Amitabh Bachchan, one of the greatest stars of Bollywood, started his journey 50 years back on this day. His larger than life persona, deep baritone, and powerful dialogues, words fall short to describe the impact that the veteran actor had on the life of every cinema lover. Big B has given us some iconic films like Chupke Chupke, Zanjeer, Suhaag and many more. On this special day, Abhishek Bachchan shared a heartfelt note along with a picture in which he can be seen wearing a shirt which has his father’s image.

Abhishek took to the social networking site Instagram and wrote, “ICON! To me, he’s so much more. My father, best friend, guide, best critic, greatest support, idol….. HERO!

50 years today he started his journey in films. Even today, his passion and love for his craft and work is the same as I’m sure it was on the first day.

Dearest Pa, today we celebrate you, your talent, your passion, your brilliance and your immense influence.

Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the next 50 years.

The coolest thing he taught me today….

As I went, in the morning to wish him for completing 50 years of being an actor and to tell him that I was leaving for work- I asked him where he was all ready to go to? He said….. To work!”

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ICON! To me, he's so much more. My father, best friend, guide, best critic, greatest support, idol….. HERO! 50 years today he started his journey in films. Even today, his passion and love for his craft and work is the same as I'm sure it was on the first day. Dearest Pa, today we celebrate you, your talent, your passion, your brilliance and your immense influence. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the next 50 years. The coolest thing he taught me today…. As I went, in the morning to wish him for completing 50 years of being an actor and to tell him that I was leaving for work- I asked him where he was all ready to go to? He said….. To work! 💪 . . . . #50yrsofBigB #amitabhbachchan #BigB

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Abhishek and Amitabh have worked together in films like Bunty Aur Babli and Paa.

Big B will next be seen in Badla with Taapsee Pannu. The trailer received positive response from the audience. The movie is directed by Sujoy Ghosh. It is all set to hit the screens on 8th March, 2019. He will also be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.