His antics on the silver screen as Shahenshah, Don or even Coolie No 786 has made him the craze of a nation for whom films are synonymous with Amitabh Bachchan, but the actor, who just turned 73, says that if a biopic were to be made on him, it would tank at the box office.
Big B cautions filmmakers, “I don’t think a film should be made on me. I am not in that trend (biopic). I don’t think I am capable of that. It will be a flop,” he said.
Instead, the veteran actor suggested that a film on his father, writer and poet, Harivanshrai Bachchan would be more appropriate. “If someone wants to make a documentary on him, I’m okay. But I don’t think I’d make one on him,” he told reporters at his residence on his birthday (October 11).
When asked which actor today can fill his place in the industry, Bachchan, who has inspired a whole generation of actors, said it is unfair to name anyone. “People have their own style. It is not fair to say who can take my place. I take inspiration from Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman. Today, the youngsters look up to Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamir, Ranbir and Hrithik Roshan,” said the actor.
Bachchan recalled that after he was discharged from the hospital following a life-threatening injury on the sets of Coolie (in 1982), a fan once brought a truck full of samosas to be distributed outside his home.