- “Walking into the 80th,” wrote Amitabh Bachchan
- He shared a collage of a few of his pics
- Amitabh Bachchan turned 79 on October 11 this year
Happy Birthday, Amitabh Bachchan. As the megastar turns a year older, cinema lovers and colleagues of the actor cannot wait to celebrate him. But as fans are flooding the Internet with wishes, posts and pictures for his 79th birthday, Big B – as he is fondly referred to by fans – is waiting to enter his eighties like a boss. Giving us a glimpse of just how he intends to welcome the new decade of his life, Amitabh Bachchan shared a picture on Instagram. In it, the actor is seen dressed impeccably, as always, in smart casual wear. One look at the photo and we are tempted to say “eighties is the new twenties.”
Sharing the picture, Amitabh Bachchan said in the caption, “Walking into the 80th.” The legendary actor’s daughter, author-entrepreneur Shweta Bachchan Nanda reminded him that he was still a year short of the eighties and wrote, “79th,” with a heart emoji. Shweta’s daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, made her approval for her granddad’s post clear with a high-five emoji. After all, Amitabh Bachchan is the walking definition of swag in the picture.
Even the who’s who of Bollywood could not stop raving about the new photo. A self-confessed Amitabh Bachchan fan, Ranveer Singh said, “Gangster.” Bhumi Pednekar also used the opportunity to wish the superstar. She wrote, “Swag. Happy birthday sir.”
Actress Aahana Kumra spoke for all of us when she said, “Not Naayak (The great actor).”
Several other noted names also shared their wishes for Amitabh Bachchan on the big day, on social media. Actor Ajay Devgn, who has worked with Amitabh Bachchan in the past, wrote, “Sir, looking at you through a different lens taught me what being a true artiste is. Happy Birthday dear Amitji.”
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) October 11, 2021
Actor Chiranjeevi, who worked with Amitabh Bachchan in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, said, “Wishing my beloved big brother, my forever guru, the one and only Amit Ji a very happy birthday. Many many happy returns. Health, happiness and more power to you Amit Ji!”
Wishing My Beloved Big Brother, My forever Guru, the One and Only Amit Ji @SrBachchan a very Happy Birthday. Many Many Happy Returns!! Health, Happiness and More Power to You Amit ji!!???? pic.twitter.com/h3Q5wyrB4n
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) October 11, 2021
Amitabh Bachchan was born in 1942 to the renowned Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. Following his debut in 1969 with Saath Hindustani, Amitabh Bachchan went on to become India’s favourite “angry young man” with films like Zanjeer and Deewar. At 79, the actor continues to be one of the most sought-after performers in the world, reinventing himself and his craft with each role that he chooses to do.