Amitabh Harivansh Rai Bachchanborn on 11th October 1942 at Allahabad, U.P. referred to as the 'Star
of the Millennium' or 'Big B'had
to pass many nights on the benches of Marine Drivebecause he did not have enough money
to rent a room at Mumbaiduring
his struggle days. Before stepping into the industry, Big B initiallyaspired to become a radio jockeyat the beginning of his career.
However,he was rejected by
the All India Radio Stationafter
an audition test because of his baritone. Bollywood did not embrace its biggest
creation to be with open arms. It was a ruthless place where dreams were bought
and sold and where deification of a silver screen god masked the plaintive call
of a thousandbroken hopes lying crushed on an unfeeling studio floor.For some time it seemed that Amitabh's
unconventional looks and great height would see him makehis way back to a life of dejection.
Every filmmaker that he approached thought he was too tall at 6 feet 3 inches.
They thought him a bit too dark to be exposed on film. Then in 1969, when
Amitabh wason the verge of
giving it all up, came his break as Khwaja Ahmed Abbas cast Amitabh in Saat
Hindustani and Bachchan was one of the seven.Amitabh
Bachchan even has a record 12 flopsbefore
registering his first hit with Zanjeer.Even
at the age of 73 Amitabh Bachchan is 'Shahenshah of Bollywood'and had receivedNational Film Award for Best Actor(2016 - Film Piku) from President of