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Happy Birthday Big B: 5 reasons why Amitabh Bachchan is still playing lead roles in Bollywood films


Amitabh Bachchan

Today, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 75th birthday. And to make this special day even more memorable, the actor has gone to Maldives with his family. 48-years-ago, Amitabh Bachchan made his Bollywood debut from the film Saat Hindustani in 1969. Since then, the actor has been giving many memorable films to his fans. However, have you ever notice that even after so many years, Amitabh is still playing lead roles or key roles in the Bollywood films?

Yes, at that point of time, Amitabh has had a lot of competition with his fellow actors like Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha and so on. However, as time flies, his competitors have started becoming less active in Bollywood. Some of them, joined politics and some of them left this world. Notably, despite having alternate careers, some of the actors are still playing a role of father or aged person in the films. Big B too is one of them.

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But, despite playing roles of father, the actor has always been playing the protagonist. Yes, among these current new generation actors as well as superstars, Amitabh has still been holding his stand strong and been playing the protagonist in many Bollywood films.

Thus, let’s us know the 5 reasons why Amitabh is still playing lead roles in Bollywood films –

Hard work and dedication

The Shehenshah of Bollywood has always been working hard for his films. His dedication towards work is unbelievable. Many of his fellow co-actors say that he is very punctual and does his every scene with ease and sincerity.


Among the race of today’s superstars, Amitabh Bachchan is still showing his versatility from his every film. Whether he plays a cool dad or strict dad, a womanizer or villain, he always put his 100 percent in every film and showcases his versatility.


Despite being 75-year-old, Big B never compromises with his fitness. He is a true workaholic and has been doing workout every day to stay fit. Moreover, he never drinks alcohol and a pure vegetarian. After all, these good habits show that he is still fit to do lead roles.

Changing with time

The main reason why Big B is still playing lead roles is he has been changing with time and trends. Yes, from 70’s to 2017, Amitabh has been experimenting with his characters with time and trend. He knows that if you need to survive in the industry then you need to flow with time.

Huge fan following

And last but not the least, Amitabh Bachchan has a huge fan following. In his 48-year-long career, Big has earned so many fans that they are still demanding to see Amitabh in the lead roles. And we totally agree with that.

Happy Birthday, Amitabh Bachchan Ji!

You are the true icon of Bollywood!