Amitabh Bachchan, the legendary Indian actor, is turning 80 on Tuesday. Bachchan’s fans are spread all over the world and he is known for his charisma and for being a family man. Over the years, he has been the recipient of a number of awards for his contribution to Indian cinema and television.

However, Big B has not been free from controversies in his career as an actor.

When the veteran actor Kader Khan called him arrogant and high on power

Amitabh Bachchan and the late actor Kader Khan shared a beautiful bond on screen and off-screen. However, as Bachchan was becoming more and more successful he, apparently, became more arrogant and even self-centered. 

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Even in a Television show in 2010. Khan claimed Bachchan to be high on power after he was elected as a Member of the Parliament.

When Amar Singh declared Bachchan to be greedy

The late politician Amar Singh shared a friendly relation with the legendary actor. However, things went south when Singh declared Bachchan to be greedy. He claimed that though he helped the actor when he was bankrupt, the latter declined to assist him when he was in need.

When Shatrughan Sinha claimed that Amitabh Bachchan was ‘intimidated’ by him

Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha were two of the most popular actors of the 70s and 80s. They worked together in films like Dostana and Kaala Patthar, which broke box-office records. However, the pair was not seen together in any film further because of certain issues between them. In Sinha’s biography Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha, it is revealed that the actor himself claimed that Bachchan did not wish to work with him and, apparently, felt that “in Naseeb, Shaan, Dostana or Kaala Patthar Shatrughan Sinha bhari pad gaya (where the two worked together)”.

Amitabh Bachchan’s affair with Rekha

Amitabh Bachchan and actor Rekha were, as per speculations and reports, in a relationship since their film Do Anjaane in 1976. Though they had not opened up about their relationship publicly, director Yash Chopra confirmed it. The extra-marital affair ended, reportedly, after Silsila.

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When in the movie Nishabd, Amitabh Bachchan kissed Jiah Khan who is 44 years younger than him

In the film Nishabd, the lead actors – Amitabh Bachchan and Jiah Khan – shared bold and kissing scenes, leading to a huge controversy in the media as Khan is 44 years younger than Bachchan. It was reported that even Jaya Bachchan was not pleased with his decision to be a part of this film.