Apart from his memorable performances on screen, Indian cinestar Amitabh Bachchan is also known for making style statements with designer jackets, suits, sherwanis, kurtas and pyjamas off screen. No wonder then that he was honoured with the 'Timeless Fashion Icon' accolade by Filmfare Glamour Style and Fashion.
Big B took to his official blog to share his views over the award ceremony held here Thursday.
"Filmfare Glamour Style and Fashion holds an award ceremony for the stylish and awards me with 'Timeless Fashion Icon'.
"Strange are the ways of life. From 'time' to 'timeless'. Time passed in one. Timeless recognition in another! Dear Lord...what prisms you put us through," Amitabh posted on srbachchan.tumblr.com.
The 72-year-old, who was known for his bell bottoms style in 1970s, was touched by the hugs he got from the young generation actors.
"An evening of warm embraces and love... Aditi Rao Hydari ... Tabu...Preity Zinta...Eliana deCruz...Karan Johar...Yuvraj Singh... And Akshay, Alia, Siddharth, Kareena, Shruti, Nargis Fakri and a host of others. The list and its respect is endless...it makes one so humble and honoured when the generation next gives its affection and love the way it does (sic)," he added.
He also pointed out the irony of life and the revelry around the event as he attended a funeral earlier that day.
"A dear friend passes away to inhabit his 'final' journey in Chennai and I travel there early morning to lend a hand and embrace, to those that mourn in the family... And then as you tear yourself away from the depths of remorse, you find yourself back in environs that depict the reverse- a celebration," he said.
Meanwhile, after garnering plaudits for his critically acclaimed performance in "Shamitabh", Amitabh is prepping up to regale cinema lovers with "Piku" and "Wazir" this year.