Stars wish Big B ‘a healthy and long life’ on birthday

As the iconic star of Indian cinema, megastar Amitabh Bachchan turns 72 today, celebrities and fans wished a long and healthy life for Big B. Love and admiration for Amitabh Bachchan was expressed by fans on the social networking sites on his D-day.  

Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Anushka Sharma wished him on his 72nd birthday, calling him their inspiration.

"Happy birthday to the formidable the legendary SrBachchan. Thank you for the Inspiration Sir.. Health and happiness always," Priyanka wrote on her Twitter page.

"The world's collective wishes are like a 'force of nature' that honour you and love you. Happy Birthday Amitji! SrBachchan," Boman Irani tweeted.

Flimmaker Karan Johar, a family friend of the Bachchans, wrote, "Reverence...Respect and immense admiration to @SrBachchan!! Happy birthday amit uncle! We are blessed to be around you."

Actor Uday Chopra, who is a childhood friend of Jr Bachchan, also wished the superstar. "A very happy birthday Amit uncle SrBachchan lots of love," he said.

"Happy birthday SrBachchan. Thank you for inspiring us with your work and your being. You truly are the best actor we have," actress Anushka Sharma posted on Twitter.

Married couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh, music composer Shekhar Ravjiani, actresses Divya Dutta and Preity Zinta, Manoj Bajpayee and singer Mika, are among others to wish the thespian.