He’s The World’s Biggest Movie Star

Sarfraz Manzoor writes: ‘If you haven’t heard of Amitabh Bachchan (pictured), I feel rather sorry for you. He is, after all, the greatest actor Indian cinema has produced and his films are some of the greatest you are ever likely to see. Bachchan has been a phenomenon for more than four decades and at 72 he is still making films that excite and surprise audiences around the world. His latest, “Shamitabh,” is about a young actor who achieves top-billing by “borrowing” the overdubbed voice of a down and out, played by Amitabh (hence the “sham”); and of course it gives full range to his rich, commanding baritone, which has transfixed audiences for more than 40 years.’

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