superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has been included within the top 20 iconic people of India. The columnist and film critic Anil Dharker in his book clarified the charisma, exceptional destinies, talents and achievements of 20 men and women who continue to shape today's India.
Yesterday (12th March 2008) Amitabh Bachchan had come with his wife Jaya Bachchan for launching Anil Dharker’s book "Icons: Men & Women Who Shaped Today's India". Mr. Bachchan said "I find it embarrassing to be one of the 20 icons. I shouldn't be there." But Dharker dismissed that remark "Amitabh is just being modest. Humility is important and it comes from knowing that you have achieved a lot but there is so much more to achieve. And the icons know that." He also said "The book will give you a sense of our country and where it is headed." Dharker's book singularly establishes the unparalleled greatness and iconic status of men and women like former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, M.F. Hussain, Charles Correa and Sonia Gandhi.