Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as a student had participated in college dramas and was always fond of acting. His mother, Teji Bachchan who had interest in the theatre business supported Bachchan. The person who played a key role in motivating Big B has been his younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan.
In the late60′s a reputed magazine had initiated a Talent Hunt Contest through which actor Rajesh Khanna got his break in movies. And then Ajitabh filled up a form for Big B next year and arranged his visit to Mumbai. But Senior Bachchan failed to make a mark!
After the failure in the contest, Amitabh faced many more disappointments as he tried his luck in Bollywood, he was blasted for his unconventional looks and lanky personality. Many directors termed him as ‘ladki’ because of his thin body and later Amitabh’s mother got a letter of recommendation from Mrs. Indra Gandhi, the then Prime Minister and a good friend of Teji Bachchan. Big B grabbed that opportunity and gave a stunning performance that won him the National award for Outstanding Debutante!