Amitabh on his birthday: News of big celebration for my 75th incorrect
When the longest serving superstar of Bollywood (read Amitabh Bachchan) turns 75, it's only natural for his fans and the media to go overboard with expectations. Some have gone a step further and even announced his birthday plans. Plans that Bachchan himself knew nothing about. In a series of tweets the megastar has rubbished these reports.
In yet another series of tweets in August this year, the Shahenshah had made it clear that he won’t allow, acknowledge or endorse any celebration for his diamond birth anniversary.
Since this would be a milestone birthday for Senior Bachchan one would expect a grand party to say the least. But Big B has declined in his blogpost as well, “Many threaten and plan a 75th celebration for my birth. May it be known that there shall be no such event, allowed or even acknowledged. May it be known that if there is such move by others, they must withdraw from it for I shall never acknowledge or endorse such… Be it family or Ef (extended family) or any other… it is not going to be with any consent. It shall only drive me to some isolated unknown location which shall never be known by any. Period!”
The reason is not yet clear but could it be because his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father Krishnaraj Rai passed away in March this year after a prolonged illness. In Hinduism the family in mourning abstains from marriages, festivals and important events for a year and perhaps that's why Bachchan wants to keep away from his 75th birthday celebrations.
Having said that, It's not just the birthday, the Bachchans wouldn't be celebrating Diwali either. Here's what Big B's tweet had to say.
“India thrash Australia in T20, Pink Panthers' extraordinary convincing win, thunderstorm cancels shoot, 30 million on Twitter, and just for your information... no Diwali celebration this year.”
On the work front the veteran actor has two films in his kitty, Thugs of Hindostan and 102 Not Out. Currently he is also hosting the 9th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.