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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Says, “I Have No Legacy To Leave Behind”

May 4th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Says, “I Have No Legacy To Leave Behind”

“I have no legacy… My father’s legacy is what I am interested in, and I shall try always to further it.”

Amitabh Bachchan, who is looking forward to the release of his next film 102 Not Out, has time and again written his feelings and thoughts about his bond with his father in his elaborate blogs. Earlier this year, he had also expressed displeasure over the stipulation in the copyright law which allows exclusive rights to heirs of original literary work for 60 years after the author’s death.

The 75-year-old, who also recites his father’s works, especially Madhushala at public events, hopes he has passed on his father’s wisdom to his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan.

“Memories with my father and time spent with him are personal… But, yes lessons learnt from him would certainly be passed on to Abhishek,” added Big B.

When asked how these were being passed on to the grandchildren, Amitabh Bachchan said, “These are family oriented. Each family has their own conduct and behaviour, and they are executed in a manner where the next generation continues the legacy of the past. One prays and hopes that this temperament continues for posterity too.”

After being on top of stardom to dealing with failure to his days of bankruptcy to making it back in the game and seeing a meteoric rise — Amitabh Bachchan has dealt with all.

“I never dreamt of being where I am today, not that I am in some special space now, but dreams of the young are never constant, at least mine were never. We keep imagining according to prevailing circumstances. And circumstances keep changing rapidly,” he said.

The actor feels it is essential to taste failure to value success.

“Criticism,” he says, “is healthy. If not, we would all be living in a Utopian world, and we know that, that is not possible. Abuse, negativity, criticism is a most important element in our growth. We must know what the rest of the world is thinking of us and our work, and learn from those outputs. It’s like failure; unless you fail, you will never know what success is.”

In Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out,Amitabh Bachchan is seen as centenarian father to his 75-year-old son — essayed by Rishi Kapoor — who wants to break the world record of being the oldest man alive. The record is held by an 118-year-old Chinese man. The old man feels his son’s morose attitude would not help him achieve the target and takes step to move his son to an old age home.

Produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment Films India, Treetop Entertainment and Shukla’s Benchmark Pictures, the film released on Friday.

“Our experience comes from the design of the story and the script. We tried to do what the script demands, and we hope it has been done to audience’s satisfaction,” said the actor, who will also be seen in Thugs of Hindostan.

The veteran actor says he has many projects in the pipeline.

“There are a few. Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra‘, Sujoy Ghosh’s ‘the Guest’ (tentative working title or ‘Badla’), R Balki’s next and a few more… Then there is ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’,” he said

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