The Big Bachchan of Bollywood

By Pickle  November 21, 2019

The name Amitabh Bachchan is synonymous to Indian cinema. From acting, anchoring, singing to even lending his voice to various shows, the actor’s contribution to cinema has been immense in numerous ways. And even after 50 glorious years in the industry, the megastar continues to rule the roost. The Indian government will acknowledge Amitabh’s achievements and contribution to Bollywood at the upcoming international Film Festival in Goa by honouring him with the most coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award

by Poornima Bajwa Sharma

“Basically I am just another actor who loves his work and this thing about age exits only in media,” Amitabh Bachchan once shared in one of his interviews. Well, we can’t agree more as Amitabh is the only actor who is perhaps giving new age actors, a run for their money, even after spending so many years in this industry.

Big B started his film career in 1969 with the film Saat Hindustani, his only Black and White movie. The film was well received by the critics, who were bowled over by young Amitabh’s performance and declared him as the upcoming superstar on the block.

Cut to 2019, Big B is today a living legend and is busy doing equally good work. His recent films like Pink and Badla are testimony of his award-winning performances till date.

Besides conquering the film industry, Big B is the only actor who has been ruling the small screen too for almost two decades now. Ayiye deviyon aur sajjanon! hum aur aap khelte hain Kaunbanega crorepati” has been resonating in every household at night, since 3rd July 2000, till today.

From 13 million followers on Twitter to a separate Wikipedia page devoted only to the awards he has won, there are enough reasons why it has been suggested that Bollywood can certainly be called ‘Bachchan’!

The International Film Festival of India, slated to happen in Goa from November 20-28 this year, will be acknowledging all these glorious years of Amitabh Bachchan and his incredible contribution to the Indian cinema. The mega star will be hounoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award at the do that will also screen six films of the actor.

So, while, the entire industry and his ardent fans are looking forward to the special occasion where Amitabh Bachchan will add another feather to his cap, here’s a look at what his colleagues from the industry, have to say about him.

Amitabh Bachchan had already arrived. With hits like Zanjeer, Abhimaan and Nama Haram to his credit, the actor got an incredible push in his career when Ramesh Sippy casted him for his movie Sholay. The 1975 film is till date the biggest movie of Amitabh’s career and of the Indian cinema too. It was destined for Amitabh to be a part of such an iconic film as Sippy shared how he first thought of casting Shatrugan Sinha in the film. But since, he was already busy with other films, the role landed in Big B’s kitty. And rest, they say, is history! Big B and Sippy ruled again in 1980 with another blockbuster Shaan.

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