Amitabh Bachchan excels in every role he plays. Be it the best friend to Veeru in Sholay, an underworld figure with baara mulko ki police chasing him in Don or a son to his own son in Paa. Soon, we’ll be seeing him play a cranky father who throws child-like tantrums with his daughter, played by Deepika Padukone in his upcoming release Piku. While Piku and her Baba argue, quarrel and complain about each other throughout the trailer, we couldn’t help but notice their roller-coaster journey and the tender father-daughter bond. Being a father to two kids in real life, Mr. Bachchan is no stranger to the role of a father and the responsibilities that come along with it. So it’s no surprise when we say that he’s as good a father in reel life as he is in real life. Here are the 5 times where he wowed us with his paternal skills:
The baap of Rules and regulations:
Amitabh as a crusty old head of a school, fierce and bitter in Mohabbatein reminds you of the dad with a cane in his hand and an eye on the watch. For him deadlines and grades are the only things that matter and everything else is secondary. Good luck finding your way around this one!
The patriarch of the family:
Yash Raichand from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham is the sun to the solar system that is his family. He’s the one everyone looks up to for the smallest of things. If anything goes wrong, you know you don’t have to break a sweat because The Dad will fix it in no time at all.
The Selfless father:
He’ll give you the last block of his chocolate and the first bite of his ice cream. He’ll be your chauffeur, your teacher and your best friend. Amitabh’s character in Baghban taught us despite everything, a child will always be his father’s first priority and his biggest weakness.
He’ll be the one to buy you your first drink and your go to guide for girlfriend problems. Nothing you do can surprise him, probably because he’s done it anyway! Big B in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna was cooler than his son!
Father of the Nation:
Amitabh in Satyagraha stepped it up a notch and shaded the country under his rightful wings. With his wisdom and power, he proved that every man, however common his life may be, can be a leader of the Nation.
46 years and 202 movies later, Amitabh Bachchan has only proved that Buddah… Hoga Terra Baap.
By Ekta Shetty