“I will continue working till there is strength in my body,” is how megastar Amitabh Bachchan prophesied as his two-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya joined other family members in wishing him on his 71st birthday.
“Her mother (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) taught her to sing a happy birthday song. She sang for me but with her own name,” an exuberant Bachchan told reporters here.
“Last year, there was a grand celebration as it was the 70th birthday, this year it is quite simple and quiet. Every year it is not possible to do it that way. I met family members and close associates. All I wish for is love and affection on my birthday,” the legendary actor said.
Having starred in over 180 films in a career spanning more than four decades, Bachchan continues to hold sway over millions of his fans with his rich baritone on the big screen as well as on TV.
The megastar was born to Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan in Allahabad on October 11, 1942. Bachchan is one of the busiest actors in Bollywood thanks to his knack for adapting and reinventing himself to the demands of showbiz. reports the indian express.
And he wants to continue his innings in acting with the
same enthusiasm that he started with.
“The wish is that something challenging comes up everyday… I will continue working till there is strength in my body,” he said.
Bachchan marked his birthday by announcing a collaboration between Harivansh Rai Bachchan memorial trust and Urja Foundation to light up 3000 homes through solar energy.
“Millions of our citizens have no access to electricity and through this association we will provide electricity to around 3,000 homes across India who are deprived of it. We are proud to associate with this,” he said.