Countless wishes, 381 bottles of champagne, 801 birthday cakes, 1,526 plant saplings, 873 hugs, and as many as 119 kisses... is what the Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan has got on his 68th birthday today. But before you start wondering what Big B is going to do with such lavish showering of gifts, here’s the disappointment. These are virtual gifts to the actor from his fans across the world!
For the past several weeks, a link running on Bachchan’s blog, asks fans to ‘Wish him’ on his birthday on October 11, along with an array of virtual gifts to choose from. Every gift also has a personalised birthday message with it. The figures of the gifts mentioned above were recorded at the time of going to press, but the showering of wishes continues unabated. In fact, the blog link is flooded with personalised birthday messages for the veteran actor.
Here are some interesting wishes from the lot. “A kiss on lips as a birthday gift for you,” writes Ankita Shelat. Jai Prakash Jha wishes, “Happy birthday sir. Aap 100 saal jiyo aur healthy raho.”
Ashish Naidu says, “Let God decorate each golden ray of the sun reac hing you with wishes of success, happiness and prosperity. Wish you a super duper happy birthday.”
Rahul Sharma writes, “Aapko deerghaayu aur uttam swasthya ki shubhkaamnaein. Aasha karte hain ki aap aage bhi sadaa utkrisht abhinaya se hamein gauravaanvit karte rahenge.” “Tum jiyo hazaaron saal saal ke din hon pachaas hazaar. Love you always,” wishes Komal.