Amitabh Bachchan completes 52 years in Bollywood, says ‘aaj hi ke din’

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(*52*) Amitabh Bachchan thanked his legion of followers on Monday as he accomplished 52 years in the movie trade. Bachchan fondly remembered the day he signed his debut movie, Saat Hindustani, in 1969. “Aaj hi ke din film industry mein pravesh kiya tha… Feb 15, 1969 .. 52 years !! aabhaar,” Bachchan tweeted in reply to a follower’s put up that celebrated his over five-decade lengthy journey in the films.

Three years in the past on the identical date, Bachchan had first shared with followers that he signed Saat Hindustani the day he arrived in Mumbai. “49 years ago I came to the city of dreams and signed my first film .. “Saat Hindustani’ on Feb 15, 1969,” the Gulabo Sitabo actor had tweeted on the time. The 78-year-old actor additionally mirrored on the landmark date in his weblog put up. Bachchan wrote that the date turned particular solely as a result of his followers, whom he calls “extended family”, remembered and celebrated it.

“As the night slips into the next day… it slips into the gap of 52 years of my commencement in the film world… a chapter that the very effective concerned and loving Ef remember and portray through their wishes and communications and artistic representations,” the actor wrote.

“It is most alluring to see and hear and read what they gift .. had they not it would have been just another day, one that was spent in the struggle of life.”

Saat Hindustani, written and directed by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, was an motion drama about seven Indians, who struggle to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule. The main forged additionally included Utpal Dutt, AK Hangal and Anwar Ali. Saat Hindustani launched in November 1969, marking Bachchan’s arrival on the large display screen.

After an acclaimed efficiency in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1971 poignant drama Anand and a spate of unsuccessful movies with Bombay to Goa (1972), Bachchan’s profession took a U-turn solely in 1973 with Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer. The movie was not solely an enormous box-office success but in addition established Bachchan’s picture as an indignant younger man, one which holds a robust recall worth even 4 many years later.

Bachchan stays Hindi movie trade’s tallest determine, courtesy his impeccable physique of labor and his capability to reinvent in accordance with the occasions. The actor dominated the movie trade throughout genres until early ’90s. It was solely when the three Khans- Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman- started to rise with youthful and modern tales that Bachchan lastly confronted competitors and slowed down his work.

Reeling beneath successive failures, together with shutting down of his manufacturing firm ABCL, Bachchan’s profession acquired a second life as he debuted on the small display screen with the sport present, Kaun Banega Crorepati, in 2000. The celebrity hasn’t seemed again since, as he continues to be related in each the films and on tv. In truth, he acquired three out of 4 National Awards throughout his second innings– Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black (2005), R Balki-directed Paa (2009) and Piku (2015), directed by Shoojit Sircar.

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