Amitabh Bachchan is undoubtedly the most Iconic and Amazing actor India could and will ever produce. Hereare 10 quotes which prove that beneath a superstar is a man grounded to the earth.

Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends a promotional event for the updated "Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram" and the upcoming political thriller Hindi film "Styagraha" in Mumbai on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends a promotional event for the updated “Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram” and the upcoming political thriller Hindi film “Styagraha” in Mumbai on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR

1.”I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can’t help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I’m quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can’t help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I’m quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.”

2. “Frankly I’ve never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an ‘icon’, ‘superstar’, etc. I’ve always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.”

3. ” Dearest TV media and vans outside my home, please do not stress and work so hard.”

4. “I did not resign from politics because of Bofors. I resigned because I do not know how to play petty politics. I did not know back then and I don’t know now either.”

5. “I have never really been confident about my career at any stage.”

6. “I have never been a superstar and never believed in it.”

7. “Basically I am just another actor who loves his work and this thing about age only exists in the media.”

8. “I’d love to romance Aishwarya Rai. But I’m 58 now. So I have to play her father.”

9. ” The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don’t know why something’s happening to you and you don’t know how you bounced back.”

10. “Indian actors, because of the format of our stories, need to be good actors, and be able to perform emotional sequences, do a bit of comedy, dance and singing, action, because all of this forms just one film.In many ways I’d say there are greater demands on Indian actors than there are on Hollywood