Its Big B Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday today and there cannot be a better ode than a book release chronicling his achievements and lesser known facts about him and his journey in Bollywood.
In his latest book, Excellence: the Amitabh Bachchan way by Virender Kapoor – a noted thinker and educator; he tries to decode the excellence in the superstar for readers to learn and imbibe in their lives. This makes the book different from the other cult books that have been published till date.
A 4-time national award winner, 15 filmfare awards and 41 nominations holder – Amitabh has had his share of ups and down in his life. The book traces his trepidation’s through these phases – the best, the worst and the horrid. Managing an unpredictable film career along with a failed business venture and then to rise above the speculations and brickbats – unscathed and stronger than before – only reflects unwavering determination, willpower, patience and a disposition to take it all in one’s stride.
Amitabh Bachchan is not just a brilliant actor or the ‘Superstar of the Millennium’ but an institution in himself. Most of his virtues—like professionalism, determination, a never-say-die attitude—are traits which one can follow to achieve ‘Excellence’ that each one of us aspire for.
In this book, educationist and inspirational guru Virender Kapoor analyses each and every trait of Bachchan.
Interspersed with interesting chronicles of his relationship with other actors, the respect he built over the years for his mentors and his own learnings from them – is an eye opener.
From Zanjeer to the Miss World beauty pageant, ABCL Corp and finally to Mohabbatein – there is more and enough to be analysed here.
Excellence: The Amitabh Bachchan Way, not only reveals Big B’s professional ‘secrets’, it also teaches one how to make the best of what we have!
The book has been released today.
**Virender Kapoor is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and the former director of a prestigious management institute under the Symbiosis umbrella. He is currently the founder-director, president and chief mentor of Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE), Pune. His books on emotional intelligence, leadership and self-help have been translated into several regional and foreign languages. He is based in Pune.