Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav or Amitabh Bachchan as he is more popularly known, is a tall man, literally and figuratively, standing at a height of 6’ 2″ or 1.88 mt. His towering persona rises above his seniors, peers and juniors to make earn him the title ‘Big B’.
Angry Young Man
In the Initial Years
When Amitabh Bachchan entered the Bollywood industry, industrywallahs sniggered at his height, his lanky looks, hairstyle. But, as history reveals his take of the ‘angry young man’ in Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer took the country by storm and heralled the entry of a stupendous actor and star.
In a tender moment
It is ironic that all those aspects of his personality; height and looks that were supposedly his drawbacks, became objects of desire to his fans and the word ‘Lambu’ took on positive connotations.