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Amitabh Bachchan turns 71, Aaradhya sings "Happy Birthday" for him

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Mumbai, October 11, 2013

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 71 today, said the years seemed to pass by faster now than they did before.
"Just last year or just the other day it was 70!" he wrote on his blog on his birthday.
"There was a desire to push the pedal all along those early years , to mature, to become adult, to bring on greater age … now you depress the brakes pedal with equal effort, and hope to stem the slide as it were .. no not I, I accept the years the giving up on time, on age … it shall happen to us all .. that is the commonality of the process of life .. we are blessed, all of us … !!" he wrote.
Mr Bachchan said his family greeted him at the stroke of midnight and then his grand-daughter, Aaradhya, the daughter of his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sang "Happy Birthday" for him.
"The ‘little one’ ably tutored sings a ‘happy birthday’ to herself first and then after suitable prompting, to me … its these little moments that make up a birthday .. the bigger moments follow .. the gifts of love and affection from the Ef (extended family) from those that we know and cannot see or meet, from people on the streets as you pass by, from the crew on the set, from those that have lived and worked with me through the ages.." he wrote.

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