Amitabh Bachchan is the greatest and the best and the famous actor of the billion people back in India and all over the world.
Amitabh Bachchan dominated the Bombay film industry, by far the most prolific movie production centre in the world, far more so than Hollywood, for more than a decade. His is recognized by far more people in sheer numbers, on the planet, than any other film personality ever - considering that his following comprises primarily of people from the Indian subcontinent which is more than 16% of the world's population!
Some things are beyond reason. Amitabh Bachchan is simply a great actor.
While there are several talented actors, Amitabh Bachchan has impressed upon more people in this world than others, i.e. He has more fans than others. Western actors are known to the western world and to a very small degree elsewhere. Bachchan is known to the entire south-east, middle-east and amongst the ethnic community in the rest of the world. If 'acting' is the sole criteria, many people will qualify, including Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan has a terrific screen presence. Unparalleled popularity- illustrated by people's prayers when he was ill.
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