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Ten big life lessons from Big B

When you see Amitabh Bachchan, you don't see a 76-year-old man with weak knees. You see a man of vigour, with a straight spine, striding ahead with purposeful steps.

1) Amitabh Bachchan has given us the finest lesson on Evolution!

From the time he bell-bottomed his way in and kicked open the doors through the time clad in pajama-kurta he gave meditated, measured performances — never overboard, loud or overbearing — but touching all the right chords with you; to the time he wore rock star jackets, ripped jeans, monogrammed handmade shoes and rapped with the swag only he can; finally to experiment, experiment, experiment — as Auro, the kid with Progeria in Paa, the pony-tailed irascible chef in Cheeni Kum, the shifty, looking-over-his-shoulder sceptical lawyer in Pink, the flamboyant photographer who finds it difficult to resist his daughter’s friend’s advances in Nishabd and now the Jack Sparrow-lookalike character he is about to play in the soon-to-be-released Thugs of Hindostan.

Amitabh Bachchan has constantly evolved himself for different medium. With Television, that changed his luck in a spectacular way, he has brought so much respect to it and opened avenues for TV Stardom for many after him.

bigb1Always measured performances — never overboard, loud or overbearing. (Photo: Indiatoday.in)

When social media came on the horizon, he took to it with a vengeance: He blogged deep into the night, or in the wee hours of the morning. And the

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