Amitabh: Do not deserve a Bharat Ratna

By Hindustan Times

Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 69 today, wants his birthday to be a family affair. The actor will celebrate with wife Jaya Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He says, “I am not working that day. I will spend it with family instead. Abhishek (son Abhishek Bachchan) is shooting in Jaipur for Bol Bachchan, so I hope he can join us too. After that, I’ll be travelling abroad.”

The actor, who has been part of the film industry for over 40 years now, was considered by many as prime candidate for the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, according to recent media reports.

Several colleagues from the fraternity have echoed the sentiment too. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar had said recently, “He has a great body of work, and for the way he works so enthusiastically at this age, he must get th