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Amitabh Bachchan@80: From Shah Rukh Khan, Rupali Ganguly to Ranbir Kapoor, Big B is a generational Dronacharya of actors.

Remember Mahabharat’s story of Ekalavya and Dronacharya? Dronacharya sensed no sign of it, but Ekalavya saw him as a mentor and later cut off his thumb to serve as his dakshina to the guru in later years.

There are no sacrifices here, but there is a legion of actors who definitively call themselves icons of Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan their Dronacharya. They learned acting simply by watching generations of bright-eyed young people learn to act, hoping to follow in his footsteps on screen.

With his style, baritone, personality, and screen presence, every young man who dreams of being in front of the camera aspires to be like him. And those lucky enough to see him up close vouch for his professionalism, charm and, of course, talent, the qualities they desire.

As Amitabh Bachchan turns 80 today. Here we look at this megastar through the eyes of many of the actors he has influenced both personally and professionally.

Rupali Ganguly’s Acting Test Was This Big B Scene

speak exclusively indianexpress.com, Rupali Ganguly recalled when he told his father, filmmaker Anil Ganguly, that he wanted to become an actor. She stated that she had no acting school at the time, but her father was adamant that she only enter her acting field when she was ready.Beizzati nahi karwani thiMore”. To test his girlfriend, he asked her to prepare her drunk scene in Amar Akbar Anthony’s Amitabh Bachchan.

“It sounds strange that a woman was doing his scene. But he looked at himself in the mirror while doing it and told me to add my own style. i saw his scene diwa, from Sholay to Kalia, Don and Natwarlal. It took me 3-4 months to work on it and went to my dad. I was pretty bad, but he saw my hard work and gave me the go-ahead for my career. In a way, Amit Ji was my Dronacharya and I was Ekalavya. Everything I have learned as an actor is thanks to him,” said the Anupama actor. Rupali also recalled many stories her father told her about superstars. My father showed me how Lord Bachchan stood up and shook his hand.He is a thorough gentleman and I have heard many stories of his culture, punctuality and charm.”

Stills of Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman and Don. (Photo: Express Archive)

Rupali further shared that many generations grew up just watching him act on screen. I confessed that I received Sridevi, another actor she idolized. “I didn’t get the chance to work with Sridevi, but I hope one day I can share a screen with him. I’m fine with just furniture around him. It’s my biggest dream of my life,” she said. Rupali’s brother, choreographer Vijay Ganguly, recently worked with him on Goodbye and told me that she had a heartwarming story for him too.

“He mentioned how Amit Ji is the youngest and very professional. He stays on his mark until someone asks him to relax. This At his age, he’s the most energetic person on set, and I used to tell Vijay to take me to the set,” Rupali said with a laugh.

Big B, King of Reinvention

Actor Arjun Bijlani also calls himself a “big B” fan. Sharing a cute anecdote, he said he feels lucky to share the same initials as the superstar. We can say that he lives in everyone’s heart. Over the years, he has influenced audiences as well as actors. His ease in playing his part is something every actor can learn. ”

Zanjeer’s Amitabh Bachchan, the film that gave him the title of Angry Youth. (Photo: Express Archive)

What is the name of your favorite Bachchan role? “All his roles are epic, but Shoray and Dewar are definitely my picks. It is very encouraging to see how he has changed and adapted.The variety of roles he has chosen and the hard work he has done is very inspiring,” added Arjun.

How Amitabh improved SRK’s performance

In 2009, Shah Rukh Khan also took the stage at the awards ceremony to talk about how. Amitabh Bachchan played a role in his becoming an actorHe also shared details about how he was involved in getting good grades. I revealed that I was about 10 years old. “My mother said that if I get 95%, I will be allowed. So I studied a lot and managed 90%. Amitabh Bachchan doesn’t know this, but I owe him whatever education I have.

When Big B smiled at him from the audience, SRKMore When he grew up, he went on to share how he told his mother that he wanted to be a hero. In the words of his mother. She told me that whenever I do something, I should be proud of it. Amiji doesn’t know that even if she does, it’s to ensure that she protects her mother’s words and his respect.”

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan shared a screen at Mohabatein. (Photo: Express Archive)

When Bachchan Became Ranbir Kapoor’s Real Life Hero

While promoting Shamshera, Ranbir Kapoor also mentioned in one of the episodes of RK Tapes how he was fascinated by Amitabh Bachchan while growing up. He shared how Big B and Shah Rukh Khan became his real-life heroes, from reel heroes. “Everything I did, how I dressed, how I spoke, what I did subconsciously was inspired by my hero,” he shared, adding that even today, he still looks at “his favorite star” from a low angle. “I never think they’re equal to me. They’re always bigger than life, on and off screen. If I could be 2% of their heroes , my life will be decided, ”he said with a laugh.

