Amitabh Bachchan: Turning Point / Part 1 – Day: 1810

So Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo is all set to premiere on June 12 on Amazon Prime Video and the film will be simultaneously published in two hundred plus countries.
Sircar describes it as the dawn of a new era in Indian entertainment and cannot conceal his excitement that a global audience will be watching his gritty dramedy in different parts of the world at the same time.
A few days ago, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted that in his long career starting from the year 1969 to 2020, he has witnessed many changes, challenges over the last five decades of working in cinema and he now looks forward to another challenge, of experiencing the digital release of his forthcoming feature, Gulabo Sitabo India’s debut mainstream digital release starring Bachchan and Ayushman Khurana.
The headline set me thinking….
In every profession and in movies particularly, it is the circumstances and the choices made that determine the journey of an artist or a film, and every time we turn the pages of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan will be visible at the turning points of the entertainment business.
In the forthcoming days, I will attempt to recapture the events and images over the last five decades that defined show business and how Amitabh Bachchan unwittingly led the way…
To be continued…@bhawanasomaaya