The Big B, the living legend of Bollywood has turned 75 years old and we just can’t keep calm about it. The effortless actor has enthralled us with his superior performances over the years. From Zanjeer to Piku and Pink; Amitabh Bachchan has inspired and entertained an entire generation.
Looking at his love for cinema, it’s unlikely that the 75-year old actor is going to take a break anytime soon. Here are some 5 unknown amazing facts of the National Award Winner, you probably didn’t know about:
Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic Vijay Dinanath Chauhan became a rage overnight. A little known fact is, Amitabh Bachchan played a character with the name Vijay in over 20 movies in his career so far.
Yes, Big B is one of the few actors who has a special temple dedicated to him.
Big B’s fame is not limited to India. Did you know, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was named Actor of the Millennium ahead of stalwarts such as Charles Chaplin, Marlon Brando and Sir Laurence Olivier.
A career as an actor happened by chance to him as he wanted to be an Air Force Pilot. He also wanted to be an engineer in his early days.
If you thought Amitabh enjoys special security only in India, then you are mistaken. Afghanistan once used half of its Air-Force to protect Big B, while he had gone to the country for the shoot of his movie – Khuda Gawah!
Here’s wishing Mr. Bachchan a very happy birthday!
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