Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan does not need any introduction. He has garnered enough accolades to attain the living legend status. It won’t be wrong to say that with a career spanning over four decades, Big B has has cemented his place in the pantheon of great movie stars across the globe. The man has received a sweetener as his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda praised her father’s ability to adapt to changing times that makes him relevant even for today’s generation.
Big B took to his blog to share the touching letter which she wrote. Shweta wrote that she is asked many times what makes Big B cool but as it happens there is no secret formula for it. She wrote, “He harbours none of the disdain age has for youth: he doesn’t screw up his nose to the music, art or sartorial sensibilities of the generations that have succeeded him. In fact, he’s adjusted himself to find harmony in all of it. He is never outdated, be it the newest technological fad the Apple watch, for instance or mastering social media. He’s on top of it all, and he’s terrific at it,” Shweta wrote.
She went on to appreciate Bachchan’s ability to gel around with the younger lot of Bollywood and at the same time observe and absorb their energy.
“He educates himself with what is prevalent, and that’s how he remains in touch with the times. I have seen him engage with a room full of young achievers one night, over dinner, at filmmaker Karan Johar s place. He had them enthralled, but the beauty of it was that it was he who went home having learnt the most…He has the discipline of his generation coupled with the ambition and energy of this one. He’s a thinking man’s James Bond, without the braggadocio.”
“His popularity has stood the test of time many smear campaigns, a brief encounter with politics (which he regrets until this day), a near-fatal accident, a greying goatee, and a change of address. His arena of work is like a gladiator’s pit; it’s you against the beasts, and if you manage to end the day alive then glory is yours. My father has done this for four decades. And he manages to stay relevant even today, working in an industry that is largely youth-based and capricious…He’s gone from ‘Angry Young Man’ to ‘Living Legend,’ epithets he is shy to accept even in private, even with me,” she said.
Bachchan, who has received tremendous applause for his performance in ‘Pink,’ will be ssen on Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Sarkar 3’.