Amitabh Bachchan Clocks 50 Years As An Actor. 'Fan' Abhishek Wrote This

"Several generations of cinema lovers get to say we lived in the times of Bachchan!" Abhishek Bachchan wrote on Instagram

Amitabh Bachchan Clocks 50 Years As An Actor. 'Fan' Abhishek Wrote This

Amitabh Bachchan in a throwback photo (courtesy bachchan)

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The name Amitabh Bachchan flashed in the theatre screens for the first time on this date, 50 years ago, as Big B made his debut with 1969 film Saat Hindustani. Amitabh Bachchan, who just clocked 50 years in the film industry, was paid a heart-warming tribute by his son actor Abhishek Bachchan on Instagram, who celebrated the era of Bachchan with an Instagram post. Abhishek said that he composed the post: "Not just as a son, but as an actor and a fan..." and added: "We are all blessed to witness greatness! There is so much to admire, to learn and even more to appreciate. Several generations of cinema lovers get to say we lived in the times of Bachchan! Congratulations, Pa on completing 50 years in the film industry."

Abhishek wrapped his post with on an adorable note as he said: "We now await the next 50! Love you." In the hashtags, he added: "#50yrsofSaatHindustaani, #50yrsofBachchan" and "#GiveItUpForBachchan."

Read Abhishek Bachchan's full post here:

Karan Johar, who has worked with Amitabh Bachchan in films such as Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., posted a tweet of tribute for Big B:

Amitabh Bachchan was also wished by his "number one fan" Farhan Akhtar:

Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan wrote about undergoing check-ups and medical procedures at the hospital in a tweet and also in his blog post, in the wee hours of Thursday. Earlier in October, Big B was admitted to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital for a few days for routine check-ups.

February 15 was also a red-letter day for Amitabh Bachchan - that's the day, 50 years ago, he signed his first film Saat Hindustani. Which means, on February 15 this year, Abhishek and Shweta Bachchan Nanda celebrated Amitabh Bachchan's half-century in Bollywood in their own way. "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," Abhishek wrote on Instagram.

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. 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! . . . . #50yrsofBigB #amitabhbachchan #BigB

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Amitabh Bachchan will receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award - India's highest film honour - this year. The 76-year-old megastar has four Best Actor National Awards on his resume, the last of which he won for Piku. Big B currently appears on TV as the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11. Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in crime-thriller Badla and will next be seen in epic fantasy film Brahmastra.

Highlights

  • Big B's debut film 'Saat Hindustani' released in 1969
  • "Congratulations, Pa on completing 50 years," wrote Abhishek
  • "We now await the next 50," he added
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