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I’ll work as long as my body allows me

On his 68th birthday, Amitabh Bachchan will watch first episode of his new game show with family, friend Rajnikanth and cricketer Dhoni.

entertainment Updated: Oct 10, 2010 11:31 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Amitabh Bachchan has no ‘special’ plans for his 68th birthday and doesn’t believe in making resolutions either. “Birthdays come and go every year.

And for me, every day is special. A resolution may force something on to a day which I don’t want,” he reasons. “I’m nearing 70 now. Sometimes, my knees and other joints ache and I know that I’m growing old. But I want to continue to work for as long as my body will allow me.”

Birthday celebrations were limited to a simple havan (ceremony) at home when he was a child. “Now, I usually spend time with my family and fall in with their plans,” he says.

This year, he has a special birthday gift from Sony. KBC 4 will launch on October 11 and the channel is hosting a bash for Bachchan who returns to the game show after six years. His family, actor friend Rajnikanth and Team India’s cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, among others, are expected to be present at the gala and the screening of the first episode.

On his blog Bachchan has been expressing his excitement over the fact that his grandchildren, Navya Naveli and Agastya Nanda, his daughter Shweta‘s kids, are with him. Nothing makes him happier than returning home to his grandkids: “They bring joy to my life. I can’t express in words how happy a grandfather feels to bring in his birthday, actually, just any day, with his grandchildren around him,” he writes.

BigThe actor, over the last few weeks, has been extremely busy, shooting ad commercials, canning episodes for KBC 4 and ‘getting into shape’ preparing for Rajkumar Santoshi action thriller, Power, in which he plays a vigilante and has promised to do his stunts choreographed by a Hollywood action coordinator without a double.

Later in the year, he will start work on Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan, R Balki’s next film for AB Corp and Buddha. The four time National Award-winning star also walked the ramp last Thursday for Karan Johar and Varun Bahl at the Couture Week with Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan.

First Published: Oct 10, 2010 11:24 IST