Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh BachchanReuters

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is celebrating his 72nd birthday on Saturday with family and close friends. His son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had planned a big bash to mark the megastar's birthday.

The acting legend, born on 11 October 1942, has been flooded with birthday wishes from his fans and colleagues. He took to his Twitter handle to thank all his fans for their overwhelming love.

Meanwhile, many Bollywood celebs took to Twitter to wish the living legend a healthy and long life and thanked him to inspire them always.

Priyanka Chopra: "Happy birthday to the formidable, the legendary @SrBachchan. Thank you for the inspiration sir...Health and happiness always."

Karan Johar: "Reverence...Respect and immense admiration to @SrBachchan !! Happy birthday amit uncle! We are blessed to be around u."

Farhan Akhtar: "Happy birthday Amit uncle. @SrBachchan From watching your films to watching you work, you continue to inspire. Love & best wishes always."

Anushka Sharma: "Happy birthday @SrBachchan. Thank you for inspiring us with your work and your being. You truly are the best actor we have."

Dhanush: "@SrBachchan happy birthday sir. YOU ROCK! #simplythebest"

Nikhil Dwivedi: "@SrBachchan Happy Birthday sir. For everything that you've given us. It's a treasure of teachings!"

Sangeeth Sivan: "Happy B'day Sir @SrBachchan - awe and inspiration never cease with you #truelegend."

Rohit Roy: "Happy bday to the bestest brother in the world @RonitBoseRoy, and happy bday to the bestest everything in the world @SrBachchan."

Genelia D'Souza: "Happy Birthday Sir @SrBachchan. There is no greater superstar than u."

Boman Irani: "The world's collective wishes are like a 'force of nature' that honour you and love you. Happy Birthday Amitji!!!"

Milap Zaveri: "The 1st time I wrote a dialogue for the Shahenshah in #Kaante my hands quivered! Happy birthday @SrBachchan Sir! You inspire all of us!"

Sujoy Ghosh: "Sir @SrBachchan a very happy birthday. Aapni chilen bolei aamra aachi... proud to be a fan."

Nikhil Advani: "The reason to make films for me was fulfilled when as an AD, I instructed @SrBachchan "your look is left of camera sir!". Happy bday sir."

Riteish Deshmukh: "There never has been. There never will be. The One - The Legend. Happy Birthday Sir @SrBachchan."

Vishal Dadlani: "The only true megastar, and one of the kindest, nicest and humblest people I know. @SrBachchan Sir, love and respect always! Happy Birthday!"

Anubhav Sinha: "Happy Birthday Sir. May God give you a thousand more of Health. Happiness. Peace. @SrBachchan"

Sophie Choudry: "Happy b'day to the ultimate legend @SrBachchan! Words aren't enough to describe how much we love u! Happiness & health to u always."