An Update On Amitabh Bachchan's Viral Thugs Of Hindostan 'Look' And Health

A picture, which fan clubs have claimed is that of Amitabh Bachchan from Thugs Of Hindostan, is apparently of an Afghan refugee

An Update On Amitabh Bachchan's Viral Thugs Of Hindostan 'Look' And Health

Amitabh Bachchan is filming Thugs Of Hindostan in Jodhpur. (Image courtesy: Amitabh Bachchan)


  • Big B recently complained of neck and back pain on the film set
  • A team of doctors, flown from Mumbai, is looking after him
  • Jaya Bachchan blamed the 'heavy costumes' for Big B's discomfort
New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan's Thugs Of Hindostan look revealed? - No, not yet. The 75-year-old actor is currently shooting for the Yash Raj Films financed project in Jodhpur and on Tuesday evening a picture, which fan clubs claimed is of the actor from the film went crazy viral. However, the now viral picture appears to be a portrait of an Afghan refugee, which has been attributed to photographer Steve McCurry. Last year, the picture was posted by the photographer on his unverified Instagram account and it was captioned: "I made this portrait of Shabuz, age 68, an Afghan refugee in Pakistan. Many Afghans use only one name." The same picture was not posted on Steve McCurry's verified Facebook page but it is available on his website.

Here's the photographer's post:

The authenticity of the portrait details cannot be verified but one thing's for sure, this is definitely not Amitabh Bachchan's 'latest picture.'

In other news, Amitabh Bachchan, who fell while filming Thugs Of Hindostan yesterday tweeted a health update. He said:

A team of doctors was flown to Jodhpur to look after Mr Bachchan on Tuesday. His wife Jaya Bachchan also told news agency IANS that Big B is "fine." She said: "He has pain in the back and neck. The costumes are very heavy, so, there's some pain. Otherwise, he is fine." Mr Bachchan wrote on his official blog: "I will rest and keep informed in process."

Mr Bachchan arrived in Jodhpur earlier this month for the filming of Thugs Of Hindostan, which also stars Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. Thugs Of Hindostan is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who also made Dhoom: 3 with Aamir and Katrina.

(With inputs from IANS)