The legendary Amitabh Bahchcan turns 69 today and even at this age, ‘Big B’ or ‘Amitji’ as he is fondly called by fans and industry folks, is busier than actors who are 30 years younger!
Talking to the media on his birthday, the actor said “As an actor I want to be challenged. I want to do different roles, I don’t have the burden of the leading man and therefore there is no burden of commercial success riding on me. Now, there are other leading contenders associated with me in the film, so they bear the burden. Yes I am also partially responsible for the film but I get the opportunity to play different roles.”
He also added that he is extremely pleased with the way the film industry is heading “I just hope to keep getting the opportunity to do good work with good people. I am now many years older than the current generation, so when I go to the sets then I feel a little weird. As there is an age difference of 30 to 40 years, which feels weird when compared to the average age on the sets that is between 25 to 30 years and I now entering the 70s. But I feel extremely happy on seeing their zeal and talent.”
From the entire Indicine Team, we wish Amitji a very Happy Birthday.