"Amitabh Bachchan turns 78; film industry veterans across India wish the megastar on his birthday".
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 78th birthday on Sunday. On that occasion, fans and celebrities have flooded social media with adorable birthday messages for their favourite superstar.
Big B, who made his debut in Bollywood with 1969 film 'Saat Hindustani’, has featured in more than 200 films till date. Not only Bollywood but Amitabh Bachchan has also starred in many regional films. Apart from several prestigious awards for his contribution to the film industry, he was also honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian honour in 2015.
Several eminent personalities from the Indian film industry extended their wishes on Twitter for the ‘Sholay’ actor.
Malayalam film superstar Mohanlal wrote, “A true gem of the Indian Cinema! Happy Birthday, SrBachchan ji. Love and prayers. #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan”
Tamil film superstar Kamal Haasan wrote, “Growing taller in stature every year through his body of work, Amitji SrBachchan always remains a dear friend. An inspiration loved by generations of Indians, I wish him many more years of health and happiness.”
Telugu film superstar Mahesh Babu wrote, “Wishing the living legend SrBachchan a very Happy Birthday. You’re an inspiration for me and a million others around the world. Happiness and good health always sir”
Hindi film superstar Ajay Devgn who shared screen space with Bachchan in several films wrote, “Many happy returns of the day dear Amitji. Prayers and best wishes for a great year ahead Sir Amitabh Bachchan”
Telugu film superstar Prabhas who is going to share screen space with Bachchan in Nag Ashwin’s upcoming film wrote, “Many many happy returns of the day to the legendary Amitabh Bachchan sir. Thank you for inspiring us all!”
Malayalam film superstar Mammootty wrote, “Happy Birthday Amitabh Sir SrBachchan #AmitabhBachchan”
Neha Dhupia took to Instagram to wish the legendary star on his birthday. She shared a monochromatic picture of the two and wrote, “Happy birthday Bachchan Saab ... dher saara pyaar sir Amitabh Bachchan.... #oneandonly #legend.”
Ayushmann Khurrana wished Amitabh Bachchan by sharing a still from their film ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ on Instagram. He also penned a birthday note for him.
Sidharth Malhotra wrote on Twitter, “Wishing you a very happy birthday SrBachchan sir. I’ll always be a huge fan!"
“From being your fan (will always be) to having the privilege of sharing screen space with you... It’s been like a surreal experience just knowing you. Your aura and persona still leave me awestruck. Wishing you great health, love, and success always. Happy birthday, Amitji! We love you Amitabh Bachchan #HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan #legend #birthday #gratitude #wishes”, Shilpa Shetty Kundra wished the actor on her Instagram handles.
Kiara Advani wrote, “Happiest Birthday to the one and only SrBachchan Sir! God bless you always”
Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan posted a thank you post on his Instagram handle. He wrote, “your generosity and love be the greatest gift for me for the 11th .. I cannot possibly ask for more (sic)”.
Amitabh Bachchan has featured in notable film such as ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Don’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Kaala Patthar’ ‘Agneepath’ ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’, ‘Khakee’ ‘Sarkar’, ‘Paa’, ‘Black’, ‘Pink’, ‘Piku’ and many others in fifty year-long glorious film career.
There is no stopping him at the age of 78 as he is currently shooting for the reality quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12’. He will also feature in a number of films which include Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Jhund’, Nag Ashwin’s untitled film, Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, and Rumi Jaffery’s ‘Chehre’.