News|October 12, 2012 9:59 am

Amitabh Bachchan is very special to me : Javed Akhtar

Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 70th birthday today. The superstar was showered with blessings from the entire film fraternity as well as his fans, Here’s what Javed Akhtar has to say about him.

I remember the time we were both introduced to each other while waiting for a taxi during the shooting of Anand. I remember the time when I called him to narrate the script of Zanjeer asking for his time and he immediately called me. I remember the shooting of the scene in Sholay when Amitabh Bachchan handed over the keys to Jaya. Kitni shaame, kitni raatein, kitni Baatein… magar ab kis kis ka zikr karein… Amitabh Bachchan is very special not because he is successful. To be Amitabh Bachchan, you need to be a great actor, very disciplined and a very kind person. His achievement is not his success, his achievement is how he kept his success under his control keeping his decency above his success. I did my last film with him, Main Azaad Hoon, but he was acting as if it was his first film. I admire his acting but respect him as a person.