1st Dec, 2022

Well-known star Amitabh Bachchan’s illustrious career spans over 5 decades. The Mard star has a huge fan following. But Big B has had his fair share of struggles during his initial days. In his blog, Amitabh Bachchan recalled the good old days and remembered his initial days in Kolkata when he used to earn a meagre Rs 1640 a month way back in 1968. He also wrote that he used to share a tiny room with 7 others.

In his blog, Amitabh Bachchan posted a screenshot of a tweet that read, “The last day of @SrBachchan's job in Blackers company in Kolkata was 30th Nov 1968. Salary 1640 Rs. File is still preserved there till date.” 

Big B then admired over the fact that there’s still a record of this after so many years. He further added that those days in Kolkata were the most independent, free times of his life. Amitabh Bachchan shared that he stayed with 7 others in a 10 square feet room.

He revealed they would check out popular eateries in Kolkata after their office hours, even though they had no money to enter these places. “8 of us in a 10′by 10′ room .. those were the days my friend .. office hours, then evening with the guys checking out the joints of popularity .. no money to enter them, but standing around with the hope that someday we shall .. and we did .. pooling in .. buttering up the gate keepers .. telling them when time improves shall look after them .. haha never happened ..” wrote Big B.

Big B then shared how his life has changed from then to now. He talked about visiting the same places, meeting people from the old days, and visiting the same old streets once more.