Can you imagine Bollywood without Amitabh Bachchan? Clearly not! The legendary actor with his trademark baritone, the parted hair and that towering persona is pretty much a deity for Bollywood fans. They queue in outside his house in Mumbai every Sunday just for a glimpse of him, and if he is unwell, they pray for his well being just as if he were a family member. That’s the sway Big B holds on his fans. Have you ever wondered though, what would happen if he ever announced that he was retiring from the movies?
Don’t worry! Bachchan Sr. hasn’t done anything like that. Although, in his recent post on his Tumblr blog, the actor indicated that his body is already signalling that he should probably hang up his boots! Whaaaaaaat?
Big B is currently in Manali on a shooting schedule for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The movie stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna and even Shah Rukh Khan. Writing about the town he was shooting in Amitabh Bachchan put down a few lines:
“Tranquil… essence of the freshness… the winter feel, the purity hopefully of the air… and a rest after 5am to now…. There is great humility and joy of felicitations en route… the simplicity of the smaller town reigns supreme… as does the generous hospitality… we can never match their honesty and simplicity… thank you all those stop overs on the way here… a ride of almost 12 hours by car on roads under repair and roads of great smoothness and finesse….”
He then went on to write about how being in a new place with different weather and setting meant that once again his body would have to adjust to the new environment.
“…another new environ and another readjustment to room and its accoutrements…. I must retire… the head is thinking something else and the fingers another… its a message….”
The 77-year-old actor is one of the most hardworking in the business, and even his bedtimes would make any young person feel shocked! We can only fathom how he keeps himself so much on his toes even at this age! Of course, our minds would agree with what he says, that he must retire and rest. But our hearts? Now that’s a different story!