabh Bachchan was given the honour to carry the Olympic torch during the last leg of its relay in London’s Southpark.

63. In 2011, the Bollywood star was accused of making derogatory remaks “with malicious intention” on the Holy Quran.

64. The lyrics of Rang Barse from Silsila have been penned down by his late father Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

65. The elderly Bachchan doesn’t know cooking. He tried to make omelette when he was living in New York but it was disastrous.

66. Amitabh was Salim-Javed’s first choice for
Mr. India .

67. Jackie shroff’s King Uncle was written keeping in mind Big B.

68. Amitabh was started being called Big B in late ‘90s, soon after his film Mrityudaata.

69. He is the only actor to have been nominated as the best actor for the maximum number of times.

70. His dialogue, “Pura naam, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, baap ka naam, Dinanath Chauhan, maa ka naam, Suhasini Chauhan, gaon Mandwa, umar chhattis saal” from Agneepath and “Don ko pakadna mushkil he nahi namumkin hai” from Don became very popular.

71. He has been acclaimed to be ‘bigger than any Hollywood star’ by popular actor Bruce Willis.

72. Want to know how rich the legendary actor is? Well, apparently the actor owns property worth Rs. 2,400 crore/ $ 400 million!

Over the years, Amitabh Bachchan has created a niche for himself in the heart of every movie buff. Here’s wishing the megastar a very Happy Birthday!

Amitabh Bachchan Birthday Special: Interesting facts that you all should know about the senior Bachchan! - India.com


30 Aug 2013
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Happy birthday big b

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