Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in Bollywood

Amitabh Bachchan, the star of the millennium has completed 50 years in Bollywood, Abhishek Bachchan shares an inspirational post.

Big B started his filmy career in 1969 by making his acting debut in a film called Saat Hindustani.

Over a span of five decades, Mr. Bachchan has won National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, other competitive awards, and has been bestowed with several honours for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Amul pays tribute to the legendary Bachchan with a sketch titled, “Tab bhi B, Ab bhi B – makes every jubilee golden”. The sketch shows Bachchan from the 1978 blockbuster, ‘Don’, and the other one from his recent film ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ (unfortunately the movie didn’t do well at the box-office).


Here’s what son Abhishek Bachchan wrote on his instagram account, “ICON! To me, he’s so much more. My father, best friend, guide, best critic, greatest support, idol….. HERO! 50 years today he started his journey in films. Even today, his passion and love for his craft and work is the same as I’m sure it was on the first day. Dearest Pa, today we celebrate you, your talent, your passion, your brilliance and your immense influence. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the next 50 years. The coolest thing he taught me today….As I went, in the morning to wish him for completing 50 years of being an actor and to tell him that I was leaving for work- I asked him where he was all ready to go to? He said….. To work!.”

‘It requires a lot of determination, willpower and patience to manage the ups and downs of an unpredictable film career, combined with health issues and a failed business venture.’

“Taking a break from acting was a mistake (although it did not feel like failure), I should not have stayed away from the camera as everyday is a learning process,”
Amitabh Bachchan took a sabbatical from acting (between 1984 and 1987) after Amitabh suffered a severe injury on the sets of Coolie.

Amitabh had to face financial failure and bankruptcy after his production company Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd. (ABCL) failed. At that time, Amitabh had no films and no money, and was hounded by creditors and their legal cases.

“So, you sit back and think ‘What can I do?’ You are an actor. Go back to acting so, that’s what I did,” Amitabh went to Yash Chopra asking for a job and that is how he got Mohabbatein. Did it hurt his ego? “I have never been able to understand what ego is, so it’s ok with me. If I don’t have a job, I will go and tell somebody and if I need a job, I will ask for it.”

“What is to guarantee that wherever I travel, I will rejuvenate? I could be sitting at one place right now and I could be rejuvenating right here, right now,” When Amitabh Bachchan when asked how he stays rejuvenated without travelling.

“Dilip Kumar’s contribution is immense. Amitabh continued Dilip Kumar’s tradition and bettered that school of acting. I consider him a better actor to Dilip Kumar because he sustained it longer. He’s proved himself capable of playing all sorts of parts. I just wish he’d backed more than popcorn movies. He was in a position to change the industry. Obviously, he didn’t want to. But there’s no denying his greatness as an actor,” Naseeruddin Shah