Happy b’day Big B: You would have nailed these Hollywood roles

  • Soumya Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 11, 2016 14:57 IST
Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his 73rd birthday on 11 October. (IANS)

It is Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday today and we could not be anymore excited. There may be all sorts of Khans in Bollywood but there is only one Bachchan (except Abhishek Bachchan though).

The legend has been rocking Hindi film industry for decades now and we cannot thank him enough for it. However, it got us thinking, what if we never had him in Bollywood? What if he was not a star here but out there, in Hollywood? What would it be like?

What if Big B played another big b- Bond? What if he was the one to make the dialogue ‘I’ll make him an offer he cannot refuse’, immortal? Well, here’s what it would be like:

As Blondie in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Can we ever have enough of the angry, young Amitabh? Absolutely not. How amazing would it be to see him swing out his pistol to the beat of the classic theme music of this brilliant movie? He can surely put Clint Eastwood off his game.

As Lester Burnham in American Beauty

This would not be anything new for him. Bachchan has already played a similar role in Nishabdh where he fell for a much younger girl. Would be interesting to hear him narrate the story of how he died. Don’t you think?

As Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather

We’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse! Surely he won’t refuse playing the original Sarkar of movie industry.

As Jack Torrance in The Shining

This is one role we have never seen Amitabh in- a psychopath. We can totally imagine him tearing down the door with that axe and scaring the living daylights out of his family.

As Rhett Butler in Gone With The Wind

‘You should be kissed often, and by someone who knows how’- imagine this dialogue by Clarke Gable with Amitabh Bachchan as Rhett. He is tall, he is dark, he is handsome. He is the perfect 1940’s Hollywood hero. And boy, can he romance a woman (think Silsila).

As Gandalf the Grey/White in Lord of the Rings

After being a psychopath, we would also want him to venture into the arena of fantasy epic. And what better movie for it than the best fantasy epic franchise ever? He would totally do justice to wise old wizard, Gandalf.

In and as James Bond

We hear that they are looking for someone to play the next Bond after Daniel Craig and guess who is the best candidate for the job? He checks out all the boxes! He can act, he can fight and he is surely good with the ladies. We say he is just the right man for the role. Are the directors listening?

(Photoshop by Amit Mathur)

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