Best Wishes Pour In As Amitabh Bachchan Turns 75

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As Amitabh Bachchan turned 75 on Wednesday, the Hindi film industry wished the megastar great success and health for the year ahead.

'Bachchan at 75' is a milestone not just for the star, whose acting career continues to flourish 48 years after his first film, but also for the industry. Actor-MP Shatrughan Sinha said he is proud of Bachchan's achievements as a friend and a contemporary. Sinha, who worked with Bachchan in films such as "Bombay to Goa", "Dostana", "Kaala Patthar" and "Shaan", believes the actor would make an "apt candidate" for the president of India.

Veteran actor Manoj Kumar also wished Bachchan on his birthday, recalling their first meeting when he was shooting for "Saajan". Bachchan had come to meet a producer. What struck him most about Bachchan was his observant nature and dedication to his craft, he said. The duo worked together in 1974's "Roti Kapda Aur Makaan".

Friend and co-star Rishi Kapoor, who will share screen space with Bachchan after 25 years in "102 Not Out", wished the actor on Twitter. "Happy birthday dear Amitji. God bless," Kapoor tweeted with the poster of their film.

Superstar Aamir Khan, who is working with Bachchan for the first time in "Thugs of Hindostan", said it was a joy to collaborate with the veteran actor. Aamir said, growing up, it was a magical experience to watch Bachchan's movies.

"It was an amazing experience watching Bachchan sir in cinema halls. His aura and powerhouse performances were magical. He had a complete hold on us as an entertainer. The sway that Bachchan had, I don't think it can be recreated.

Many other celebrities took to Twitter to wish Bachchan on his milestone birthday:

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