World-renowned photographer Steve McCurry has re-shared a photo of an Afghan refugee, sparking another internet buzz that the man in that photo is actor Amitabh Bachchan.
The photo of a turban, a rough, old, bearded man wearing sports glasses had gone viral in 2018. At the time, people had shared the photo saying it was a shot of Big B from the sets of his movie Criminals of Hindustanwhich also featured Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh, with a special appearance by Katrina Kaif.
Here’s the photographer’s message:
The resemblance between the portrait and the Bollywood actor is so uncanny that it has taken the internet by storm once again. The photo was shared on Tuesday and has racked up more than 75,000 likes. Several people said the portrait looks a lot like Mr Bachchan, others wrote that they thought it was Big B’s look for his next film.
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“At first glance I thought it was Mr Amitabh Bhachchan,” one user wrote. “Why does he look like Amitabh Bachchan with makeup on,” added another. A third user commented: “So much like Indian (Bollywood) superstar Amitabh Bachchan”, while a fourth wrote: “I thought Amitabh Bachchan was looking for his next movie!” Another user even just said, “Is this Amitabh Bachchan?”
However, it has been revealed that the man in the image is not Amitabh Bachchan and that image is not part of Criminals of Hindustan or any other upcoming Big B movie. In fact, he’s not an actor at all. In the caption, McCurry said the portrait is of a 68-year-old Afghan refugee living in Pakistan.