Why is Jaya Bachchan buying Amitabh Bachchan’s older films?

In a bid to preserve the legacy of her hubby, Jaya Bachchan plans to restore Amitabh Bachchan’s older movies

Amitabh Bachchan is not known as a living legend for nothing. The veteran actor has regaled several generations of audiences with his performances that span more than four decades of acting onscreen.

Now, in the 70th year of his life, wife Jaya Bachchan is trying to archive that legacy, so that generations to come could get a taste of the Big B hysteria that has prevailed since the time the actor did his first role as a Muslim poet called Anwar Ali in his debut film, Saat Hindustani. And he won a National Award for that.

In a recent interview, Jaya Bachchan lamented the poor state of archives in the country, and said that she was in the process of buying all the older films of Amitabh Bachchan to restore them, so that Big B’s legacy could continue. She explained that the Bachchans maintained an extensive archive and that every bit that was written about them was carefully preserved by the family.

Good thinking by Mrs Bachchan, but we believe that there’s still a lot of time for that, as in his 70s Amitabh shows no sign of stopping. He will hopefully continue to entertain future generations with his superlative performances!