Today marks a special day for Bollywood as megastar Amitabh Bachchan celebrates another milestone in his decades-long career. The actor – who ventured into Indian cinema in 1969 with the film Saat Hindustani – has completed 50 long years of entertaining fans through his blockbuster projects. While he does not look or act his age and may appear to be fit as a fiddle, the 77-year-old revealed that he has finally been told by medics to take good care of his health, not overwork himself and take time off from shooting schedules for a while. But it seems like the star’s passion for the craft is not allowing him to sit back and relax.
Picture credits: Amitabh Bachchan's blog
Amitabh, who spent a few says at a Mumbai hospital last month, continues to prioritise his work over health concerns. He revealed that his doctors have asked him to go on a hiatus in his latest blog post. He wrote, “The tunnel at the NSSH ... indeed several tunnels and some more probing with the meter in hand that sonographs … a few on the side injectables … at various locations on this mine field of a body .. some venus strips punctured and the fluids dripped in ... a few hard core instructions to follow … and back to the grind , despite the stethoscope dressed messengers from heaven giving strong warnings of work cut off ... or else.”
He was addressing his blog followers, whom he calls his “extended family”. He added, There can be two options in such … fill the POST for the Ef and their connectivity … or fill the POST for the Ef and their connectivity ..” Nonetheless, his son Abhishek could not stop cheering on his dearest daddy. Taking to twitter today, he penned, “Not just as a son, but as an actor and a fan... We are all blessed to witness greatness! There is so much to admire, to learn and even more to appreciate. Several generations of cinema lovers get to say we lived in the times of BACHCHAN!!!” He followed it up with another tweet, “Congratulations Pa on completing 50 years in the Film industry. We now await the next 50! Love you.”