Amitabh Bachchan ringed in his 80th Birthday today: Amitabh Bachchan seems to have revived his younger days charm in the 80s. Even today, at the age of 80 he can give most of the younger stars, a run for their money.
He leaves his fans stumped every time he graces the cinema screens. He has been rewarded with the honourable Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his exceptional contribution to the Indian cinema in 2019.
The megastar actor still gets into the skin of the character, lives and breathes the character before giving his first take. The ‘Shahanshah’ of Bollywood has set an example before the budding actors that nothing precedes hard work. No sugar daddy, no Bollywood connections and not even huge bank balance can guarantee you a successful Bollywood career.
On Sr Bachchan’s 80th Birthday let’s look at 7 of his most iconic roles in Bollywood films that have left an indelible mark on our lives.
Debraj Sahai in ‘Black’
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Black’ is one of his recent films but deserves a mention in the space. The character of Debraj Sahai is known to be the most difficult parts ever played by the King of Hindi Cinema. Amitabh Bachchan enacted the role of an alcoholic teacher to a deaf, dumb and blind student played by Rani Mukherjee. The complexity of the character won him his 2nd National Award for the film.
Auro in ‘Paa’
Mr Bachchan essayed the role of a 13-year-old child who suffered from the rare genetic disorder called Progeria. Amitabh was seen alongside son Abhishek Bachchan and very talented actress Vidya Balan. The ‘Don’ actor was awarded his 3rd National Filmfare Award and 5th Filmfare Best Actor Award for the film.
Deepak Sehgal in ‘Pink’
‘Pink’ is one of the finest movies made in Hindi cinema. While the film essentially focuses on three girls who’re battling a hopeless rape case against a spoilt brat, Amitabh still manages to steal the limelight. He plays the role of a retired lawyer who decides to take the matter into his hands and fight for the innocent girls. His iconic face mask became a national symbol of protest when the movie came out.
Mr Bachchan is not a fabulous actor but he is also a doting father to Abhishek and Shweta Nanda, a loving grandfather to Navya Nanda and Aradhya Bachchan. He is known to share his personal life with a pinch of salt on his Twitter handle. This morning he shared a very warm thank you message for his fans across the globe.