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MUMBAI: Apart from his memorable on-screen performances, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is known for making a style statement with dapper designer-wear off-screen. No wonder he was honoured with the ‘Timeless Fashion Icon’ accolade by Filmfare Glamour Style Fashion Awards.

Sharing his views on his official blog, Big B said, “Filmfare Glamour Style and Fashion holds an award ceremony for the stylish, and awards me with ‘Timeless Fashion Icon’. Strange are the ways of life. From ‘time’ to ‘timeless’. Time passed in one. Timeless recognition in another. Dear Lord… what prisms you put us through.”

The 72-year-old, known for popularising the bell-bottoms style in the 1970s, was deeply heartened by the young generation of actors. “An evening of warm embraces and love… Aditi Rao Hydari, Tabu, Preity Zinta, Ileana D’Cruz, Karan Johar… The list and its respect is endless. It makes one so humble and honoured when the generation-next gives its affection and love the way it does,” he added.

He also pointed out the irony of life and the revelry around the event as he attended a funeral earlier that day. “And then as you tear yourself away from the depths of remorse, you find yourself back in environs that depict the reverse- a celebration,” he said.

Meanwhile, after garnering plaudits for his critically acclaimed performance in ‘Shamitabh’, Bachchan is prepping up to regale cinema lovers with ‘Piku’ and ‘Wazir’ this year.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2015.