Happy Birthday to Amitabh Bachchan!

Mega star Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 69 on Tuesday, says one of the best ways to celebrate birthdays is to keep working.

Despite completing 40 years in Bollywood, the ageing actor is not the one to rest on his laurels. He is busy shooting for Ram Gopal Varma’s Department, despite getting injured on the sets of the film. He is also hosting the season 5 of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) on Sony TV.

"One of the best ways to bring in birthdays is to be working at what you need to be working on…I work because of I need to ….love!!," Bachchan said.

The actor returned home at midnight after shooting for the diwali episodes of KBC and said he could just make it home in time for the clock to strike 12 and for the family to wish him. "The greatest joys of life are in the simple wishes," he said.

Immediately afterwards, he settled to interact with fans from all over the world on his blog and micro-blogging site twitter.

"It is past midnight! It is my birthday today! It is another year gone by! It is stepping in to the 70th year for me! Thank you! Have just been released from the clutches of work form KBC… and here to thank you all for the love and affection you shower!! "They ask me what I wish for my birthday .. why only on the birthday, it should be everyday… I wish another day to pass in peace ! Thank you all once again for all the Birthday wishes … I am so humbled and filled with pride .. you make it all happen .. my love," he said.

On his blog, Bachchan recalled that he was born in a small private maternity outfit run by a missionary Dr Brar, in the most-crowded market area of Allahabad.(IANS)

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