Inside Amitabh Bachchan’s Limited Edition Calendar: Through 75 Years, On His 75TH Year

Get a peek at this bespoke gift that Mr Bachchan has sent out to a few of his friends. It’s a tribute to the glorious 75 years of the superstar’s life - a beautiful dialogue between the past and the present, the old and the new...

India’s finest actor, biggest artiste, brightest star -- 75-years-young, Amitabh Bachchan is all of this and more! But what he is not, is ‘average.’ It’s not a word that exists in the septuagenarian’s dictionary. Perhaps that explains the ‘out of the ordinary’ memento Mr Bachchan has sent out to a few of his friends.

In Mr Bachchan’s own words the bespoke book is “a calendar of celebration... through 75 years, on the 75th year.”

amitabh bachchan at 75

“Mitti ka tan, masti ka mann, kshan bhar ka jeevan, mera parichay...” The calendar opens with this famous poem by Mr Bachchan’s late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

amitabh bachchan at 75

Even though a calendar, it's no less than a page-turner. 

amitabh bachchan at 75

Each spread represents an occasion and a chronicle of his daily accomplishments and social media interactions.

amitabh bachchan at 75

For instance, when he says, “Work Work Work is the only stimulus in life...! Baki sab, baki hai..!”

amitabh bachchan at 75

His 2445th tweet finds a mention on Friday, November 17. “33 years of Pukaar. Bach ke rehna re baaba,” he writes.

amitabh bachchan at 75

“Tumhara Naam Kya Hai Basanti?” – Bachchan’s cult-classic Sholay has a page dedicated to it.

amitabh bachchan at 75

Or the iconic dialogue from Zanjeer, “Yeh tumahre baap ka ghar nahi, police station hai, toh seedhi tarah khade raho”...

amitabh bachchan at 75

The spread on Saturday, December 2 has a poster of Coolie with Amitabh Bachchan’s 2460th Tweet, “Learning the art of tweeting through mobile... and the guile in waiting at a lounge for a flight at the airport.”

amitabh bachchan at 75

Known to be an ardent fan of the gentlemen’s game, Mr Bachchan writes about the India-England game in his 2470th Tweet -- India lost to England comments ‘India just fell off the cliff’ .. now with victory ‘England just fell off an unfathomable abyss.’

amitabh bachchan at 75

On Saturday, May 12, is a poster of his film Don along with his 2422nd Tweet. “YEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!! CHELSEA CHAMPIONS. YEAAAHHH CHELSEA!”

Replete with Amitabh Bachchan’s digital interactions with his fans, the calendar is a moment in time – to pause and reflect on the person who has defied and reinvented it all through – Amitabh Bachchan.  A crisp salute to the genius! We are a fan. 




Image Source: Instagram/ amitabhbachchan

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