Amitabh Bachchan, who will turn 77 on October 11, revealed that he won’t be celebrating his birthday.
Amitabh Bachchan turns 77 on October 11, but the superstar is in no mood to celebrate his birthday this year.
“What is there to celebrate? It’s a day like any other. I’m grateful that I am still working, that my body is able to keep pace with my spirit,” he said, humbly urging his well-wishers to pray for his good health.
Big B recalled his childhood birthdays when his father, the late poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, would always compose and recite a poem for him.
“It was a family tradition. But this tradition took an entirely new definition when, after my near-fatal accident in 1984 (when he nearly lost his life after a shooting accident on the set of Coolie), my father recited a birthday poem. It was like a new life for me. While reading the poem, my father broke down. It was the only time I’ve seen him like that,” the veteran actor recalled.
Big B also said that things have changed over time, as far as birthday rituals go.
“My father’s poetry is much-missed, as is my mother’s excitement on that day. The annual ritual of cake-cutting no longer interests me. It has been replaced by a plate of dry fruits,” he said.
When asked if Amitabh has any unfulfilled dream, he said, “There’re so many! I want to play the piano. I want to learn many languages. I’d have liked to work with Guru Dutt.”
Talking about if he would love to remake one of his films for himself, Big B said, “None. What was to be done was done to those films. Why not look ahead?”