The iconic Amitabh Bachchan continues to inspire young as well as established actors. The actor turned 79 on Monday. Despite the age factor, Amitabh Bachchan dominates the Hindi film industry. In a career span of over five decades, the actor has given massive hits.
While Big B has proved that age is just a number, his friend and former scriptwriter Salim Khan has a different opinion. Salim Khan was responsible for Amitabh Bachchan’s “Angry Young Man” image since the movie Zanjeer. Script of movies like Sholay, Deewaar, Majboor, Don, Trishul, Dostana, etc. was penned by Salim Khan.
Recently during a conversation, Salim has allegedly said, “Amitabh Bachchan should retire now. He has achieved all that he had to in this life. One should keep a few years of life for oneself as well. Amitabh Bachchan has done good work so he must free himself from the race. He must take a graceful retirement.”
Additionally, the filmmaker explained that the retirement system is designed for individuals to spend a few years of their life as per his/her wishes. Salim Khan also shared that at the start, years are spent in studying and learning stuff, “then you have the responsibilities of family.”
He elaborated, “For example, my world is limited now. All the people I go on walks with are from non-filmy backgrounds.”
Furthermore, Salim Khan said, “Amitabh Bachchan was the hero who could play an angry young man, he still is. However, there are no stories for an actor like Amitabh now. Our films have improved technically, the music and action have improved but we do not have good scripts.”