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Readers' Pick: Big B's Most Famous Props!

Last updated on: June 27, 2012 15:53 IST

Readers' Pick: Big B's Most Famous Props!

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Amitabh Bachchan's T786 was trending heavily on Twitter yesterday, as his fans waited eagerly to see his famous billa number (from the film Deewar) on his Twitter page.

As the Big B reminisced about the significance of the number in his career and life, we asked you, dear reader, to list your favourite Big B props from his films.

Here's what you picked!

The Ajooba mask

In Shashi Kapoor's 1991 multi-starrer Ajooba, Amitabh Bachchan played a masked crusader who takes on the villian.

Thanks to the mask, a simpleton named Ali turns into a superhero by night in the film.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Ajooba


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The Sholay mouth organ

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Jai's brooding intensity in Ramesh Sippy's epic nod to a Western is aided by a mouth organ which he plays in the evenings, discreetly serenading Thakur's widowed daughter-in-law (played by Jaya Bachchan)

The instrument, symbolic of loneliness and longing, made quite an impression on all Sholay fans.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Sholay

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The Chupke Chupke spectacles

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As a young and perennially nervous lecturer Sukumar Sinha, Bachchan's slightly loose spectacles keep sliding off his nose and he is constantly adjusting them.

Source of much laughter and amusement, this prop stands out in a film teaming with fine actors and a fine storyline.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Chupke Chupke


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The Black Muffler

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Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal of a sensitive teacher won him many accolades.

His winter cap and muffler became an integral part of his personality.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Black


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The Nishabd camera

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Amitabh Bachchan's Vijay in Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd is a passionate photographer who falls for his daughter's friend.

It is through the lens of his camera that he finds himself attracted to the carefree and sexy Jiah Khan in the film.


Image: Jiah Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd


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The Sholay coin

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It is with his trusty coin that Jai tricks his friend into letting him go deal with the baddie Gabbar Singh, fully aware that the confrontation could be fatal.

It's only later that Veeru realises that he was outsmarted by his friend.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Sholay


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The Shahenshah armguard

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With 'Rishtey mein toh hum tumhare baap lagte hain,' the Big B became the big daddy of Hindi films.

Thanks to his baritone, his stature and that legendary garb, Shahenshah remains one of the most iconic of all the nocturnal superheroes Bollywood has churned out over the years.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Shehenshah


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The Toofan bow gun

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In this 1989 sci-fi fantasy film, Amitabh plays twin brothers and one of them becomes a vigilante.

Named Toofan, his bow-gun is one of his most recognised accessories.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Toofan

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The Jhoom Barabar Jhoom hat and guitar

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One of the many item numbers that he's done over the years, Amitabh Bachchan dances to the title song in the film.

His look is fashioned after The Pirates Of The Carribean's captain Jack Sparrow.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom


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The Sarkar rudraksh

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The Big B's Subhash Nagre is an imposing figure in RGV's Sarkar. A desi Vito Corleone, Nagre is an imposing figure in his community and wields extraordinary powers.

His black kurta, the long tilak and his string of rudraksha make him stand out.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkar


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