Bollywood Star Amitabh Bachchan turns 70 today
By Sajad - Thu Oct 11 2012, 10:23 am
The Indian film industry`s biggest stars like Dilip Kumar, Yash Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan and to southern superstar Rajinikanth to high profile politicians like Praful Patel flocked to the big bash organised here Wednesday to usher in the living legend Amitabh Bachchan`s 70th birthday.
The red carpet at Amitabh Bachchan’s 70th birthday party was not just a roster of the who’s who of Indian cinema, it was also a walk down memory lane. Rubbing shoulders with today’s stars were a roll call of Mr Bachchan’s co-stars from his glory days as the Angry Young Man.
Son Abhishek said, “It is glamorous 70 and we all are really happy to be here celebrating his birthday with family, friends and everyone.”
Amitabh, dressed in a black velvet outfit, came with his family — wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek, daughter Shweta, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai — and he too walked the red carpet with live orchestra playing hit numbers from his films.
Mr Bachchan, who turns 70 today, told the media, “Thanks for coming”, while Aishwarya, lovely in gold, told reporters, “We are so happy that we are all here today celebrating his birthday. Thank you so much.”
Glamour was at its peak, the big names from the political corridor including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also gathered here to wish Mr Bachchan.