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Big B welcomes gen next

Big B welcomes  gen next
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan may have been in the film industry for over four decades now but he feels the stardom of an actor is transitory as a new superstar is born in every 5 to 10 years.

The 72-year-old actor said the way a sportsman’s play gets restricted after a certain age, an actor’s work also gets limited due to the physical changes that come with age. “Like sportsmen don’t play too much after a certain age as they are physically weak after a while, similarly when actors get old, their face changes. There comes a time when an actor does not fit certain characters and films.

“If that happens one has to stop working. There will be new young people and audience. I feel my time has gone now. I am at the back now. In every 5 or 10 year there will be a new superstar and you have to bow down in front of them,” Bachchan said in an interview here. Bachchan is the one of busiest artists at his age and the evergreen star feels lucky that he has worked with different generations of actors and learnt from them.

“I am gifted by the Almighty that I have worked with four generations and I have learnt so much from all of them. I learn everyday on the sets. The average age of an actor is from 25 to 30 in the industry now and with me there is a difference of 40 odd years. But, I do observe them everyday and try to learn from them,” he said.


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