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Is Amitabh Bachchan retiring? Actor posts cryptic message on his blog, sends Twitter into a frenzy

The blog post created a storm on Twitter with users speculating if he is bidding adieu to Bollywood.

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Updated: Nov 29, 2019, 02.42 PM IST
Speculations about the 77-year-old retiring have set the social media ablaze.
Speculations about the 77-year-old retiring have set the social media ablaze.
Bollywood’s ‘Shahenshah’, Amitabh Bachchan, has triggered a furore on Twitter by posting a cryptic message on his recent blog post. Speculations about the 77-year-old retiring and bidding farewell to the film industry have been rife ever since he posted a photograph on Twitter and said that his body is giving him a signal to slow down.

Bachchan’s Tumblr blog post further fanned the flames of retirement buzz. The thespian began the post by talking about travelling to Manali via car to shoot for his upcoming film ‘Brahmastra’. The megastar also elaborated on the simplicity and the generous hospitality of the small town.

However, the blog post ended on a somewhat cryptic note, Bachchan wrote “I must retire .. the head is thinking something else and the fingers another .. its a message ..”.

The usage of the word ‘retire’ in the blog post was quite telling and Twitterati couldn’t help but speculate if the veteran actor was trying to send across a message about his future in the film industry.

However, the usage of the word ‘retire’ could simply mean that the actor wished to retire and go to his bed for the night.

The megastar was last spotted at the Gateway of India, paying tribute to the heroes of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The actor had previously made an appearance at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa and felicitated south superstar Rajinikanth with ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee’ award.

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A name that needs no introduction, a voice that is recognised by millions, and a presence that makes even the most established actors nervous. Amitabh Bachchan is in every sense one of the biggest superstars the country has seen. Having spent 50 years in the industry, and given fans masterpieces like 'Zanjeer', ‘Deewar’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Black’, and ‘Paa’ among several others, the Big B - as he commonly known - is a force to be reckoned with, even as he turns 77. Showing no signs of slowing down, the Padma Vibhushan-awardee’s upcoming films include Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and Rumi Jaffery’s ‘Chehre’. While continuing to enthrall audiences every time he comes on screen, the superstar, who was 'selected unanimously' for Dadasaheb Phalke award this year, also dabbled in several other trades - sometimes succeeding, at other times not so much - through the course of his professional journey. Here’s a look at Bachchan Sr. beyond films.

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