Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 75th birthday on 2020 with his acting skills and simplicity. Even at this age, there are many ups and downs in the life of Amitabh Bachchan who is active like other young actors. Despite that, he has been successful in making his acting life alive and active. Even now, Amitabh is equally active in television show Kaun Banega Crorepati, cinema, advertisement and other social work.
We are presenting some interesting but little known facts about the great hero Amitabh Bachchan.
Work at a salary of 800 per month:
Before entering the film world, Amitabh Bachchan worked as a radio presenter and executive in a shipping company in Kolkata. At that time, Amitabh used to get a salary of 800 rupees a month. He left his job in 1968 and came to Mumbai. Coming to Mumbai, Amitabh had a letter of recommendation from the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
On the basis of which he is said to have got work in seven Hindustani films. Amitabh also won a national award for the first time from that film.
Amitabh was removed from the film Goody:
Amitabh Bachchan initially played the lead role in Rishikesh Mukherjee’s film Guddi. Amitabh had also shot some scenes of the film. But later, Amitabh was removed from the film for not shooting the film. Later, Samit Banja was cast in the role.But with Rishikesh Mukherjee, Amitabh had worked in super hit films like Mili, Chupke Chupke and Abhiman.
First foreign trip after marriage with Jaya:
Amitabh and Jaya’s wedding took place a month before the release of their film Abhiman. During the shooting of the film Zanjeer, the producer had announced that if the film became a hit, all the actors would be taken abroad. After the film became a hit, Amitabh asked his father Haribansh Rai Bachchan for permission to take Jaya abroad, but after his father instructed her to take Jaya abroad only after marriage, the two got married and went on their first foreign trip.
Discussion about Rekha At Home:
In 1978, there was talk of Amitabh and Rekha’s love affair. After the headlines of all the newspapers and magazines became the love of Rekha and Amitabh, it was natural to be tense at home. But Jaya Bachchan was instrumental in easing the tension. Jaya had invited Rekha to her house for dinner.
Calling Rekha home and treating her well, Jaya had talked a lot for a long time about showing her house, film and house behavior, but in the process, both of them did not talk about Amitabh. But when Jaya came to the gate of the house to say goodbye to Rekha and she clearly told Rekha that I will never leave Amitabh. Then the controversy came to a head.
Controversial in politics: Amitabh Bachchan
After the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984, Amitabh entered politics on the advice of Rajiv Gandhi. Amitabh had contested from the Lok Sabha seat of Allahabad and defeated Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, then considered the Chanakya of Indian politics. Amitabh was later convicted in the notorious Bofors scandal.
Double role in 15 films:
Amitabh Bachchan has played double roles in 15 films. Amitabh tied hands, court, sworn promises, Dunn, The Great Gambler, Patriotism, Satta Pe Satta, Bemisal, Mahan, Aakhri Rasta, Tufan, Badhe Mia Chhote Mia, Suryabansham, Lal Badshah, Hum Kaun Hai Gari Have acted in the role.
Rare citizenship in the French city of Duby:
In 2003, Amitabh Bachchan was granted honorary citizenship in the French city of Duby, a rare form of citizenship granted to a foreigner. The city of Duby has given the honor to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, first-time astronaut Yuri Gaga Rin and pop star Paul II.
Amitabh was seriously injured when actor Puneet Issar punched him during the shooting of the film Coolie. The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi also visited the Bridge Candy Hospital in Mumbai to meet Amitabh. At that time, Amitabh’s wife Jaya Bachchan used to walk 6 km from Bridge Candy Hospital to Siddhivinayak Temple every day and wish Amitabh good health.
Half of Afghanistan under Amitabh’s protection:
The then Afghan President Najibullah had deployed half of the Afghan security forces to protect Amitabh Bachchan who went to Afghanistan during the shooting of Mukul Anand’s film Khuda Gawah. Khuda Gawah is said to be the most hit film ever in Afghanistan.