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No Zanjeer had the power to stop Amitabh Bachchan from becoming the Shahenshah of Bollywood. Even if any Kasauti came on Mr Bachchan’s way, with his Khoon Pasina, he came a long way in the industry and achieved his Manzil. Since 1969, the Silsila of the craze for Amitabh Bachchan has been increasing with each passing day and with his five decades of journey in B-town, he is not only an influential actor in the history of Indian cinema but also in world cinema. Honoured with the Padma Shri (1984), the Padma Bhushan (2001) and the Padma Vibhushan (2015) by the Government of India, Amitabh ji was also awarded by the Government of France with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007. (Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan And Jaya Bachchan's 100 Crore Worth Home, Jalsa Exudes Royalty, Take An Inside Tour)
Not only on the professional front that Amitabh Bachchan inspires everyone with this work, dedication and accolades, but on the personal front too, we love how he holds his family close to his heart. Married to Jaya Bhaduri, Amitabh Bachchan is a happy family man with two happily married children and three grandchildren, making his house, ‘home’. Mr and Mrs Bachchan are blessed with two children, Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, who are married to Nikhil Nanda and Aishwarya Rai, respectively. The senior Bachchans are proud grandparents to three, Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan has, time and again, expressed his love and respect for his family and he supports them in every way possible. Big B is the ambassador of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign, and in a recent interaction with the media, he had revealed that his son, Abhishek Bachchan doesn’t have the sole authority on his property. When being asked about his will, a Times Of India report quoted Mr Bachchan as saying that his property will be divided equally between both his children.
In an interview with the IANS, Amitabh Bachchan had said that even though he has been in public life from the day he was born, he has no legacy of his own to leave behind. He had stated, "It is coming on to 50 years in public life... that is as far as I am personally concerned, but I have been in public life from the day I was born. I was always the son of Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, eminent poet, litterateur, having public presence far greater than mine. I have no legacy. My father's legacy is what I am interested in, and I shall try always to further it."
Amitabh Bachchan also hopes to pass on his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan's wisdom to his children and grandchildren. Big B was quoted as saying, "Memories with my father and time spent with him are personal. But yes, lessons learnt from him would certainly be passed on to Abhishek. These are family oriented. Each family has their own conduct and behaviour, and they are executed in a manner where the next generation continues the legacy of the past. One prays and hopes that this temperament continues for posterity too."
Amitabh Bachchan has, time and again, expressed how his children, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, make him proud! From Shweta launching her own fashion line, MxS World and her novel, Paradise Towers becoming the bestseller in India to Abhishek creating his own niche in the industry despite the constant comparisons between them, Mr Bachchan has always acknowledged his children’s professional achievements like a proud father. (Also Read: Shweta Bachchan Made A Statement In White On Wedding Ceremonies, Resemblance With Navya Is Uncanny)
On March 24, 2019, Shweta Bachchan Nanda had walked the ramp for designer duo, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and was one of the showstoppers along with Karan Johar and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. And guess who was there to cheer for Shweta as she elegantly graced the ramp? It was none other than her superstar parents, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan! Amitabh ji and Jaya ji were sitting in the first row as they had cheered for their daughter. Big B had even turned into paparazzi and was all smiles as he clicked Shweta while she walked the ramp. Here’s the video of the same:
Posting his favourite moment from the night, wherein his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda could be seen twirling on-stage, Amitabh Bachchan had written, "To the best... always... tonight elegance grace and dignity." On Twitter, Big B had written, “Daughter's are THE best..! elegance grace and dignity! (heart emojis) you Shweta” followed by a beautiful note for her in Hindi, which could be translated as, “Abhi kal tak hi to hum tumhe chalna sikha rahe the, aur aaj yeh.. itni jaldi samay kaise nikal gaya, bas pata hi nahi chala.” Here’s the screenshot of the same:
Amitabh Bachchan’s emotions had overflowed on his official blog, as he watched Shweta Bachchan Nanda walk the ramp. Big B had articulated the feeling of being a proud father in the form of an Instagram post. The same could be read as "When emotions ride above all else... when pride overwhelms... when what you brought into this world excels above all else... when there is wonder and astonishment on the passage of time... when there is none other before but this, or after... then... it is the love of the father... and that moment when you recollect what your parents thought and felt when they did see you in such... and not just them, but what you yourself thought of that moment when the pride you built, is demonstrated by your actions... I was fortunate, to have had many... and they were the greatest moments of fulfilment ever..."
On April 7, 2019, a ‘deep in conversation’ picture of the father-son duo, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan had won the hearts on social media, especially for its caption. Big B had written, "When he not just wears your shoes, but also shares the same number of chairs to sit on... then he is not just a Son, but your dearest friend!!"
On Koffee With Karan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda had revealed that she had gone to watch Abhishek Bachchan’s film, Manmarziyaan with their dad, Amitabh Bachchan and he had cried after watching the film. So much so that when Shweta insisted him to talk to Abhishek on phone, he had refused. Big B had gotten so emotional that he couldn’t speak. The interesting part of the incident came when Shweta shared that Amitabh ji doesn’t usually weep. But he was clearly touched by his son’s performance. Abhishek, on the other hand, had revealed that his parents, Amitabh ji and Jaya ji are his tough critics and they don’t mince their words before telling him about his work. (Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan And Jaya Bachchan's Unseen Dance Performance At Abhishek-Aishwarya's Sangeet)
We wish the Bachchan family, all the happiness and love!
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