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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan will be turning a year older on the 11th of October, i.e. tomorrow. In a recent interview with IANS, Shahenshah opened up about his Birthday plans where he not only recalled his childhood birthday memories but also revealed what he misses the most.
While talking about his childhood birthday traditions, the 76-year-old actor recalled that his father and late father and poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan used to compose and recite a poem for him every year.
Big B shared, “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 a 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.”
“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 It has been replaced by a plate of dry fruits,” he added while talking about how times have changed.
Currently, the actor is in no mood to celebrate him turning a year older. When asked for the reason, Bachchan said, “What is there to celebrate? It's a day like any other. I'm grateful that I am still working, that my body is able to keep pace with my spirit.”
When asked if Amitabh has any unfulfilled dream, he said, "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."
Talking about if he would love to remake one of his films for himself, Big B said, "None. What was to be done was done to those films. Why not look ahead?"
On the work front, last seen in the recently releases Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy as Guru Gosayi Venkanna in a guest appearance, Big B will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, Chehre which also stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead and Shoojit Sircar’s rom-com Gulabo Sitabo, also starring Ayushmann Khurrana.
Recently, during an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Ayushmann opened up about his struggles while working with the Sr. Bachchan. The 34-year-old actor shared, “It wasn’t easy. Bachchan sahab and I have to fight throughout the film, but he’s such a professional. Truly a source of inspiration.”
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With Inputs from IANS