New Delhi: Born on October 11, 1942 to beloved Awadhi-poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan turned 76 on Thursday.
Although Bachchan took to his Twitter account to thank his fans for their wishes, unlike other Bollywood stars, Big B will not have a big bash with the who’s who of Bollywood attending. Reports suggest, he won’t be celebrating it with his family as well.
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, Amitabh Bachchan’s decision to not celebrate his birthday is because of the recent demise of his daughter Shweta Nanda’s father-in-law Rajan Nanda. The report also revealed that Amitabh Bachchan was also deeply saddened by the demise of Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna Raj Kapoor, recently, and consequently is in no mood for celebration.
“Shweta (the Big B’s daughter) lost her father-in-law Rajan Nanda a few months ago, while more recently Shweta’s mom-in-law Ritu Nanda lost her mother, the much-missed Krishna Raj Kapoor. On top of that one of Mr Bachchan’s favourite co-stars Rishi Kapoor has left for medical treatment in the US for a very serious ailment.” – a source told the Bollywood news portal.
Even though the actor is not celebrating his birthday, he gave his fans a great birthday gift. Team Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy presented the first look of Amitabh Bachchan from their film on Thursday. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi’s 151st film and Amitabh Bachchan has filmed a cameo for it.
On the poster, Big B sports an intense look and looks unrecognisable with the beard. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. The film is produced by Chiranjeevi ‘s actor son Ram Charan and is directed by Surender Reddy.
Meanwhile, Bachchan is awaiting the release of his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan on November 8. The actor, was also shooting for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra in Bulgaria with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. While Thugs of Hindostan will hit theatres, a day after Diwali on Nomvember 8, Brahmastra doesn’t release until next year.