Amitabh Bachchan, a mega super star of bollywood film industry and world renowned personality owing to his outstanding performances in several leading blockbuster movies and TV shows. He has gained widespread popularity since last several decades and has exposed his acting talent in the world of Hollywood as well. Zanjeer, Sholay, Deewar are among the best movies during 1970s which has been followed up with other various blockbuster hits like Sharaabi, Don, Baghban and may other countless super hit movies. Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11th, 1942 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India and is surviving currently at an age of 80 years. Besides acting, he has been renowned as a great singer, TV show anchor and producer as well.
Amitabh went through several struggles and failures while reaching the zenith of success to gain worldwide popularity. The list of Amitabh’s failure is hereby mentioned as follows:
1. Amitabh tried his luck at All India Radio, Kolkata but was rejected as they did not found Amitabh’s voice competent for getting a job in AIR. However, Amitabh was not even interviewed for the position applied by him but even then he got rejected from there.
2. Soon after getting inside Mumbai like metro city, there was no any place for him to live. Accordingly, he decided to spent several continuous nights roadside of marine drive. Amitabh Bachchan made his acting debut in 1969, with the film "Saat Hindustani". Despite his magnetic screen presence, the film did not do well at the box office, and Amitabh's career got off to a slow start. Over the next few years, he appeared in a number of other films that failed to make much of an impact, and by the early 1970s, Amitabh found himself struggling to find work in the industry.
3. During the years 1969 to 1973, his 12 consecutive movies got flopped making him feel demoralized, depressed and unfortunate. He still continued on his ways to success and given Zanjeer as super hit blockbuster movie in the year 1973.
“I’d like to believe that tomorrow is another challenge for me. I’m sure there is lots more for me to do because there is lots and lots of stuff still to be explored.” Amitabh Bachchan
4. During shooting Coolie in 1982, Amitabh’s stardom was touching the zenith of success when he got badly injured during a fight scene with Punit Issar. The accident occurred when Amitabh was performing a stunt and he was hit by a piece of machinery, causing serious injury to his abdomen. He was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent multiple surgeries, and it took him several months to recover from the injury. Further movie shooting was stopped as he had to move away from India for advanced medical treatment.
5. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Amitabh's career went through a difficult phase, as he appeared in a string of flop films. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to replicate the success of his earlier years, and he found himself struggling to maintain his place in the industry. Amitabh Bachchan, after the release of movie Khuda Gawah, given a series of failures and admitted semi-retirement. He was facing big financial failure as well but even then he succeeded in getting National Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
6. During the year 1984, Amitabh decided to join politics but soon after three consistent years, he returned back quitting the political career to continue his filmy career.
7. His home production unit with the name ABCL led him to a position where he even found himself inefficient paying the dues and was likely to declare his bankruptcy.
8. However, Yash Chopra offered him Mohabbatein movie which became a great blockbuster hit putting this mega star once again in the zenith of success.
However, Amitabh never let these setbacks get the better of him, and he continued to work hard to overcome the challenges he was facing. He remained focused on his craft, and he never lost sight of his goal of becoming one of the greatest actors of his generation. In 2005, Amitabh made a comeback with the film "Black", which was a critical and commercial success. The film marked a turning point in Amitabh's career, and he went on to star in a number of other successful films in the years that followed. This comeback was a testament to Amitabh's resilience and determination, and it proved that he was still one of the most talented actors in the Indian film industry. Despite all the challenges and setbacks he had faced over the years, Amitabh continued to work hard and produce some of his best work in the later years of his career.
References: scoopwhoop.com, indiatoday.in, indiatimes.com
*Article was partially written using ChatGPT AI
“People will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet, and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgment.” Amitabh Bachchan