‘Zanjeer’ clocks 42 years, Big B nostalgic

Mumbai: “Zanjeer”, the film which gave megastar Amitabh Bachchan the tag of an ‘angry young man’, has completed 42 years.

Directed by Prakash Mehra, the 1973 action thriller featured Big B as police officer Vijay Khanna along with his wife Jaya Bachchan and late veteran actor Pran.

The 72-year-old, whose latest release “Piku” features him as an old man suffering from constipation, took to Twitter to thank his fans for loving the slice-of-life family entertainer.

“’Zanjeer’…42 years of its release! 11th May 1973! The day of some consequence… May month excitement… PIKU May 8,” Amitabh tweeted.

In another post, he added: “Pranaam, Namaskaar and greetings for the affection shown towards PIKU.”

“Piku”, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, explores the relationship between a father (Amitabh) and a daughter (Deepika). Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film released on May 8.