The Bollywood superstar had said that in India if an earthen lamp gets blown out, it is considered inauspicious, so why we blow out candles on the birthdays of our near and dear ones. And sooner or later, they have faded into the sunset.
Twitter was flooded with birthday wishes for Amitabh Bachchan as everyone from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to our next door neighbour who enjoys watching Big B on the silver screen wished the megastar on his 75th birthday. He drew another much appreciated caricature last month paying tributes to legendary singer, Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, on her birthday.
Very fewer people are aware of Bigg B's dream that he wanted to become an engineer and also to join the Indian Air Force. "I pray for his long and healthy life", Modi tweeted.
Esha Deol, daughter of star couple Hema Malini and Dharmendra, posted a picture with Big B and tweeted, "Happy birthday to the one and only Amit ji @SrBachchan wishing you good health and happiness always". You truly signify that age is just a number. He has films like Thugs Of Hindostan, 102 Not Out and Padman in the pipeline.
Birthday messages have poured in for Amitabh Bachchan in all shapes and forms on Twitter, with celebrities like south superstar Nagarjuna, cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag wishing the actor on Twitter.