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Amitabh Bachchan embraces AI as he celebrates 55 years in cinema

Updated on: 17 February,2024 02:48 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Amitabh Bachchan who started his acting career in 1969 completed 55 years in the film industry today. He marked the day by embracing AI

Amitabh Bachchan embraces AI as he celebrates 55 years in cinema

Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has clocked 55 years in the cinema industry. The renowned actor has mesmerised audiences with his cinematic style and captivating aura ever since making his stage debut in 1969. On Saturday, Amitabh took to X and wrote, "T 4924 - 55 years in the wondrous world of Cinema .. and AI gives me its interpretation .. a presentation by Ef B .. self-made."

Big B dropped AI-generated photos of himself that showcased a camera lens as his eye and film reels sprouted from his head. Notably, Amitabh Bachchan made his cinematic debut in 1969, as a voice narrator for Mrinal Sen's National Award-winning film 'Bhuvan Shome' (1969). His debut acting job was as one of seven protagonists in the 1969 film 'Saat Hindustani,' directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and starring Utpal Dutt, Anwar Ali, Madhu, and Jalal Agha.

Amitabh gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s with his roles in a series of successful Bollywood films, many of which are now considered classics. Some of his most notable films include 'Sholay,' 'Deewar,' 'Zanjeer, 'Amar Akbar Anthony,' 'Don,' and 'Shahenshah.'His deep baritone voice and commanding screen presence contributed to his unique appeal. Bachchan has received numerous awards for his contributions to Indian cinema, including the National Film Award for Best Actor and several Filmfare Awards.Big B will be next seen in the sci-fi action thriller film 'Kalki 2898 AD' alongside Deepika Padukone and Prabhas. He also has a courtroom drama film 'Section 84' in his kitty.

Amitabh Bachchan speaks about use of AI in film industry:

Earlier this year, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan attended the inaugural ceremony of the Symbiosis Film Festival at Symbiosis International University in Pune. The megastar spoke about technological advancements and artificial intelligence in the film industry. During his address to the students at the Symbiosis Film Festival on Saturday, he said, “There have been a lot of technology changes not just chips but in the way films are made edited etc. What worries is no invented technology has the life span of more two-three months."

"One of the things is of great concern is AI. All of us are now being subjected to face mapping, our entire body is going to be face mapped and going to be kept aside and used at any point in time,” just yesterday a popular studio in Mumbai gave a demonstration of face mapping on Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks, I was shown a clip of Tom Hanks and the same thing was shown to me with 20-year-old Tom Hanks .”

“A lot of objections are being raised and I believe that there’s some kind of a strike in Hollywood by the artist because the producer and the director do your face mapping, laying claim to it and saying this is our property and we will use it whenever we want. So, there will be a time when Symbiosis will call my AI and not me personally,” he added.

(with inputs from ANI)

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