Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has triggered off a furious debate about his ‘retirement’ plans after a blog post, which he ended with the words: “I must retire .. the head is thinking something else and the fingers another .. its a message”.
Clinging on to the word ‘retire’, Twitter users have concluded that Bachchan plans to bid adieu to acting.
“Fat chance,” expostulates a close friend of the actor. “When he said he must retire, he meant he was tired and must get some sleep. Nothing more than that. Please don’t read anything more into his words. Mr Bachchan is far from retirement. He will go on before the camera for a good 20 more years.”
The actor is currently shooting for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra where he has a pivotal role with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
About Ranbir, Big B had once said: “Without saying much, he manages to say anything. His face is God’s blessing. He doesn’t seem to make any effort to convey emotions whereas I’ve to constantly struggle to express myself and ask the director to help me. He needs none of that.” Just working in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra with Ranbir, said Bachchan, is a learning experience. “All his films have been a learning graph. I find it very unusual the way he reacts. He doesn’t move any muscle and to convey so much feeling; it’s is a tough job. I always notice when he performs, he doesn’t do much. And it’s not just his films, it’s even in his ads,” he opines.
Family members say the veteran would have to take a small break. “To recover his stamina, regain his energy. He needs to rest. The break could be for 15 days or a month, no more. Then he’s back,” says a family member....