The legendary Amitabh Bachchan will turn 77 tomorrow, on October 11. One would expect the superstar to celebrate the occasion with all the pomp and grandeur. But the man himself begs to differ. Big B is in no mood to celebrate his birthday this year.
“What is there to celebrate? It’s a day like any other. I’m grateful that I still working, that my body is able to keep pace with my spirit,” Bachchan recently said, requesting his well-wishers to pray for his good health.
He recalled his birthdays during his childhood when his father, the late poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, would always compose and recite a poem for him. “It was a family tradition. But this tradition took an entirely new definition when, after my near-fatal accident in 1984 (when he nearly lost his life after a shooting accident on the set of Coolie), my father recited my birthday poem. It was like a new life for me. While reading the poem my father broke down. It was the only time I’ve seen him like that,” said the veteran actor remembering is father.
However, he feels that over the years, things have changed as far as his birthday rituals are concerned. He shares an interesting bit of info saying, “My father’s poetry is much-missed, as is my mother’s excitement on that day. The annual ritual of cake-cutting no longer interests me. It has been replaced by a plate of dry fruits.” Speaking about unfulfilled dreams, he says, “There are so many! I want to play the piano. I want to learn many languages. I’d have liked to work with Guru Dutt.” Also, he doesn’t want any of his films to be remade. He says, “What was to be done was done to those films. Why not look ahead?”
We agree with you Big B and wish you a healthy and happy life ahead…