On October 11, Shweta Bachchan came to her father Amitabh Bachchan’s rescue on his 79th birthday. Before you panic and try finding out if Big B is fine, let us spill the secret. It just so happened that Mr. Bachchan took to Instagram on his birthday and shared his post. However, the actor somehow got his age wrong and wrote that he is walking in his 80s. The actor’s daughter commented instantly and corrected his father on the error.


Amitabh Bachchan – the name is enough to conjure the image of a actor in his white beard hosting the biggest quiz show in India – Kaun Banega Crorepati. The name is enough to remind everyone the massive influence he has made by staying rock solid in Bollywood industry for over 50 years. The name is enough to make one want to revisit his classics such as Don, Deewar, Zanjeer, Yaarana, etc.

On October 11, the megastar celebrates his 79th birthday with wishes for his good health pouring in from all directions.

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The Facts of the Matter

One of the most loved, acclaimed and renowned actors in the Indian film industry Amitabh Bachchan is celebrating his 79th birthday today. Unlike most people or celebrities, Mr. Bachchan has aged gracefully and with panache as he continues holding reins to the hearts of a country with billion beating hearts.

“Walking Into 80th“: How Shweta Bachchan Corrected Big B

Big B is an avid social media user, taking to Instagram posting pictures of his whereabouts and his life’s milestones. On his 79th birthday, he took to Instagram and shared pictures of himself captioning it with “Walking Into the 80th“.


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The veteran actor in the pictures can be seen in absolute swagger, wearing a cool grey jacket, and donning an equally cool sling bag. However, Mr. Bachchan was soon corrected by his own daughter Shweta who caught the mistake in the caption. Shweta took to the comment section and simply wrote “79th” and added a heart emoji.

Shweta Correct's Sr. Bachchan on his Birthday

Shweta Correct’s Sr. Bachchan on his Birthday

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Ranveer Singh, Bhumi Pednekar, Navya Nanda Reacts

Other than millions of people reacting to the photo Mr. Bachchan shared, several celebrities also reacted to Big B’s birthday post. Ranveer Singh was at his eloquent best and simply wrote ‘Gangster’ in the comment section.

Bhumi Pednekar wished Mr. Bachchan on his birthday and wrote “Happy Birthday Sir”, while Mr. Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Nanda commented with hands raised in air emoji.

Amitabh Bachchan's Instagram Post Screenshot

Amitabh Bachchan’s Instagram Post Screenshot

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Social Media Floods with Birthday Wishes for Amitabh Bachchan

Such is the magnitude of Mr. Bachchan and his influence that on Twitter, ‘Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan’ has been trending. Several popular celebrities, political leaders, sportspersons broke ranks and wished him on Twitter.

Indian team skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter and wrote, “Happy birthday to the versatile and the evergreen @SrBachchan sir. Wishing you good health and happiness always.”

Telegu industry megastar Chiranjeevi also wished Mr. Bachchan on his birthday. Calling Big B his “guru” and “big brother”, Chiranjeevi wished Big B health, happiness and power.

Yuvraj Singh called the Senior Bachchan a “legendary superstar” that’s loved by a country with a billion people.

Indian Olympian and Olympics bronze medal winner Vijender Singh took to twitter and wished Amitabh Bachchan on his 79th birthday.

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“Incapable of Giving Expression..”: Sr Bachchan Blogs on Birthday

The 79-year-old megastar also took to his blog where he wrote in detail about his feelings regarding his birthday. “I am incapable of giving expression to the throbbing heart that I bear .. throbbing with the excitement of your love,” Mr. Bachchan wrote.

The actor further acknowledged that it would be impossible for him to thank everyone on a personal level, “but I know you do understand that I understand your greeting and that is eventually what matters”, he added.