Amitabh is undoubtedly the greatest actor of Indian films. During the initial stage of the film career, when he was struggling and when he did not get roles, it was the then prime minister Indira Gandhi who pressed many producers and directors to give him good roles. After the initial struggle, he broke the shackles of small roles and blazed like a star on the firmament of Indian cinema. No other actor has been able to reach to his heights. Accompanying the tall and lean figure is the baritone voice with which he has captured the audience and rules the industry! There is no doubt of his genius in the acting.
On the other side, his personal life which cannot remain personal and unshared, is full of contradictions. He always states in his interviews about his unassuming manner, respect for the older values and fruits of honesty and hard work. Yet in the hour of crisis when his production company called ABC ( it turned out to be truly abcdian company) busted, he wavered and fell into the talons of Amar Singh and Mulayam Yadav who helped him in the time of testing by God. And a man is known by the company he keeps. He generally harps that he is an middle class person even now. I don’t understand why he shows this hypocrisy and don’t boldly say that he is a rich man; the kind of rich man which is not less than a erstwhile monarch. His collection of costliest and latest cars, clothes and other of his interests speaks for this plenitude.
If he is a middle class than I pray to Almighty to make every Indian like him at least if not rich.