15 things you didn’t knew about Amitabh Bachhan.
1.)Bachchan’s first job was in Shaw Wallace and he later worked for a shipping firm called Bird and Co where he was paid Rs 500.
2.) While working in Kolkata he’d bought a second hand Fiat for himself. That happens to be his first car.
3.) Megastar of the millennium, gave 12 consecutive flops before he registered his career best performance and first Box office hit ‘Zanjeer’ in 1973 .
4.) He is a vegetarian.
5.) Saat Hindustani was not only his debut film, but also his only black-and-white film. It didn’t matter he was paid Rs 1,000 for his first role ‘cos he ended up winning the National Award for the most Promising Newcomer.
6.) Amitabh Bachchan worked free of cost for his friend Shashi Kapoor’s debut directorial venture Ajooba (1991). Even his Hollywood debut The Great Gatsby (2013) was done for free.
7.) Amitabh Bachchan was once rejected by All India Radio.
8.) Bachchan initially started off his career in films as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s Bhuvan Shome in 1969. Furthermore, director Satyajit Ray also used Big B’s voice in the film ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ in 1977.
9.) The actor shared a close bonding with former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi. It was after Indira Gandhi had written a letter of introduction to Nargis Dutt, that Sunil Dutt signed Amitabh Bachchan for a mute’s role in ‘Reshma Aur Shera’.
10.) Amitabh Bachchan has had his screen name as Vijay in over 20 films.
11.) His father Harivanshrai Bachchan wanted to name him Inquilab before deciding on Amitabh.
12.) Bachchan who now is father-in-law of former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, was one of the judges for the 1995 Miss World beauty pageant.
13.) During the shooting of Khuda Gawah, Afghan president provided Big B with protection given by his country’s armed forces.
14.) Actor’s bungalow Jalsa was gifted to him.
15.) Amitabh Bachchan is ambidextrous and can write equally well with both his hands.