I don’t have the money people assume I have: Amitabh Bachchan

The 74-year-old is in no mood of retiring from acting

Ians February 11, 2017
The actor is busy with his next project Wazir, which also stars Farhan Akhtar. PHOTO: FILE

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?

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"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.

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However, as a "flood of activity" consumes most of his time, Big B finds himself in "complete lethargy and desolation".

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srinivas | 7 years ago | Reply sir..with all due respect s to you..am a big fan of your acting style and persona... no doubt you are the greatest and the biggest megastar of Indian cinema.. but sir.. am not aware of the investment plans of your earnings.. that's not required for a fan.. but sir , I would wish to say, that, when a man retires from service, on a typical V.R.S.. system from the company he works after 25 years of his , he gets approximately gets around 30 lakhs from the company, excluding gratuity , provident funds, etc.. collectively he gets around 45 lakhs.. he makes a fixed deposit of this amount , he gets 30000/- rupees per month as interest.. at minimum most level. sir , you being the biggest celeb, minimum your lifestyle demands 3000000/-..I,e. 30 lakhs..per month.. that's all I got to say.. eeeee aaa.. am sorry if am incorrect..
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