10 Unknown facts about Amitabh Bachchan

Scroll below for some known but interesting facts about the icon, Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan has become synonymous with acting excellence in over five decades of his career. With his status remaining perfectly solid, thousands of people still flock to his house in Mumbai to get a five-second glimpse of him. His age has never been a hindrance to him, as the legend has continued to take challenging roles and going above and beyond expectations.

Below we give some of the lesser-known facts about him that will leave you shocked as well as impressed.

  1. He hardly speaks at home.
Despite being an enthusiastic and powerful orator, Amitabh Bachchan hardly speaks at home. At places away from the public limelight, you can hardly hear him utter a single word.
  1. He also had flop movies before getting the first big hit.
In the start of the career, the superstar has 12 consecutive flop movies before releasing his first super hit movie, Zanjeer.
  1. A secret music composer
We all know that Big B can sing but he is also a secret composer. Amitabh Bachchan gave the tune for Rang Barse to composers Shiv-Hari. Furthermore, he also composed Jahaan teri yeh nazar in Kaalia.
  1. Ambidextrous
Big B can write equally well with both hands.
  1. His treasured Hollywood memory
Mr. Bachchan fondest memory from his Hollywood times was playing golf in South Africa with former Hollywood legend Christopher Lee.
  1. His alternate career option
Before his film success, like many other actors, Amitabh Bachchan wanted to join the Indian Air Force and thought that he could also become an engineer.
  1. Big B and Rekha’s first on-screen pairing
The famous duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha was first seen on the screen in Do Anjaane in 1976. They were supposed to co-star in a film called Duniya Ka Mela, but Mr. Bachchan was replaced at the last minute with Sanjay Khan.
  1. His mentor
In the initial days of the struggle by the actor, Mahmood mentored him. He even offered Mr. Bachchan a place to stay in his home.
  1. A beauty pageant judge
In 1995, the actor was also one of the important judges at the Miss World beauty pageant.
  1. Known for his double roles
Amitabh Bachchan has done the most double roles than any other actor in the Bollywood industry. In one of his films, Mahaan, he even played a triple-role. Fascinating, right?

How many of these facts did you know?