Amitabh celebrates with who's who of Bollywood

From Bollywood and South celebrities to politicians and bureaucrats, everyone was in full attendance at a bash to ring in megastar Amitabh Bachchan 's 70th birthday .

Affectionately known as "Big B," Bachchan has acted in around 180 films in a career spanning four decades in Bollywood, the home of India's prolific movie industry. (AP)

The party organised by Bachchan's wife Jaya saw a host of well known personalities, dressed in their best, turning out at Reliance Media works in film city in Goregaon.

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan poses during a party on the eve of his 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 10, 2012. (AFP)

Bachchan was dressed in a knee-length black velvet kurta. Son Abhishek Bachchan walked holding wife Aishwarya's hand and mother Jaya on his other side. Daughter Shweta Nanda with husband and her children were also seen.

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan (L) poses with wife Jaya Bachchan during a party on the eve of Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 10, 2012. (AFP)

Amitabh Bachchan fondly known as Big B waved at the media, posed for shutterbugs and thanked everyone.

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan (L) speaks with wife and actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan as they pose during a party on the eve of Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 10, 2012. (AFP)


Son Abhishek said, "It is glamorous 70 and we all are really happy to be here celebrating his birthday with family, friends and everyone."

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan (L) poses with wife Jaya Bachchan (2nd L) , son-in-law Nikhil Nanda (C), daughter Shweta Nanda (3rd R), son Abhishek Bachchan (2nd R) and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan during a party on the eve of Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 10, 2012. (AFP)

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, left, and his wife Jaya Bachchan arrive for a party on the eve of his 70th birthday in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. (AP) 

India's favourite film star and Bollywood legend, Bachchan - who is known as the "The Big B" having over 3.5 million Twitter followers is treated like royalty in the movie-mad country.

Bachchan was the first Indian actor to feature at London's Madame Tussauds waxworks museum and was voted "actor of the millennium" in a BBC online poll in 1999.  

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan (L) poses with wife and actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan during a party on the eve of Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday in Mumbai on October 10, 2012. (AFP)

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, left, listens to his wife Jaya Bachchan as they attend a party on the eve of his 70th birthday in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. (AP)

Daughter-in-law Aishwarya said, "We all are really happy that everyone have come today to celebrate his birthday. We are thankful to everyone for their presence."

 

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