Fans of Indian cinema’s living legend, Amitabh Bachchan, gather outside his iconic Mumbai residence, Jalsa, on 12th October 2023 to catch a glimpse of the “Shahenshah” on his 81st birthday. Even Amitabh Ji Bachchan steps out to greet his well-wishers, a ritual he religiously follows. It’s a testament to his enduring popularity and the profound connection he shares with his admirers.
On this special day, we explore five compelling reasons why Amitabh Bachchan is adored more than ever, and why he remains a relevant and beloved figure in the world of entertainment.
1) Social Media Savvy and Witty Replies
In a world that’s increasingly digital, Amitabh Bachchan has seamlessly embraced social media. His Twitter account now called ‘X’, followed by millions, is a treasure trove of wisdom, candid moments, and his famously witty replies. His interaction with fans on platforms like Twitter not only provides a glimpse into his daily life but also showcases his humorous side. His connection with the digital generation is a testament to his adaptability and charm.
T 4792 – It is now 3:58 AM of the 8th of October and am still deciding to rest or not ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 7, 2023
2) Timeless Acting and Role Choices:
Amitabh Ji’s cinematic journey is a tapestry of remarkable roles and performances. From the “Angry Young Man” of the ’70s to the nuanced characters in contemporary cinema, he’s continued to surprise and inspire. His portrayal of a wide range of characters has not only kept him relevant but has also made him an enduring icon in the industry. The way he gracefully transitioned from one phase of his career to another, embracing his age, and choosing roles that resonate with the audience, is nothing short of remarkable.
3) Jalsa, Every Sunday:
For years now, Bachchan has maintained a heartwarming tradition known to fans far and wide. Every Sunday, like clockwork, he emerges from the gates of Jalsa to meet his well-wishers. This regular rendezvous is an embodiment of his deep appreciation for his admirers and a testament to the unbreakable bond he shares with them. It’s a simple act, but it speaks volumes about his humility and warmth.
4) Collaborations Beyond Age:
While he continues to shine in films, Amitabh Bachchan’s recent collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan for Everest Masala’s advertisement campaign is a prime example of his relevance cutting across generations. This dynamic duo brings an energy that bridges the gap between the old and the new in Bollywood, making it clear that age is just a number in the world of entertainment.
5) Philanthropy and Social Impact:
Amitabh Bachchan’s influence extends far beyond the realm of cinema. He’s not just an actor but a force for good. His association with numerous charitable causes, from Polio eradication to COVID-19 relief efforts, exemplifies his commitment to giving back to society. His presence amplifies these initiatives, and his dedication to making a positive impact is an inspiration to all.
As he continues to enchant us, he reminds us that the ageless magic of Amitabh Bachchan is a gift that keeps on giving.
Amitabh Bachchan upcoming movies
On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan will next be seen in Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon starrer Ganapath which will release on 20 October 2023.
Next in line, he will next be seen in Project K, now titled Kalki 2898 AD. The movie also stars Prabhas, Deepika Padukone and Kamaal Haasan. It is slated to release on 12 January 2024.
In addition, he will also star in Ribhu Dasgupta’s courtroom drama Section 84.