The megastar aka the living legend of Bollywood turned 76 today, and if you couldn't manage to queue up in front of Jalsa to wish him on his birthday, I am guessing most of you would have wished him on social media already.
Amitabh Bachchan is the undisputed and unconquered king of Bollywood, but what makes him special are his unique fans, who go to extreme lengths to prove their love for him.
Big B has a crazy fanbase both numerically and literally and even if you don't trust my words, these instances will make you believe that it's true:1. A Truck Full Of Samosas
In 1982, when Amitabh Bachchan got fatally injured on the sets of 'Coolie', a samosa vendor prayed for his speedy recovery. After he was discharged from the hospital and was doing fine, the vendor sent a truck full of samosas to the actor's residence. He asked him to touch the truck once, so that he could distribute the samosas as prasad to his fans.2. A Temple In Kolkata
Amitabh Bachchan is undoubtedly a living legend in Bollywood, a megastar who is not only loved but worshipped by his fans. But, in Kolkata, he has an actual temple built in his name.
It is also said that the fans managed to get their hands on the same shoes he wore in 'Agneepath' and placed them on the very chair he sat on in 'Aks'. The temple walls have 'Jai Shri Amitabh' written on it and people sing a customised aarti for him.3. Stalked Jalsa & Threatened To Commit Suicide
A female fan once threatened to commit suicide outside Bachchan's house, when the guards and the police didn't let her meet him. She also wanted to be employed in Jalsa, so that she could stay under the same roof as him.4. A 100 Year-Old-Fan
There was a time when Big B's 100-year-old fan forgot everyone, even her family members and wouldn't even eat. However, she was motivated to eat when she was told that Bachchan will meet her.
T 1126 -Bernadine D'Souza a fan who turns 100 years on 18th !!!! Wished her on video .. suffers Alzheimers .. only name she remembers .. AB— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 17, 2013
She even appeared on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' and screamed his name out loud when she saw him.
T 1126 -So touched and moved by that request from her family. She does not eat her food unless they tell her that AB is coming .. !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 17, 2013 5. From A Fan To A Drug Dealer
Big B tweeted about this himself in 2012 that a Russian female fan turned into a drug dealer to earn money, so that she can travel to India to meet him.
T 912 - Another Russian girl became a drug dealer to earn money to travel to see me in India .. got caught and is in jail .. aahh ! painfull— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 25, 2012