WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 15, 2019, 06.50 PM
It's been 50 glorious years of listening to the powerful voice, of watching a supreme talent on screen entertain, enchant and enthrall the audience. Amitabh Bachchan, one of the greatest stars that India has ever seen made his debut 50 years back on this day in a film called 'Saath Hindustani' and the rest, as they say, is history.
To mark the special day, the superstar's son, actor Abhishek Bachchan shared a heart-warming note for his “dearest pa”.
Abhishek took to his Instagram account to share a photo of himself wearing a quirky grey sweatshirt which had Big B’s image and the word “icon” printed on it.Through his caption, the ‘Manmarziyaan’ actor reminded everyone of the hard work and dedication Big B has put in the last 50 years and how he is still devoted to his work despite being in his 70s.
“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,” he wrote alongside the picture.Abhishek also shared how today itself he learnt a really cool thing from the megastar. He wrote, “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.”
Abhishek was not the only one to wish Big B on this special day. His daughter, designer-author Shweta Nanda shared a throwback photo of the star and captioned it as 'Gold'. Shweta also designed the sweatshirt that Abhishek was seen wearing in his post, commemorating her father's special day and even tweeted a gif based on the actor.
The Shahenshah of Bollywood, started his journey 50 years ago on this day with his first film KA Abbas` ‘Saat Hindustani’. He went on to deliver some phenomenal performances in films including ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Satte Pe Satta’, ‘Don’, ‘Deewar’ ‘Suhaag’, ‘Anand’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Paa’ and ‘Black among many more.On the work front, Big B will be next seen in ‘Badla’ alongside Taapsee Pannu. The film is slated to release on March 8, 2019. He is also working on Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’.
Abhishek and Shweta Bahchcan took to social media to pay warm tribute to their father Amitabh Bachchan as he completed 50 years in Bollywood.