Amitabh’s 70th birthday bash mesmerizes Bollywood

Last night the entire film industry gathered under one roof to celebrate the birthday of the star of the millennium Amitabh Bachchan. Planned by Jaya Bachchan, everyone is floored with the grand and captivating bash.

As the celebrities walked the red carpet, they are stopped by media persons and asked them to comment about this great event. The celebrities wished Amitabh Bachchan good health and a great future ahead.

Ramesh Sippy who directed Bachchan in Sholay said Big B's professionalism kept him going.

"Bachchan has always been sincere and committed to work. He is a thorough professional. That is why he has lasted so long," Sippy said.

Recalling his association with Bachchan, the director said, "My association with him is for close to 40 years. My first film with him was Sholay considered to be one of the greatest films of Indian cinema. I am happy to have worked (with him) in films like Shaan, Shakti and Akayla. We have always had lot of trust and understanding for each other".

Sippy's son Rohan has directed Bachchan's son Abhishek in quite a few films.

Sippy expressed his desire to work with Bachchan again. "I haven't written anything great of late to approach him with a role. The day I have a subject worthy of him I will turn to him. I want to direct him again," he said. 

Karan Johar:
The B70 bash was a beautiful blend of nostalgia, reverence and legendary acknowledgement... SrBachchan has a legacy of abundant goodwill....

Madhuri Dixit: Had an amazing time at Amitji's party. Was a re-union of sorts. Got to spend time with so many of my friends! It was great seeing everyone! It was an honour to be in the presence of so many talented people. It brought back so many amazing memories. Looking forward to more!

Riteish Deshmukh: Love and respect to the entire Bachchan family for hosting such a gracious function last night, specially Jaya aunty. everything was mesmerizing.

Arshad Warsi: Mr Bachchan's party last night was absolutely amazing, it was great to see the entire film industry under one roof....

Actress Sridevi who worked with Amitji in films like Khuda Gawah, Aakhri Raasta says he has an aura around him.

"His growth has been tremendous. The kind of roles he challenged to do is something no one can do. He is just amazing," she said.

R Balki who directed Bachchan in Cheeni Kum, Paa and recently released English Vinglish, directorial venture of his wife Gauri, said he was once in a lifetime actor.

"He is once in a lifetime actor and the best way to respect and be friendly with him is to continue adoring him. He is an icon," Balki said.