Happy birthday, Amitabh Bachchan: At 69, the actor logs on to his fan base

Tue, October 11, 2011 12:01am UTC by 65 Comments
Happy birthday, Amitabh Bachchan: At 69, the actor logs on to his fan base

The actor says it’s a learning experience to get opinions from people through his blog and micro-blogging site

Superstar, megastar, star of the millennium – Amitabh Bachchan has been given many epithets in his four-decade long career in Bollywood. And the actor, who turns 69 Tuesday, is now trying to harness the online medium to reach out to his fans who’ve bestowed these epithets on him. Whether it’s Twitter, his blog or his voice blog, Amitabh is on a mission to connect with as many people as possible. After starting his blog in 2008, the Big B went on to start his voice blog called Bol Bachchan in 2010. He later joined micro-blogging site Twitter. Amitabh says connecting with his fans has helped him learn a lot. “I think social sites like the blog and Twitter are absolutely fabulous because they give you a chance to put your thoughts down and immediately get a response,” Amitabh said in an interview. “So in case you’re going wrong, you have the time to correct yourself, and in case you are right, you get an endorsement that you’re doing something correct. Most of the times, the opinions we get from people are brilliant…It’s learning (experience) for me.”

An avid blogger, Amitabh has regularly been sharing his personal and professional experiences with what he calls his “extended family”. Be it information about his ailments or the soon-to-be-a-granddad status, he keeps everyone up-to-date with the latest in his life. “When those that connect with me on the mobile or on the hot seat and express their happiness of merely getting the opportunity to talk to me or to be in the same environ, it embarrasses me. But somewhere I feel happy at the justification,” Amitabh wrote on his blog. “For it is not something that brings me the joy of justification. It is the justification of the joy that I see in the eyes of the other. That for me is the moment of glory, if ever it could be called that,” he added.

Amitabh started his Bollywood career in 1969 with Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’ Saat Hindustani, but it was 1973 film Zanjeer that actually kick-started his film journey. Amitabh’s stint on game show Kaun Banega Crorepati has brought him closer to the people of real India. The latest season of the show sees a lot of contestants from the disadvantaged groups, for whom meeting their screen idol is a dream come true. The actor leaves no stone unturned to make his contestants feel special on the show. He happily obliges their demands and fulfills their wishes in whichever way he can.

Amitabh admits he is inspired by the way these contestants delightfully make things work despite adverse circumstances. “To learn of their struggles and their pains in making ends meet, to experience the efforts that they make despite adverse circumstances to reach out to those dependent on them, to touch upon subjects that we would in our normal existence overlook is not just enlightening but one that is filled with a huge amount of guilt. Guilt at not being able to do something for them,” said Amitabh.

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  • http://www.nasakadirect.com siddhant

    happy birth day sir

    • furqan malik

      wish you happy retrns of tha day sir!!

  • Arvind verma

    Wish you many happy returns of the day. Accept our hearty wishes on your birth day.

  • Harshada.

    Many many happy returns to the ONE N ONLY LEGEND OF THE CENTURY MR.AMITABH BACHCHANJI.WE all wish coming year would be greatest n happiest ever.MAY it BRING ALL THE HAPPINESS U ALWAYS DESERVE!HAPPY B’DAY…BIGGGGG BBBBBB.SOON BECOMING BIG DADDYYYY…

  • Bhavika

    MANY MANY RETURNS OF D DAY MR.AMITHBHJI U R DISEVERD ALWAYS HAPPINESS & CONGRETULATIONS FOR D soon BIIIIIIIG PAAAAAAA.

  • Bhavika

    Dua hai ki kaamyabi ke har
    shikhar pe aap hi ka nam hoga,
    Aapke har kadam par
    duniya ka salam hoga,
    himmat se mushkilo ka
    samana kiya,
    hamari dua hai ki aage bhi
    waqt aapka gulam hai,tha,aur hamesha rahega.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2UUUUUUUUUU.

  • stany menezes

    SIR MANY MANY RETURNS OF B DAY YOU ARE BIG B SIR

  • fahad

    Many Many Happy returns of the Day sir !!!!

    Incidentally i was also born on the same day .. :) :)

    So , I seek your Blessings :) :)

  • Asif Nawaj

    “Fly in the plane of ambition,
    and land on the airport of success,
    Luck is yours,
    wish is mine
    may ur future
    always shine. . .
    With LOTZ LOVE
    “Happy BIRTHDAY 2 YOU”.

