By Hindustan Times
The entire nation is celebrating Big B's birthday. How often does that happen? Pick up any newspaper, switch on any news channel and surf through any website, Amitabh Bachchan is there. Stars are wishing him on Twitter and if his bash yesterday night is anything to go by, the man is the crowned potentate of Bollywood.
A career spanning over 5 decades and donning of distinct hats worn with panache, is awe inspiring, to say the least. Still, he manages to retain a calm exterior. That's when you realise that he is a man at the ripe old age of 70!
The intense stardom did not come easy. It might look that way, but it didn't. Famously flunking the AIR audition, the man went on to prove THAT selection committee