MUMBAI: Even at 74, Amitabh Bachchan is in no mood to hang up his boots. "There is a question raised many times that why I do not retire and hang my boots up and relax... Thank you... But no thank you," Amitabh posted on his blog.
"The profession shall retire me, or my body will... Till then one strives each hour, each day." He added, "I do not have the money, the fame the recognition that is assumed... and they were not the consideration for achievement. Who will define achievement... What is it? A peak, a mountain, a specified distance one must conquer?
We never work to cause revolution: Amitabh Bachchan
"Each human may have a concept or design of what they consider to be an achievement. It cannot be normalised. So don't normalise it for me."
The veteran actor is one of the most iconic Indian celebrities known worldwide, and the film-going audience continues to love him for the ease with which he slips into a variety of roles.
Sharing his views on retirement, Big B said, "Retirement for one is the acceptance of having conquered a peak. But there could be another peak to conquer after having conquered one. Who knows? Retirement is a forced limitation. Some accept and acknowledge it. God bless them.
Amitabh Bachchan finally opens up about Ash’s role in ADHM
However, as a "flood of activity" consumes most of his time, Big B finds himself in "complete lethargy and desolation".
Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