Thursday August 22, 2019

Here’s How Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Got His Surname

The actor said he became the first bearer of the surname Bachchan

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Amitabh Bachhan during an interview. Wikimedia Commons

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has shared anecdotes about his last name and said that “Bachchan” was his father and legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poetic nom de plume.

The 76-year-old cine icon took to his blog and discuss about the caste system prevalent in ancient India.

“The caste system in the land has been prevalent for centuries, followed diligently by many and now defied by many too, (it is) an ailment that has plagued our society or not by some,” he wrote.

He said that his father was a “strong opposer” of the caste system.

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Actor Amitabh Bachchan. Bollywood Country

“Babuji was born in a Kayasth home and a Srivastav. But his temperament was always against the ailment of caste, his nome de plume, his ‘takhallus’ his pen name he designed as ‘BACHCHAN’. Poets writers of great eminence often designed their names with a nom de plume. So ‘Bachchan’ became my Father’s pen name, his poetic nom de plume but it lent credence of its concept later when I was born, on being admitted to my first School, and being asked by the teachers what surname of this boy was to be filled in the admission form my Mother and father had a quick discussion and it was decided that ‘Bachchan’ would be the family surname,” he wrote.

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The actor said he became the first bearer of the surname Bachchan.

“And it has remained so and shall remain so… My Father… the Bachchan (and) I the proud bearer of this surname,” he wrote. (IANS)

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Considers Social Media as Modern Generation Atomic Bomb

On the Bollywood front, Amitabh will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming directorial “Brahmastra”. The film also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt

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Amitabh Bachchan (Wikimedia Commons)

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says the social media is the modern generation atomic bomb as users can easily voice their opinions and have the capability to give a perspective to any move be it political or otherwise.

Amitabh, who has a following of over 36.9 million followers on Twitter, 12.6 million on Instagram and over 30 million likes on his official Facebook account, took to his blog on Thursday night to voice his opinion on social media.

He wrote: “The social media is the modern generation atomic bomb. It has the capacity to exercise a chilling response to the enemy; bringing them down to their knees, seeking pardon.

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Amitabh Bachchan. Pink

“Over 7 billion humans in the Universe now have opinion and voice and capability to give a perspective to any move political or otherwise. And see it being spread through the medium it employs across the continents of habituated being… It is a scary ultimatum.”

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On the Bollywood front, Amitabh will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming directorial “Brahmastra”. The film also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. (IANS)