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Amitabh Bachchan completes 46 years in Bollywood


Mumbai : With his debut film “Saat Hindustani” clocking more than four decades today, megastar Amitabh Bachchan completes 46 years in the Hindi movie industry.

The 73-year-old actor made his first screen appearance as a poet, hailing from Bihar, opposite Utpal Dutt, A K Hangal and ace comedian Mehmood Ali’s younger brother Anwar Ali.

Directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, the 1969 film portrays the heroic story of seven Indians, who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule.

The “Piku” star retweeted fans’ creations including his first solo poster of “Saat Hindustani” and some rare shots from the film’s set on his micro-blogging site.

The Allahabad-born actor never looked back post the success of “Saat Hindustani” and starred in films like “Anand”, “Bawarchi”, “Bombay to Goa” among others.

He also earned the tag of “angry young man” of Bollywood when he departed from light-hearted films to action-oriented.

He rose to stardom with “Zanjeer”, “Deewaar” and “Sholay” but he continued his stint in love stories like “Kabhie Kabhie”, “Abhimaan” and “Chupke Chupke”.

The actor will be next seen in “Wazir” opposite Farhan Akhtar.

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