Bhubaneswar: Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan will get the country’s highest film honour, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, conferred for his ‘outstanding contribution for the growth and development of Indian cinema’.
He is famous for his movies, Shahenshah, Sholay, Deewar, Zanjeer, Amar Akbar Anthony, Mard, Sarkar, Agnipath, Bhootnath, Mahaan, Satte Pe Satta, Mr Natwarlal, Lawaaris, Anand, Coolie and Don and many more.
10 Interesting Facts About Big B
- Big B had made his debut in 1969 with Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’s ‘Saat Hindustani’.
- Amitabh Bachchan tried to become a radio presenter before trying his luck in Bollywood but he was rejected by All India Radio, Delhi for his voice.
- He was also rejected during his first audition for films because he was too tall.
- Amitabh had 12 consecutive flops from 1969 to 1973 before delivering his first hit, ‘Zanjeer’.
- In 1982, Amitabh had a near death experience.The doctors and his family had lost hopes after he met with an accident on the sets of the movie ‘Coolie’.
- In the 90s, Amitabh Bachchan found himself almost bankrupt. He had to ask Yash Chopra for a job and then he was seen in ‘Mohabbatein’.
- Amitabh’s real last name is Srivastava but he uses his father’s pen name ‘Bachchan’ as his last name.
- Amitabh can write with both with his right as well as left hand.
- Though, he is not a singer, he has lent his voice in more than 20 films.
- In a poll conducted by BBC News, Amitabh Bachchan had won the title of ‘Actor of the Millennium’ by beating stars like Charlie Chaplin and Marlon Brando.