As expected, the legendary actor’s landmark day turned out to be an eventful, exciting and extraordinary affair and he was given an art show, a mobile application, a bullock, a pagdi and more!
Actor Amitabh Bachchan’s 70th birthday on October 11 had to be a momentous occasion, even though the superstar himself didn’t believe it was a big deal that he turned a year older! So everyone from his family, his friends and his many fans did their best to make the Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 host happy and special in their own sweet way.
Remember we had suggested some wild possibilities like a royal armchair or stone studded potty or a glided leash and diamond-studded collar as Big B’s surprise gift from the family’s favourite designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla? The superstar actor’s admirers didn’t quite match up to our level of wild imaginings. But he did receive a motley mix of interesting presents for his birthday.
- A software and content company launched an exclusive mobile application on Amitabh Bachchan for his fans to keep track of everything – from past and new films to blogs to Tweets to photographs and songs, all related to the superstar.
- Animal rights organisation PeTA gave Big B a bullock that was rescued from a life of hard labour. What’s interesting about the bull is his name: Vijay! Get the connection? In a lot of AB senior’s early films, he was called Vijay.
- British Asian MP Keith Vaz in collaboration with a famous hospital launched a mobile diabetes testing unit to honour the legendary actor’s milestone birthday.
- B Seventy, an art show was held in which 70 renowned artists put together their artistic interpretations of Bollywood’s superstar actor.
- A few days before Big B’s birthday, one of his Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 contestants from Rajasthan presented a traditional padgi to the superstar.