A BIOPIC ON ME WOULD FLOP: BIG B

Amitabh Bachchan says that in­stead of him, a film on his fa­ther would be more ap­pro­pri­ate

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His an­tics on the sil­ver screen as Sha­hen­shah, Don or even Coolie No 786 has made him the craze of a na­tion for whom films are syn­ony­mous with Amitabh Bachchan, but the ac­tor, who just turned 73, says that if a biopic were to be made on him, it would tank at the box of­fice.

Big B cau­tions film­mak­ers, “I don’t think a film should be made on me. I am not in that trend (biopic). I don’t think I am ca­pa­ble of that. It will be a flop,” he said.

In­stead, the vet­eran ac­tor sug­gested that a film on his fa­ther, writer and poet, Hari­van­shrai Bachchan would be more ap­pro­pri­ate. “If some­one wants to make a doc­u­men­tary on him, I’m okay. But I don’t think I’d make one on him,” he told re­porters at his res­i­dence on his birth­day (Oc­to­ber 11).

When asked which ac­tor to­day can fill his place in the in­dus­try, Bachchan, who has inspired a whole gen­er­a­tion of ac­tors, said it is un­fair to name any­one. “Peo­ple have their own style. It is not fair to say who can take my place. I take in­spi­ra­tion from Dilip Ku­mar, Waheeda Rehman. To­day, the young­sters look up to Sal­man, Shah Rukh, Aamir, Ran­bir and Hrithik Roshan,” said the ac­tor.

Bachchan re­called that af­ter he was dis­charged from the hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing a lifethreat­en­ing in­jury on the sets of Coolie (in 1982), a fan once brought a truck full of samosas to be dis­trib­uted out­side his home.

To­day, the young­sters look up to Sal­man, Shah Rukh, Aamir, Ran­bir and Hrithik Roshan

Amitabh Bachchan, ac­tor

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