My family is my wonderful gift, Amitabh Bachchan

As Amitabh Bachchan turns 70 on 11th October, his wife Jaya Bachchan has planned big surprise bash for Big B. Though many gifts will come to Big B’s way, he feels that his family is the greatest gift for him. Their love and support keeps him going on in his personal and professional life. 

He holds a great respect for his late parents, the renowned poet Harivanshrai Bachchan and his mother Teji Bachchan.

“I look forward to spending time with my family. All the gifts and presents that I needed have already come my way - the blessings of my parents, which I consider the largest gift, and their presence in my life through all the upbringing that they gave me," Amitabh told in an interview at his office, Janak.

"My family - my wife Jaya and the two wonderful gifts that she gave me - (son) Abhishek and (daughter) Shweta and now the bahu (daughter-in-law) in the house, Aishwarya, and the little (granddaughter) Aaradhya... so these are my wonderful gifts and no one can replace them," added the megastar.

Amitabh Bachchan always remain connected to his fans through blog, twitter and ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ gives him a great platform to connect to the people.

Though Big B prefers a quiet birthday, his family wants to make it big this time. "My family this time round wants to have celebration on my birthday. I have heard that it might be celebrated on Oct 10 at night. I absolutely don't have any idea about it and nobody is ready to disclose anything about it (to me)," he said.

"I just run away from this day. Whenever my birthday comes closer, I inform my family members not to do anything special because I don't like it. A small and peaceful family time is more than enough for me.

"But many a time, one also has to think about one's wife; so this time round she (Jaya) has thought that there should be some celebration. So she is only doing everything, I have not been informed about any preparations. All I know is something is cooking," added the 69-year-old.