New Delhi: This is the busiest Amitabh Bachchan has ever been. Picture a typical day in the superstar’s life. He’s just back home from shooting the whole morning. Without a moment’s rest, by noon, wielding a broom like a cricket bat he’s off to a Swachh Bharat (Clean India) photo-op. Come evening and it’s time for a magazine cover shoot or TV commercial/endorsement. (He’s still the most saleable advertising force in India). No night offs, either. It could be a high-profile get-together at the Ambanis’ tonight or the numerous power award nights that never fail to recognise the greatest Bollywood star of our time.
In between, Bachchan somehow manages to squeeze time for movie promotions, make periodic visits to temples, pen a blog post, manage social media and send a letter to his granddaughters. One can imagine his life unfolding like a thriller with breathless timeline reminding him every moment of having so much to do and so little time in which to achieve it. And he does this all with clockwork precision.
As Big B celebrates yet another birthday (he turns 74) – which may give the impression of a very public celebration what with thousands of fans thronging the star’s Juhu mansion as has been an abiding tradition for years but in truth, it’s just another day in the actor’s life – it’s worth asking what keeps him ticking.
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