Guess What Amitabh Bachchan almost named Abhishek Bachchan?

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is known in Bollywood for his iconic performances. The actor has made his presence felt on the big screen as Angry Young Man. He is not only an actor par excellence but also known to be quite active on social media. Big B loves to share pictures and anecdotes of his life with his fans. In one of his posts, he had shared a funny anecdote about how his son Abhishek Bachchan was almost named this.

Amitabh Bachchan shared a picture from his film Khoon Pasina (1977), a movie that also featured one of the most popular fight sequences of Big B’s career. He had to fight a real tiger for one of the sequences. During the shoot of this sequence, Big B was informed that his wife Jaya Bachchan has gone into labour. He stopped the shoot and rushed to the hospital. But not before someone suggested a name for Abhishek that has a connection with the fight sequence.


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Remembering about this incident from the sets, Big B had said in an interview, “During the shoot, I got the news of Abhishek’s birth at Breach Candy Hospital, and I stopped the shoot and rushed there. Everyone on set commented as I left.. “agar beta hua toh uska naam Tiger rakhna”!! Ha ha! For long years till I think he (Abhishek) was 4 or 5 years old I would call him Tiger when I would call from locations on phone.” [sic]

So had Big B listened to his crew, Abhishek would be today known as Tiger Bachchan.

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