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Amitabh Bachchan turns 71: The star celebrates his birthday with fans

Movies | IBNLive | October 11, 2013, 3:55 pm
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 On the occasion of his 71st birthday, Amitabh Bachchan held a press conference to thank his fans for their unconditional love and support.

On the occasion of his 71st birthday, Amitabh Bachchan held a press conference to thank his fans for their unconditional love and support.

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 Medgastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been part of over 150 films in the four decades he has spent in the showbiz industry, continues to wow fans with his varied roles on both small and big screen.

Medgastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been part of over 150 films in the four decades he has spent in the showbiz industry, continues to wow fans with his varied roles on both small and big screen.

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 Unlike last year, the actor didn't plan a grand birthday bash.

Unlike last year, the actor didn't plan a grand birthday bash. "Last year, there was a grand celebration as it was the 70th birthday, this year it is quite simple and quiet. Every year it is not possible to do it that way. I met family members and close associates. All I wish for is love and affection on my birthday," the actor told the reporters.

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"I will continue working till there is strength in my body," is how megastar Amitabh Bachchan prophesied as his two-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya joined other family members in wishing him on his 71st birthday. (IANS)

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 While speaking to media persons, Amitabh said it was Ash who had helped Aaradhya  learn the birthday song.

While speaking to media persons, Amitabh said it was Ash who had helped Aaradhya learn the birthday song. "Her mother (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) taught her to sing a happy birthday song. She sang for me but with her own name," Bachchan was quoted as saying.

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 On his birthday, Amitabh announced a collaboration between Harivansh Rai Bachchan memorial trust and Urja Foundation to provide electricity to 3000 homes through solar energy.

On his birthday, Amitabh announced a collaboration between Harivansh Rai Bachchan memorial trust and Urja Foundation to provide electricity to 3000 homes through solar energy.

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[caption id="attachment_921908"] "Millions of our citizens have no access to electricity and through this association we will provide electricity to around 3,000 homes across India who are deprived of it. We are proud to associate with this," he said. (IANS) [/caption]

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 Amitabh Bachchan waves at fans as he leaves the venue.

Amitabh Bachchan waves at fans as he leaves the venue.

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 Several ardent fans gathered outside Amitabh Bachchan's residence to get a glimpse of the star.

Several ardent fans gathered outside Amitabh Bachchan's residence to get a glimpse of the star.

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 Amitabh Bachchan may have kept his look simple at the press conference, but his shoes looked rather interesting.

Amitabh Bachchan may have kept his look simple at the press conference, but his shoes looked rather interesting.

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