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Amitabh Bachchan rules both pre-liberalised & post-liberalised India

12:13 PM | 27 Sep, 2016
Amitabh Bachchan rules both pre-liberalised & post-liberalised India
I am surprised to say that ‘Pink’ saw an even better Amitabh; this man is incredible and just seems to get better with age.

The man never refuses to surprise us. About to turn 74 (on 11th October), Amitabh Bachchan raises the bar with each activity he does. Yes, it is better not to limit the man to films alone. Professionally, he is an actor. But institutionally, he is huge. Perhaps the biggest.

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After watching his powerful performance in ‘Pink’ – a film which Bachchan himself has called as “revolution”, a pertinent question arises: How will history judge this man or rather superman of Indian cinema?

Amitabh Bachchan has ruled both pre-liberalised and post-liberalised India

Amitabh Bachchan’s biggest legacy is that he has ruled the hearts of both the pre-liberalised and post-liberalised India with equal affluence. This is something that makes Big B unparalleled.
In our childhood days or when our parents were young and didn’t find great financial comfort, thanks to the country’s restricted economy, Amitabh Bachchan was a symbol of anti-establishment.

His ‘Angry Young Man’ persona appealed to every young Indian’s heart as it summarized the resentment, anger and frustration.

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As Bollywood constructed an alternative reality where the common man of India found his satisfaction, Bachchan gave him the comfort they looked for in those times. After several flops, when Bachchan finally delivered his knock-out punch in ‘Zanjeer’ in the early 1970s, India knew its next hero had arrived.

Bachchan is a star who never fades

But unlike any other star of the cine world which faded after a point of time, Bachchan did not fade ever. Yes, after returning to films in the late 1990s following the collapse of his company – Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, films like ‘Mrityudata’, ‘Lal Badshah’, ‘Sooryavansham’, ‘Kohram’, etc. did earn him criticism but Bachchan was intelligent enough to make amends.

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Instead of trying to don the mantle of the hero of the 1970s, the veteran began exploring new character depths and that made him different from the rest.

Since 2000, Big B hasn’t looked back

Bachchan, in fact, had a rebirth around 2000 when he started hosting the popular show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. This was the time when, ironically, the small screen gave the big-screen icon a new lease of life and he overcame the difficulty of the ABCL days. But Bachchan did himself a great favour by remaining loyal to the newfound avenue he found in his acting career.
From ‘Mohabbatein’ in 2000 to ‘Pink’ in 2016, Bachchan has diversified himself & is gaining more and more versatility.

This is the Amitabh Bachchan of the post-liberalised India where a lot of new challenges have evolved with the opening up of the economy.

Bachchan – a humble explorer

As the society has prepared itself to explore its multi-dimensions, Bachchan has also played the role of a curious and humble explorer.

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He also rode the time machine in between by picking a film like ‘Bbuddhah… Hoga Terra Baap’ but overall, Bachchan’s choice of roles has been exceptional. At the age of 67, he even underwent gruelling make-up experience daily to act as the son of his real-life son Abhishek Bachchan in the film ‘Paa’. Unbelievable, isn’t it?
Endurance is the biggest USP of Amitabh Bachchan. But that has been made possible because he has remained a keen learner even at this age.

But that’s the best word to describe Amitabh Bachchan. He has transformed himself from the role model of the India of the 1970s to 1980s to the icon of the 21st century India.

From the films in the 1970s and 1980s that had projected the male as infallible, Bachchan has also acted as a metrosexual (remember ‘Cheeni Kum’?). And there is no dearth of these character roles that Bachchan has played during his second stint (‘Nishabd’, ‘Babul’, ‘Dev’, ‘Bhootnath’, ‘Sarkar’, ‘Black’… you name it).

Shubham Ghosh is an Indian Journalist and writes for several newspapers.

 

Shubham Ghosh is a freelance journalist based in Bangalore, India. He writes on various issues, including politics, international relations, cricket, etc for various websites. He loves to travel and play chess.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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