When the big B was made Vidya Balan ‘Better’

Years ago, at a special Amitabh Bachchan birthday feature, Vidya Balan opened up about how senior actors go the extra mile for their co-stars. , shared that she was “enthusiastic” to share a frame with Big B while filming Paa. “However Balki (Director) He assured me that he would stay. He stayed there until I finished filming. Amiji is not only thinking about himself, but also about his co-stars. I wanted him to be present because I believe your co-star’s energy influences your performance. That’s how Amich helped me perform,” she shared.

Members of the All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fan Association held a puja for his speedy recovery at the Amitabh Bachchan Temple after he tested positive. COVID-19 (Photo: Express Archive)

The Dirty Picture actor also revealed that he was a fan of Amitabh Bachchan when he was a kid. And when he was hospitalized after an accident on the Cooley shoot, she asked her mother to take her to the hospital to see him.

Amit Sial broke his leg imitating Amitabh Bachchan

Well, it’s not just Vidya, it’s the many actors who idolized Amitabh Bachchan as a child.Jamtara actor Amit Sial explained in a recent interview how he managed to get his legs off after trying to imitate Bachchan’s senior stunt. I was talking about how I broke my bones. “I was inspired by him jumping from the 25th floor and landing perfectly. I tried it one day when I was about 7 or 8 and jumped with my cousin and broke my knee. I thought, ‘If Amidaji can do it, so can I,'” he said.

Manoj Bajpayee asked Big B for a hug

In a Filmfare feature, Manoj Bajpayee also shared a rather funny story about his first interaction with Amitabh Bachchan. Ram Gopal Varma’s he recalled meeting him at a screening of Satya, where his colleagues claimed he had met a star, but the Family Man actor failed to muster the courage and He said that when he saw him leaving, he hurriedly hid in the washroom.

Abhishek Bachchan He saw me and told his dad about it. When I came out of the washroom, I was surprised to find Amiji and Abhishek waiting for me,” he recalled. Vajpayee Big B raved about his performance, but couldn’t pay attention because he was in another world. “When he hugged me, I was convinced it wasn’t a dream but a beautiful reality,” added Manoj.

Amitabh Bachchan with his wife Jaya Bachchan and children Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. (Photo: Express Archive)

That’s the appeal of Amitabh Bachchan, and even the biggest stars find themselves fanboying in his presence. Recently, Pakistani actor and singer Ali Zafar said it was Shehenshah who made him star in Bollywood. Aria Butt, Rambia Singh, priyanka chopra, Ali said: I have had three heroes in my life so far that I admire—Christopher Leaf, Imran Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. So when I met him, it was like living my childhood romance. It breaks when you meet your hero.

“Amitabh Bachchan is an acting school”

As you know, the popular actor Ronit Roy has been called ‘the Amitabh Bachchan of Indian television’. As well as his command over Hindi and English, it is the baritone that reminds people of Star when watching Ronit play. In 2015, at a press conference for his show Deal or No Deal, media insiders asked him if his hosting was also inspired by Big B’s KBC stint.

Ronit said he appreciates people even making comparisons and said it’s not just him, it’s everyone Indian actor inspired by Bachchan“He’s a pillar and a legend in the film industry…we’re just climbing the first steps of where he is…he’s done all sorts of jobs. He’s been sitting on stage and writing poetry.” It’s magical when you recite , and I’m inspired by that magic, so I’m proud and honored that you think of him when you see my performance.” said.

Black with Rani Mukerji – One of Amitabh Bachchan’s career-best performances. (Photo: Express Archive)

Two years later, when Ronit got the chance to work with Amitabh Bachchan on Sarkar 3, he talked about how being in his presence was a lesson in itself. “It’s a whole other school. There’s an immense amount of knowledge there. It’s a great lesson for any actor when Lord Bachchan stands in front of you and does a take. You just have to observe. Great It was an experience,” he tells his PTI.

Bachchan’s newest co-star, Rashmika Mandanna, said the same thing over and over while promoting the movie Goodbye. “I wanted to make the most of this situation,” she says, and whenever he’s by his side, everyone wants to do their best. He added that he thought



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