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Amitabh Bachchan At 75: 75 Stories You Didn’t Know About Big B

Vijay Nanda. Indo-American arrested in Mumbai for antique smuggling, priceless sculptures recovered

His father, poet Harivanshrai Bachchan had a dream that a son would be born to him.

2. “We show everything on our face, not Amit. He festers wounds. He is a brooder, works in isolation, like his father” – wife Jaya Bachchan, in Bhawana Somaaya’s Amitabh Bachchan: The Legend.

3. Likes to read script in Devanagari or Hindi, a language his English-speaking father wrote his poetry in.

4. 17, Clive Road, Allahabad – his first address.

5. “Never worry about log kya kahenge” – From his letter to granddaughters, Navya  Nanda and Aaradhya.

6. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art” – Navya’s nanda note on her Instagram, alongside a picture of Amitabh giving her a gentle peck. Hashtag: #grandparentsarethebes Has played Vijay in over 20 films