I would have been a Taxi driver: Amitabh Bachchan

Posted : October 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm IST by ManaTelugu

Amitabh Bachchan, the grand old man of Indian cinema is entering 70s today. And out of these 53 have been spent in front of the camera. After all these hyper-active years, the actor still acting and is still grounded.

Speaking in an interview about his entry in to films, the actor said, “I always wondered how one got into films. When I saw the Filmfare-Madhuri print ad in a magazine, I felt this was the proper way to get into the film industry. It would get me a chance to audition for a screen test; put me on a salary. Of course, I got rejected. And then, I just made up my mind that I had to be in the movies. So I landed up in Mumbai with my driving licence. I hoped that if I didn’t get into films, then I would drive a taxi.”