Amitabh Bachchan crowned greatest Bollywood star in UK poll

By HT

Amitabh Bachchan has emerged as the greatest Bollywood star in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema.

The multi-award winning actor of countless classics bagged major share of votes from critics, fans and the film fraternity to be named on top in the survey '100 Greatest Bollywood Stars' published by a British Asian weekly newspaper.

In a career spanning an incredible 40 years, 70-year-old Bachchan blockbusters like Sholay and Deewar. He is also credited with bridging the gap between Bollywood and TV by hosting popular game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Referred to as Big B by his fans, Bachchan was also the first Bollywood star to be honoured with a statue at Madame Tussauds and recently represented India as th