Bollywood King Amitabh Bachchan has never been busier. The Bollywood megastar, who turns 67 on Sunday, has three films lined up for release, is hosting a popular television reality show, is to walk the ramp for a top fashion event â€“ and has no plans to retire in the near future.He says heâ€™ll be happy to follow in the footsteps of legendary actor Ashok Kumar, who played strong roles even at the age of 80.â€œI would disagree that actors of my age donâ€™t get important roles to play in movies. Look at Dada Muni (Ashok Kumar)â€¦he was an example. He kept doing important roles even till he was 80 years old,â€ Amitabh told us.â€œI canâ€™t be playing the lover boy anymore. So I do all those roles that suit a 67-year-old,â€ said the film icon who has completed four decades in the Indian film industry.â€
At his age, Amitabh is one of the busiest actors in tinsel town. The megastar says he had finished shooting for his forthcoming films â€˜Aladinâ€™, â€˜Teen Pattiâ€™ and â€˜Paaâ€™ before heading to Singapore for three months.He is now preparing to sign more projects.â€œI was away with a friend of mine (Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh) who had a medical condition and I was out of the country for three months. Since I knew I wanted to be with him and that it would take some period of time for him to heal, I deliberately finished all my pending work by June,â€ Amitabh said.In all his forthcoming projects, Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in different avatars.
In â€˜Aladinâ€™, he will sport overgrown locks for the role of a contemporary genie, â€˜Paaâ€™ will see him playing a child suffering from progeria, which causes premature ageing, and â€˜Teen Pattiâ€™ features him as a mathematics genius.While â€˜Aladinâ€™ will hit screens Oct 30, â€˜Paaâ€™ will release Dec 4 and â€˜Teen Pattiâ€™, which also stars Hollywood legend Ben Kingsley, will open to audiences Feb 12 next year.Till then, Amitabh is making his presence felt on the small screen after three years as the host of Colorsâ€™ reality show â€˜Bigg Bossâ€™, which has celebrities staying inside a specially designed house under constant camera surveillance and no contact with the outside world.