Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has wished Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The Megastar has been congratulated on social media by millions of fans across the globe and PM Modi's wish is a special one for him. Wishing Big B on his birthday, Modi called him a remarkable film personality and also prayed for his health and long life.
Taking to Twitter on October 11, Modi wrote, "A very happy 80th birthday to Amitabh Bachchan Ji. He is one of India’s most remarkable film personalities who has enthralled and entertained audiences across generations. May he lead a long and healthy life (sic)."
Meanwhile, a special film festival titled 'Bachchan Back To The Beginning' will be held from October 8 to October 11 to mark the momentous occasion of the 80th birthday of the veteran superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The festival will celebrate the actor through his landmark early films across 17 Indian cities, covering 172 showcases and 30 screens across 22 cinema halls. The unique festival has been announced by Film Heritage Foundation in partnership with PVR Cinemas.
The showcase will cover cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad to Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Raipur, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Prayagraj and Indore and will screen films such as 'Don', 'Kaala Patthar', 'Kaalia', 'Kabhie Kabhie', 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Namak Halaal', 'Abhimaan', 'Deewar', 'Mili', 'Satte Pe Satta' and 'Chupke Chupke'.
(With IANS inputs)