Publish: 09 Nov 2019, 06:00 pm
The 77-year-old actor began his career with 1969’s ‘Saat Hindustani’
As Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in the film industry on November 7, his son Abhishek Bachchan shared a heartfelt message on social media.
The ‘Guru’ star took to Instagram to share a lengthy message along with an old monochromatic picture of his father.
“Not just as a son, but as an actor and a fan ... We are all blessed to witness the greatness! There is so much to admire, to learn and even more to appreciate,” wrote Abhishek.
“Several generations of cinema lovers get to say we lived in the times of Bachchan! Congratulations Pa on completing 50 years in the film industry. We now await the next 50! Love you,” added the 43-year-old actor.
Popularly known as the Bollywood’s ‘Shahenshah’, the 77-year-old actor began his career with 1969’s ‘Saat Hindustani’.
He gained popularity in the 1970s after working in films such as ‘Zanjeer,’ ‘Deewaar’ and the blockbuster ‘Sholay’.
The actor, who recently bagged the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, has worked in more than 190 Indian films in his five-decade-long career.
Last seen on-screen in ‘Badla’, Bachchan is also the recipient of four National Film Awards for his roles in ‘Agneepath’, ‘Black’, ‘Paa’ and ‘Piku’.
He was honored with the Padma Vibhushan — the country’s second-highest civilian honor — in 2015.
Meanwhile, Abhishek, who was last seen in ‘Manmarziyaan’, is all set to star in his next outing ‘The Big Bull’.
He will also play a role in Anurag Basu’s as-yet-untitled movie, also starring Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Pankaj Tripathi.