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PATH TO FAME: Amitabh Bachchan

There is nothing Amitabh Bachchan does not have. He has the talent, the wealth, the fame and obviously the respect that comes along with it. In spite of that, he is still humble and never boasts of his riches. He prefers the simple joys of life. Did you know that his favorite spot during the old days used to be Marine Drive?!
Anyway, today we have compiled a list of lesser known facts of Amitabh Bachchan that even his biggest fans may not have known!

1. Ambidextrous

What is it that the very talented Amitabh Bachchan cannot do? A trait that not many people have, the famous actor can write perfectly, neatly and obviously with a great handwriting with both hands. Most of us can only write properly with our most dominant hand, but being able to write with both? That feels like a whole other species of human to the rest of us!

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2. Before fame

Not many people know this, but just like any of us, Big B had to work his way up the Bollywood ladder to reach where he is now. They say every successful person had his fair share of downs and this statement stays true. Senior Bachchan had twelve consecutive movie flops before he made his first big hit in the 1973’s Zanjeer. Even after all those failures, he never gave up!

3. His real name

Big B is the son of literary genius, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, which makes sense why he has such good penmanship. Amitabh was going to be named as Inquilaab which translates into Revolution. Amitabh means unending brilliance and clearly, Big B has lived up to his name and still does. Another fun fact is that his real last name is Srivastava, Bachchan was his father’s pen name.

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4. Air Force Dream

Just like all of us, Senior B had a dream too. When he was very young, his dream was to become an engineer and then join the Indian Air Force. Quite commendable dreams for someone that young. If he did take that up we wouldn’t have the honor of watching his movies and we would have never known about his acting talents. It may be selfish of us but aren’t you glad he didn’t pursue his dream?

5. Royal treatment

We may think that Shahrukh Khan gets the royal treatment everywhere he goes, he might but definitely not as big as this. The movie, Khuda Gawah was shot in Afghanistan and the country’s President, at the time, gave Big B half his country’s Air Force for his protection. As a young kid whose dream was to join his nation’s Air Force, this may have been a pretty proud and overwhelming moment. The success of the movie helped a great deal in earning profits for Afghan’s government too!

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6. Rejected from the radio

This is no surprise. Amitabh Bachchan is the Morgan Freeman of Bollywood. It is pleasing to the ears, it is deep and it just makes the hair on our skin stand. That’s how great his voice is! What many people don’t know is that Amitabh Bachchan did try out his luck at the All India Radio and they rejected him for his voice. We bet they regret their decision now and the joke’s on them!

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7. First Bollywood actor to have a wax statue

Amitabh Bachchan was the first Bollywood actor to have a wax statue of himself at Madame Tussauds in London. Which is obviously no surprise because he is one of the legends and most famous celebs in India. But did you know that he was also the first in the whole Asia to have a wax statue? Impressive, right? He is well known not only in India but beyond the borders as well!

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8. Got lost as a child

Well, all of us at least once has gotten lost when out in public. It is not childhood if you didn’t cry your eyes out with your parents frantically looking for you and screaming your name. Big B, while visiting his maternal home in Mirpur, Pakistan got lost at the Lahore Railway station. We’re not sure how they found each other but we do know that when his mother went to buy tickets, he let go of his father’s hand.

Well, these are some of the lesser known facts about Big B. Were you surprised by some of these? Because we had no idea about some of them! If you know more facts that you would like us to know about this legendary actor, tell us about it in the comments! We will be happy to hear it! Let us know if you would like to know more about other celebs and which ones in specific.

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