Amitabh Bachchan will be seen playing a cameo in this week’s release, Padman. His gravitas, his baritone and his superb command over language and enunciation, are all enough to make sure that he grabs all eyeballs even if he appears in a ‘blink and you miss it’ roles.
There are a lot of life lessons to be learnt from the man, especially those of hardwork and persistence. “I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I’m going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people,” he says.
In terms of style too, Amitabh Bachchan is a cut above the rest. “If I were to be recognised as one who possesses style, it would be a blend of classic, contemporary and quirky. But, really, as you look at the three options, you discover that they not only represent style but phases in a person’s dress code through different ages — as a child, quirky because you do not know what the heck your parents are dressing you in; 18 to 35, contemporary; beyond 60, classic,” he said in an interview with us.
“I follow a few commandments when it comes to fashion: follow your own style; thou shalt have no other style gods. Ensure that your style is individualistic, so there is no one in the same image or likeness. Thou shalt not kill for fashion, even if you walk into a premiere for a photo op and discover the guy ahead of you is wearing the same tie. Remember the Sabbath; give fashion a break on Sundays,” he added.
So, men take note. And without further ado, let’s look back at some videos of the cameos he has done.