On His 75th Birthday Amitabh Bachchan Pens His Deepest Fears
As Amitabh Bachchan fans speculated over why the superstar wasn’t in the mood to celebrate his 75th birthday, the actor penned his humble feelings in his blog, as he enjoyed the big day surrounded by his near and dear ones.
October 11... for years and years this date has remained with me at endless moments... its description, its presence, its significance, valued and absorbed through 75 years of existence, brought great expectation and prize... as the young we waited for the moment to arrive to wear those newly stitched clothing, that special attention, the special food and by the end of the day that party where the birthday boy would walk up to his invited guests and ask, “what present have you brought for me?”. It was the ultimate innocence of those childhood years... After 75 years, you run away from it all. There is apprehension and embarrassment of celebration... of what expression to be worn and where... to what must there be celebration of gift... and the list of guests to be in proper shades of etiquette... the care and hospitality, the personal touch of host formality, the… Many objects and lists and meetings later... it merely succumbs to the ultimate argument... all this for getting a year closer to the final closure... !!Amitabh Bachchan, Actor (via his personal blog)
The superstar pens his deepest feelings, sharing rather candidly the insecurities that come with every passing year and every milestone.
And today as I sit by myself in elated company of the near and the dear... listen and read and get enveloped by the reams of praise and effects that my presence has supposedly created... there is fear... A fear of losing myself... When I read and listen and see... the accolades disturb me... the analysis frightens me... you mean that is what I meant to all that have spoken... you mean that is how I behave in company and without... you mean that is what is going on in the minds of those that work with me or around me...Amitabh Bachchan