  • PRIYANKA KAUSHAL

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR JI

  • IRFAN KHAN MOTIHARI

    Happy Birthday to Big B, Sadi k Mahanayak.
    Aap Jiyo Hazaaro Saal
    Saal k her ek din ho 50 Hazaar.

    May Almighty Allah give U power n strength to work for more 50 years in Bollywood.

    IRFAN
    9473021143

  • Shammi

    Dear Amitabh ji
    May God bless u wid a healthy, happy nd lonnnnng life wid success in every venture. Loads of wishes nd luck.

    Shammi

  • sachin

    Happy birthday big b
    my super hero big b

  • praveen

    gm big b many many happy returns of the day

  • vivek

    Happy birthday big b
    my super hero big b

    from-9822394715

  • Shammi

    Dear Amitabh ji

    May God bless u wid a healthy, happy nd lonnnnng life wid success in every venture. U are an epitome of excellence and greatness. Loads of wishes nd luck for ur future.

    Shammi

  • renu rana

    Happy birthday amit ji

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    Soulmates R insides NOT 2 show oFF…!

  • abhishek

    happy birthday sir many many returns of the day its your day live with your own style god bless u happy b”day…

  • Deepti.p.n

    many many happy returns of the day amitabh sir..
    today is my BIRTH DAY also……
    I pray god that all your dreams come true…….

  • heeralal

    show

  • R.R.Pandey

    MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY.MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE LONGEST LIFE ON THE EARTH.YOU ARE THE INCARNATION OF LORD RAMA AS PER THE BOOK WRITTEN BY YOUR FATHER NAMELY ‘NID KA NIRMAD’SO YOU CAN LIVE THOUSAND YEARS ALSO

  • shashwat manapuram

    amitabh sir many many happy returns of the day. happy birthday to u. may u live long. i am a very great fan of urs. may god gives u the longest life on earth. u r my inspiring factor

  • alok shukla

    wish u very happy birth day

  • jeyarani gulawita

    MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY YOU ARE MY HUSBANDS GREAT ADMIERER. MAY THE GOD GIVE YOU THE LONGEST LIFE ON THE EARTH.

  • jeyarani gulawita

    MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY YOU ARE MY HUSBANDS GREAT ADMIERER. MAY THE GOD GIVE YOU THE LONGEST LIFE LIVE HAPPILY FOR EVER.

  • pradeep malik

    wish u many many happy returns of the day..may god shower his choicest blessings on u….we all luv u alot…

  • Biswajit Lenka

    Many many happy returns of the day & thanks to Jaya maam

  • a srinivas reddy

    I and my Family wish you a happy & Prosperous birthday,iam praying the GOD to keep you a healthy and energetic in future, all the best Amitabhji..

  • Ram

    wish you a happy & Prosperous birthday sir

  • muskan

    wish u very very happy birthday amitji.

  • mk jain

    wish you a very happy birth day mr amitabh sir aap aisa he kam kartha rha bhagawn aap ko aur aap ka parivar ko 100 yrs sa bhe zayda umar da a mari our mari parivar ka our sa happy birthday thank you

  • sonu

    wish u very very happy birthday amitji.

  • B Anirudha

    Wish You A Very Happy Birth Day Amitji

    • umesh

      hai frd how r u this is umesh

  • sekhar

    Amithji many happy returns of the day

  • Rajesh Shukla

    Appko hamari taraf se janmdin ki hardi subhkamnayen..

  • Rajesh Shukla

    Wish u many many happy returns of the day..happy birthday.

  • PREM KEWLANI

    AAP JIYEN HAZARON SAAL SAAL KE DIN HO PACHAS HAZAR

  • Syed Imran

    Happy Birthday to an Legend of Ever…..

  • PRABIR KUMAR

    Happy birthday, sir (Amitabh Bachchan): At 69, I and my Family wish you a happy & Prosperous birthday,iam praying the GOD to keep you a healthy and energetic in future, all the best Amitabhji and your family..

  • akanksha gupta

    hii amit ji sorry i’m wishing u late but the reason is ki mere ghar light nahi thi so many many happy returns of the day i wish ki ap 100 years tak jiye
    BAR BAR YE DIN AAE BAR BAR YE DIL GAE AP JIYO HJARO SAL YE MERI DUA HAI HAPPY B’DAY TO U ,HAPPY B’DAY TO U , HAPPY B’DAY TO BIJU JI …….. WELL HAPY B’DAY YO U FROM MY MOM SHE IS YOURS BIGGGGG FAN

  • Krishnan

    Happy Birthday to Amitabji. Many more happyreturns of the day. You should start a college for acting in Tamilnadu with the union of Rajinikanth and kamal.

