Amitabh Bachchan reveals his father chose 'Bachchan' surname as it doesn't indicate any caste | Hindi Movie News - Bollywood - Times of India

Amitabh Bachchan reveals his father chose ‘Bachchan’ surname as it doesn’t indicate any caste | Hindi Movie News – Bollywood – Times of India


Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is an avid social media user who keeps treating fans with anecdotes from his personal as well as professional lives. Most recently, he also shared a beautiful collage picture with actress Kriti Sanon from the sets of his game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ where the actress appeared as a guest. He captioned the post as, ‘ballroom dancing with the beautiful lady in red – Kriti Sanon !! … aah .. brought back those College and Calcutta days’. On the show, Big B many times opened up about various issues including societal as well as personal. Recently, during a conversation with a contestant, Mr Bachchan talked about inter-caste marriage. He said that his mother Teji Bachchan was a Sikh and his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan belonged to Uttar Pradesh’s Kayasth family and that initially there were a few roadblocks but in the end everyone agreed. He further added that this was in 1942 but he is amazed to see that people still believe in it. The megstar went to reveal that his father deliberately kept this surname Bachchan because it doesn’t indicate any caste. He revealed that when his parents went for his school admission, they asked for a surname and instead of giving a surname, his parents gave the pseudonym of his father. Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan was grabbing headlines recently after he announced on social media that he had terminated his contract with a pan masala brand just days after its commercial was aired. This move came after a national anti-tobacco organisation had requested the veteran actor to withdraw from promoting pan masala. Meanwhile, on the work front, Big B, who was last seen in ‘Chehre’, has multiple projects in his hand including ‘Jhund’, ‘Brahmastra’, ‘Mayday’, ‘Good Bye’, ‘Uunchai’ and Nag Ashwin’s untitled film.

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