Salim Khan Says Amitabh Bachchan, 79 Now, Should Retire-Report

Salim Khan feels that Amitabh Bachchan should retire now as he has achieved a lot.

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Salim Khan Says Amitabh Bachchan, 79 Now, Should Retire-Report
Amitabh Bachchan is an inspiration to many young actors, and even the more established ones. The senior actor turned 79 on Monday, and at this age also, he continues to rule the Hindi film industry. In a career spanning more than five decades, the actor has offered massive hits and tutorials on how to act. While Big B has rightfully proved age is just a number, his friend and colleague, former script writer Salim Khan feels that Amitabh Bachchan should retire now as he has achieved a lot.

In a recent interview with Dainik Bhaskar, Salim Khan said, “Amitabh Bachchan should retire now. He has achieved all that he had to in this life. One should keep a few years of life for oneself as well. Amitabh Bachchan has played a brilliant innings professionally. He has done good work so he must free himself from the race. He must take a graceful retirement.”


The filmmaker explained how a system of retirement exists for a person to spend a few years living life according to his/her wishes. Speaking about the personal experiences, Salim Khan shared that at the start, years are spent in studying and learning stuff, "then you have the responsibilities of family."

He added, “For example, my world is limited now. All the people I go on walks with are from non-filmy backgrounds.”


Salim Khan further said, “Amitabh Bachchan was the hero who could play an angry young man, he still is. However, there are no stories for an actor like Amitabh now. Our films have improved technically, the music and action have improved but we do not have good scripts.”

For the uninitiated, Salim Khan - with Javed Akhtar (as Salim-Javed) - wrote the 1973 film Zanjeer, which laid the foundation of Amitabh Bachchan as the OG angry young man. This team has also delivered hits, including Sholay, Deewaar, Majboor, Don, Trishul, Kaala Paththar and Dostana, among many others.

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