Updated: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:45:00 GMT
Birthday Special: Amitabh Bachchan

Big B turns 71



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It was on February 15, 1969, that "a tall, lean guy with intense eyes" walked the stairs of KA Abbas's office to sign his first movie, 'Saat Hindustani'.

"Struggles and uncertainties, successes and disappointments, accusations and controversies, ill health and months in hospital, all such a vivid kaleidoscope of moments, events, images simply unbelievable and unimaginable," blogs Amitabh. How true! Bachchan's life has had the quality of being, at once, a biography and a fairytale!

On his 71st birthday we present some rare facts from the glorious career of the megastar who still remains the tallest peak in Indian Cinema.

 

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