  • SASHI BHOOSHAN

    Hi Respected Amitji,
    A real birthday wishes which come from a true heart for a legend like you – ” A VERY HAPPY LOVELY PROSPERITY & PRESTIGOUS BIRTHDAY TO YOU ” from SASHI BHOOSHAN

  • gaz and family

    DEAR SIR, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MAY ALLAH BLESS WITH ALL THE HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD. MANY HAPPY RETURNS AND GOOD LUCK FOR THE FUTURN.

  • gaz and family

    DEAR SIR, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MAY ALLAH BLESS WITH ALL THE HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD. MANY HAPPY RETURNS AND GOOD LUCK FOR THE REST OF YOUR FILMS.

  • AYUB KHAN

    HI
    SIR
    HOW ARE YOU?
    Aap hamesha Hindi Film Industry me Saurmandal ke ek hi matra Tare Surya ki taraha bich me chamkte hai aur hamesha hi chamkte rahenge………………………………..Shadi ke MAHANAYAK ko Janmdin ki dher sari Shubhkaamnaye.
    .

  • ROHIT KUMAR GOUDA

    hi sir (AMITABH BACHAN SAHAB) ji,janam din par aap ko bahut bahut subh kamnayein.
    sir aap ne tho “BUDDHA HOGA TERA BAAP” mein kamal ka action kar dikhaya hain,app sau(100) jiye,baghvan app ko bhala rakein sir,good night…………..

  • Amit tomar

    Big b you are the heart Of India all generation. I am such big fan of u. When i read news that u apset then i am also pls keap smile. Kabhie kabhie mere dil mei khayal aata. Ki aap ko daily happy birthday to u bolta rhu.

  • rakesh dhani laal

    big b how many more birthdays u gonna have , dont u think its too much?

  • KEITH SINGH VALAYA

    DEAR AMITABH BACHCHAN I AND MY FLY WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. WE JUST LOVE YOU A LOT.WE HAD ONCE HAD COME TO YOUR PLACE AND WE SAW YOU VERY CLOSELY.YES MY DAUGHTER ,MY SON IN LAW MY SON AND WIFE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU YOU ARE OUR MENTOR WHEN IT COMES TO OUR HOME.

  • Nitin

    Dear Sir,
    Happy Birthday Sir
    My Father Farmer Yuvraj Mate a big fan sir

    Thanks & Regards
    Nitin Mate

  • vijay

    hi amitaba bachan very very nice actor i also like in amitbab bachan

  • vijay

    hi amitaba bachan very very nice actor i also like in amitbab bachan Happy birthday, Amitabh Bachchan: At 69,

  • vijay rajani

    hi hru Happy birthday, Amitabh Happy birthday, Amitabh Bachchan: At 69,

  • seshambal Prakash

    Hi Amitji,

    Wish you many more Happy Days.

    Kind regards.

    Seshambal

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  • Rafeeza

    u an my dad was born on the same day 11October 1941 my da past away last year 69 years i injoy watching all your moveis keep up the good work god bless u

  • Raviraj

    Amitabh Bachchan Birthday : Wishing Big B on his 69th Birthday

  • Rao K C K

    VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY / SIR

  • vivek

    Wish you many many happy r’eturn of t day..
    happy birthday….

  • ilakshi

    Happy B’day/…..
    Wish you many many happy b’day sir…

  • Pankaj Srivastava

    सदी के महानायक,
    आपको 70वें जन्मदिन पर हार्दिक शुभकामनायें !
    ये हमारा परम सौभाग्य है कि आप जिस शदी के महानायक हैं, हम उस शदी में हैं ।
    निसन्देह आप धरती पर वही व्यक्ति हैं जिसे ईश्वर की सबसे बडी कृपा एवं सर्वाधिक प्यार प्राप्त है ।
    हमारी यही शुभकानमा है कि यह कृपा एवं प्यार सदैव आपको मिलता रहे।

    पंकज श्रीवास्तव

  • tanubha pandey

    HApppY biRTHDAY sir…..!!
    wish u a long and happy journey of life ahead…

  • Farida Vania

    Wishing you very Happy Birthday with long life happiness and prosperity. Dada I am great fan of yours and reuest you to reply me.


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