Big B celebrated 80th birthday

On the work front, Amitabh’s latest release is ‘Good Bye’. He will next be seen in ‘Uunchaai’, which also stars Parineeti Chopra…reports Asian Lite News

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 80 today, has shared that another 365 days have begun for him and thanked everyone for showering him with love and care.

The cine icon took to his blog and wrote: “And another 365 .. and another begins .. as do many other begins .. beginnings are required .. they provide ends .. and ends need love and grace and care to be accomplished ..”

He then thanked all his fans, whom he lovingly calls his extended family or EF, for showering him with all the love he has received.

“It is impossible for me to even attempt what your love and affection means to me .. so I fold my hands and pray for all in the spirit of generous gratitude.”

Known as the Shehnshah of Bollywood, Amitabh is regarded as one of the most successful and influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. He has worked in over 100 films and has even lent his iconic baritone voice for several songs in Hindi movies.

On the work front, Amitabh’s latest release is ‘Good Bye’. He will next be seen in ‘Uunchaai’, which also stars Parineeti Chopra.

‘He always inspired me’

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth joined several stars from South in wishing Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan a very happy birthay as the Shahenshah of Bollywood turned 80 on Tuesday.

Big B is someone who has always inspired me, says Rajinikanth.

Taking to Twitter, Rajinikanth, who has been good friends with the Bollywood legend, wrote: “The legend… Someone who has inspired me always. The one true sensation and superhero of our glorious Indian film fraternity enters 80. Happy birthday my dearest and most respected Amitabh ji. With lots of love and best regards always.”

Rajinikanth wasn’t the only star from the south to say that he had been inspired by the legend.

Telugu star Ram Charan, who is also the son of Megastar Chiranjeevi, too wished the legend on the occasion of his birthday and said that he too had been inspired by him.

Ram Charan tweeted: “Happy Birthday Bachchan Garu! Thank you for being an institution of acting and goodwill. Always inspired by you!”

Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly too was among the first to wish Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter. Posting a picture of himself with Amitabh Bachchan, he tweeted: “Happy Birthday Sir, wishing you a long life ahead and many more blockbusters ahead.”

Wishes pour in

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin, Telugu Superstar Chiranjeevi and Malayalam Superstar Mammootty were among those who joined scores of people from across the country in wishing Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan a happy birthday on Tuesday.

Taking to Twitter, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister wrote: “Wishing a very happy birthday to the living legend and the most iconic star of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan, who is turning 80 today.”

“May your trademark artistic characteristics continue to influence Indian cinema in future as well and enthrall the audience for many more decades.”

Telugu Superstar Chiranjeevi, who has worked with Amitabh Bachchan, in his birthday tweet, said: “Happy 80th birthday my beloved Guruji Amitabh Bachchan sir! May the Almighty grant you good health, strength and every wish that you would ever have.”

“You are the Everest among us artistes and we are in eternal awe of your talent and your accomplishments. More power to you Amit ji!”

Actor Mammootty too greeted the Indian film legend on Twitter. He wrote: “Happy Birthday Dear Amithji. Stay Healthy and Blessed.”

TN CM M K Stalin, Superstars Chiranjeevi, Mammootty wish Big B on b’day

Anand Pandit pledges meals for 8,000 children

As it is megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday today, his friend and producer Anand Pandit “wanted to celebrate this momentous day with a special gesture”. He has pledged to distribute 8000 meals in orphanages across Mumbai and Gujarat. He will also be donating 800 hearing aids to senior citizens and kids in Mumbai.

He said: “At a time when most people would be content to wind down and enjoy the fruits of their labour, Mr Bachchan is at the peak of his powers as an actor and continues to strike awe in the hearts of his millions of fans. Completing eight ‘parikramas’ around the earth with such joy and magnificence is no small milestone and I wanted to make a special gesture to celebrate this momentous day.”

To mark Big B’s birthday, Pandit has pledged to distribute and donate to the needy. He explains the motive behind this gesture:

Anand Pandit(twitter)

“As a fan, I watched every Bachchan film on the big screen and then had the privilege of working with him in couple of films. What I have learnt from observing him is that human-beings have immense power to not just achieve extraordinary success for themselves but to also inspire others to dream big and achieve unimaginable glory.”

“The impact he has had on others through his life and work is immeasurable and I wanted to pay tribute to the man and his legacy by making this gesture.”

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