Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
May 25, Friday 2018 11:55 PM       

       HEADLINES: Fisherman dies after boat falls over his head                                              LDF campaign vehicle attacked in Chengannur                                              Liny’s colleagues facing isolation because of Nipah scare                                              It’s not Canon Laws but IPC that’s applicable to Cardinal: Kemal Pasha                                              Nipah: UAE asks people to avoid unnecessary trips to Kerala                                              Kumaraswamy to face floor test today                                              This is the BJP’s slogan for Modi’s re-election in 2019                                              Help us restore democracy: Cong resorts to crowdfunding                                              K’taka: Kumaraswamy wins confidence vote amid BJP walkout                                              Strict punishment for Major Gogoi if found guilty: Army Chief                                              Here is why Trump, Stephen King blocked each other                                              Powerful cyclone churns in Arabian Sea toward Oman, Yemen                                              N Korea still willing to meet Trump                                              Dialogue efforts between US-N Korea to continue: Pompeo                                              Nikki Haley heckled at Houston University, video goes viral                                              Lankan cricketer Silva quits tour after father's murder                                              Devon Smith recalled to Windies squad for Lanka Test series                                              ICC prohibits wearing smart watches on field                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       MOVIES Next Article: I'm happy: Bhavana  
       Contemporaries, directors wish Bachchan on his 75th birthday
 
         Posted on :01:47:09 Oct 12, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:01:47:09 Oct 12, 2017
         Tags: Contemporaries, directors wish Bachchan on hi
 
Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan turned 75 today, celebrating the landmark birthday with his family in Maldives, while his colleagues and fans flooded social media platforms with congratulatory messages.
 
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to old friends like Shatrughan Sinha and Rishi Kapoor, everyone greeted Bachchan on his birthday.
 
"The affection of greeting for the 75th, displayed over several mediums, overwhelms me... a thank you shall never be enough," Bachchan tweeted.
 
The Prime Minister took to Twitter to wish Bachchan a long and healthy life.
 
"Happy birthday @SrBachchan! India is proud of his cinematic brilliance & support to many social causes. I pray for his long & healthy life," the PM tweeted.
 
The West Bengal Chief Minister also wished him on Twitter.
 
"A very Happy Birthday Amitji@Sr Bachchan. Health and happiness. Always," she tweeted.
 
'Bachchan at 75' is a milestone not just for the star, whose acting career continues to flourish 48 years after his first film, but also for the industry.
 
Actor-MP Shatrughan Sinha told PTI that he is proud of Bachchan's achievements as a friend and a contemporary.
 
"Whether you call us contemporaries or old friends, we have struggled together. I feel very proud of his achievements and success. He is very inspiring and a great role model for everyone. He is the most deserving actor and star after Rajesh Khanna. He deserves to be at the top.
 
"He has gone through a lean phase both health-wise and financially but he has always bounced back. He has sailed through difficulties and has got over it. He has the X-factor called luck," he said.
 
Sinha, who worked with Bachchan in films such as "Bombay to Goa", "Dostana", "Kaala Patthar" and "Shaan", believes the actor would make an "apt candidate" for the president of India.
 
"In Bollywood there are people who have got into politics and I think he is the apt candidate to become the president of India. I wish him long life, success and good health." 
 
Veteran actor Manoj Kumar also wished Bachchan on his birthday, recalling their first meeting when he was shooting for "Saajan". Bachchan had come to meet a producer.
 
What struck him most about Bachchan was his observant nature and dedication to his craft, he said.
 
"He is one actor who is a living legend, doing great work even today. No one can become Amitabh Bachchan just like that.
 
It requires that amount of dedication for the craft of acting.
 
His family has always stood by him and that's what one needs especially at testing times," Kumar told PTI.
 
The duo worked together in 1974's "Roti Kapda Aur Makaan".
 
Friend and co-star Rishi Kapoor, who will share screen space with Bachchan after 25 years in "102 Not Out", wished the actor on Twitter.
 
"Happy birthday dear Amitji. God bless," Kapoor tweeted with the poster of their film.
 
Superstar Aamir Khan, who is working with Bachchan for the first time in "Thugs of Hindostan", said it was a joy to collaborate with the veteran actor.
 
Aamir said, growing up, it was a magical experience to watch Bachchan's movies.
 
"It was an amazing experience watching Bachchan sir in cinema halls. His aura and powerhouse performances were magical. He had a complete hold on us as an entertainer. The sway that Bachchan had, I don't think it can be recreated.
 
"He had seven films running simultaneously in theatres.
 
He used to clash with himself. That was a different era. The stardom which Mr Bachchan has seen, none of us will ever see." 
 
Other filmmakers shared his sentiment.
 
Umesh Shukla, director of "102 Not Out", said Bachchan immediately agreed to do the movie when he approached him.
 
"He is so passionate about his work even today. He is the one actor who believes in doing homework... even after the shoot he thinks about scenes and sequences. This is commendable. He is a thorough professional, always on time," Shukla told PTI.
 
Bejoy Nambiar said working with Bachchan in "Wazir" was a humbling experience and he would love to collaborate with him again.
 
"In my limited career, I got to work with him. I feel humbled and fortunate. He is particular about his scenes.
 
There was a scene where he was on a wheelchair and had to turn back and look at Neil Nitin Mukesh.
 
"He turned it in a way where his shadow did fall half on Neil's face. So that's the amount of dedication and detailing he gives to his work," Nambiar told PTI.
 
Many other celebrities took to Twitter to wish Bachchan.
 
"I wish Amitabh Bachchan a very happy birthday... He has brought joy in the world through his personality and acting," melody queen Lata Mangeshkar tweeted.
 
"Happy Birthday to the Legend of Indian Cinema , many many good wishes to you @SrBachchan Sir Happy75thBirthdayABSir," South superstar Mohanlal tweeted.
 
Actor Ranveer Singh wished fans a "Happy Amitabh Bachchan Day" on Twitter.
 
"Happy birthday Amit uncle. Hoping this is the year you release the amazing music you played us on (this day)," Farhan Akhtar posted with a photo of him with Bachchan in a recording studio.
A A
       MOVIES
Next Article: I'm happy: Bhavana
 
 
MOVIES HEADLINES
Mammootty's advice that Praveena cherishes  
Suraj as Veerappa  
Again Rambha has special news to share  
Rajinikanth is truly inspiring: Huma Qureshi  
Anushka takes up Kohli's fitness challenge  
Salman pens song for 'Race 3', Atif, Iulia croon  
Happy Wedding Part 2  
Karl Marx Bhaktanayirunnu  
Stars, fans celebrate Mohanlal’s birthday  
Thrilling trailer of Mohanlal film Neerali is out  
Casting-couch is nothing new in Malayalam cinema: Madhu  
Release date of Mammootty’s ‘Raja 2' announced  
Malavika Sharma is heroine in Mohanlal-Surya film  
This is new Adaar song, pulsating with love  
Nayanthara as Palakkad Brahmin girl  
Mammootty again as police officer  
Wamiqa Gabbi is Prithviraj's heroine  
Dulquer film in Ernakulam  
Marykutty’s trailier is out (video), Jayasurya shows up in startling getup  
Dileesh, Shyam Pushkaran to start 'Working Class Hero'  
After Aadi, Jeethu Joseph again teams up with Super star  
Fahadh-Amal Neerad movie to head for Dubai  
Sony Pictures releases motion poster of Prithvi’s ‘Nine’  
Himesh Reshammiya to marry actress Sonia Kapoor  
'Bombshell of sorts': B-Town blesses newly-married Neha, Angad  
 
Will GST help decrease the petrol price?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy