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A Birthday tribute to the ‘angry young man’ of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan! What can we say about him? What is there that everyone doesn’t already know? He isn’t just an actor but a Legend in Bollywood. His journey had its own share of ups and downs and everytime he hit a low, he came back on top with full force.

Amitabh Bachchan is a playback singer, television presenter, film producer, on and off politician and also the King of our hearts. He made his debut in Bollywood as a voice narrator in Bhuvan Shome. There is something about his deep voice. We just love it! If he wouldn’t be an actor, he would be a very successful voice narrator.

Post his stint as a voice narrator, he made his acting debut with Saat Hindustani which bombed at the box office. He was only a movie old but did not give up and worked harder and harder with every movie. Let me tell you guys, Amitabh Bachchan is not a quitter. His fourth film, Anand was a hit. Now, it was probably because of the Rajesh Khanna effect but Amitabh Bachchan got noticed and made his presence felt throughout the movie. Two movies later he gave another hit Guddi but his major breakthrough was with his portrayal of Inspector Vijay Khanna in Zanjeer. This is where he got the angry young man tag. The movie was declared as the highest grossing films of that year and as for Amitabh Bachchan, he was ‘the’ star.

He next played the role of an angry young man in Deewaar. His role again won him accolades from all over the industry. He tried different roles and worked with every actress and director. He flaunted his romantic side in movies like Silsila, Kabhi Kabhie and showed off his comic timing in movies likeChupke Chupke in 1975 and Amar Akbar Anthony.

Amitabh Bachchan went through a major meltdown when his company failed and his movies didn’t work. He kept coming back from his haitius and gave us hits like Shahensha and Hum but he wasn’t satisfied. In 2000 Amitabh Bachchan hosted the first season of KBC and life was never the same from then on. Amitabh Bachchan is the star everyone aspires to be. People still would prefer to see him in a movie rather than Abhishek Bachchan and that’s saying something. Kudos to his strength, hard work and efforts to keep up whatever he made.

Celebden Team wishes Amitabh Bachchan a very happy birthday!

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