Amitabh Bachchan (Press Trust of India)
“I don’t believe that I am incomparable and I am the owner of any big titles. Every day is a learning experience. Everyday I see there are shortcomings in me. You learn from working with the younger generation who are very proficient,” Bachchan, who turned 73, Oct. 11, told reporters in Mumbai.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has achieved immense success in his four-decade-old career, says he is not incomparable.
“I don’t believe that I am incomparable and I am the owner of any big titles. Every day is a learning experience.
Everyday I see there are shortcomings in me. You learn from working with the younger generation who are very proficient,” Bachchan, who turned 73, Oct. 11, told reporters in Mumbai.
The “Don” star feels there should be no comparison between Indian cinema and Hollywood.
“To compare ourselves with other (west) industry is a very natural and normal phenomena. We appreciate what the west does. We appreciate the way they make movies. However, we need to be proud about our own industry and our own talent. The degree of talent that exists in our artists both in technology and creative field is huge,” he said.
The “Naseeb” star feels earlier the dancing and singing part from Indian films was criticized but now the film industry abroad looks up to Indian cinema.
“There was a time for many many years when the western world didn’t look upon us too kindly. They didn’t like the way our films were made. They didn’t like the dance and singing routine.
“They are economically more superior to us. Now they have understood what our circumstances are and they are appreciating our kind of cinema as well … they see the values that we bring in our stories. Besides they see the great amount of technology that we have today,” the “Sholay” actor said.
The Indian megastar was left overwhelmed by the shower of his fans and admirers’ love and affection on his 73rd birthday.
Bachchan took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards his fans and said he felt speechless receiving their greetings.
“This is all I can express at the moment…!! I am too humbled by your love and greetings for the birthday!” he tweeted.
Wearing a florescent green colour kurta, Bachchan came out to address the media at his bungalow ‘Janak’ in suburban Juhu here while his famous song ‘Aree Diwano’ from the film “Don” was being played in the background.
His bungalow like every year (on October 11) was decorated with garlands and hundreds of fans were waiting to catch a glimpse of the megastar.
The “Piku” star celebrated the birthday with a quiet dinner with family.