in the Cap
The biggest feather in Amitabh's crowded cap was being chosen as the
superstar of the Millennium over such greats as Charlie Chaplin and
Laurence Olivier and being selected as the first film personality from
India to be immortalized at Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum, London! And by
he hosting the popular game show Kaun Banega Karodpati? he not only came
back with a bang but endeared himself to the younger geneartion of today
On January 26, 2001 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his
contribution to Indian Cinema.
On the advice of his close friend Rajiv Gandhi, he contested the
general elections for the first time from his hometown Allahabad. His
stint in politics, however, proved short-loved. Having realized that
politics was not his cup of tea, Amitabh resigned his seat in
Parliament, vowing never to dabble in politics again.
Today he continues to be perhaps the busiest actor in Bollywood with
roles even today in films like Baghban (2003) and Khakhee (2004). The
Big B is an icon who has survived three decades of competition, even
trends. And emerged a winner.