I am doing my job to earn a living: Amitabh
New Delhi: In his career of four decades, Amitabh Bachchan has carved a place for himself in showbiz but the megastar doesn’t think he is doing something extraordinary and says that he is just doing his job to earn a living.
Asked his mantra for success and the 73-year-old shared: “I get up in the morning and I have a film to work on”.
“I am doing my job and I need a job because I have to earn a living and that is why you go to work,” Big B said at India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit here on Saturday. The actor is back on the silver screen as a lawyer with the film “Pink” post his much appreciated role as a cranky father in “Piku”.
The actor shuns away the question over how he gets into the character of such varied characters and said that “do we ask doctors whether they can operate on kidney or stomach.” The actor has been an inspiration for many, and when he became a part of the event with his “Pink” co-star Taapsee Pannu and film’s producer Shoojit Sircar, they expressed their admiration for him.
“After so many years , this man doesn’t take things for granted. The amount of effort that he puts in,clearly shows where he is”, Sircar said, adding that he has worked with him for the last 11 years and has seen the energy of a 14-year-old boy in Amitabh.
Talking about women who have influenced him, Amitabh said: “The woman who inspired me is my mother. She was a Sikh and I am half a Sardar. She gave me a lot of strength.
“I used to play in the backyard and there was a day when some guys came and beat me up. I came back crying. My mother asked me to go back and fight and beat them up. And i went.”
The actor spoke about problems that women face on a daily basis and asserted on how wrong is the belief that men don’t cry. “It is okay for men to cry,” he said.