Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday clocked 52 years of signing his first film, “Saat Hindustani”, and expressed gratitude to his fans for showering him with their love and blessings. The 78-year-old screen icon began his career with filmmaker Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’ action-drama, which he signed on February 15, 1969. The film released nine months later, on November 7.
Sharing a collage of his pictures, made by a fan , depicting his transformation during the past five decades, Bachchan wrote on Twitter, “It was today that I entered the film industry. February 15, 1969. 52 years! Gratitude.” The actor also took to his blog and thanked his fans for making his cinematic journey memorable. Bachchan said had it not been for his “extended family”, the milestone would have been “just another day.” “A chapter that the very effective concerned and loving EF (extended family) remember and portray through their wishes and communications and artistic representations.