Indian PM leads greetings as Amitabh Bachchan turns 80
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended birthday wishes to Megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the latter turned 80.
Marking Big B's special day on October 11, PM Modi called him an actor who has enthralled and entertained audiences across generations.
"A very happy 80th birthday to Amitabh Bachchan Ji. He is one of India's most remarkable film personalities who has enthralled and entertained audiences across generations. May he lead a long and healthy life. @SrBachchan," Modi tweeted.
People across the globe have taken to social media to celebrate his birthday. Many fans queued up outside his Mumbai house to catch a glimpse of Bollywood's Shahenshah.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Ajay Devgn shared a fun chat video featuring Amitabh Bachchan along with a warm birthday wish.
He wrote, "Happy 80th birthday @SrBachchan! Wishing you a splendid year ahead Sir. You are actually way ahead of all of us and we're just striving to live up to the best - YOU."
'Khiladi' actor Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter handle and dropped a picture from the sets of KBC featuring Amitabh.
Actor Vicky Kaushal also extended birthday wishes to Megastar. He dropped pictures of Big B. Along with the pictures, he wrote, "A legend. An icon. A true inspiration. Happy 80th Birthday Sir! @amitabhbachchan."
Big B began his career with the film 'Saat Hindustani' in 1969. He later appeared as Dr Bhaskar Banerjee in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 'Anand' (1971), for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Prakash Mehra's action film 'Zanjeer' (1973) established Bachchan as a star to look out for in the industry and since then, he has enthralled audiences with versatile roles.