About Amitabh Bachchan
If there is one name from the movie industry that is familiar to every single Indian, across ages and generations, it is without fail that of Amitabh Bachchan. Multi-talented with a deep voice and an extremely impressive personality, Mr. Bachchan defines super stardom. With his impressive repertoire of movies and pleasant personality, he is one person who is the favourite of grandmothers and granddaughters alike.
Starting his career as a radio announcer, Amitabh Bachchan made his movie debut with a movie titled “Saat Hindustani”. Apart from his characteristic voice that lent itself to the narrator of many movies, his on screen presence is something most new actors aspire for. With a tall personality and a strong screen presence, there is another thing that made Amitabh Bachchan popular – the thick mane of flowing hair on his head. His unique hair style has been copied by millions over the years.
Along with his movie career as an actor, Amitabh also tried his hand at politics and business. As a seasoned professional, he has seen many ups and downs in his career and many of them have been in the public eye. The one thing that resurrected his once diving career was his turn as the host of the famous television show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.
The show was extremely popular and put Amitabh Bachchan in to each and every Indian household with his first TV appearance. While the show did very well and helped his career a lot, what it also did is put him under constant scrutiny. Many controversies arose, with a prominent one being when people started questioning, “Is Amitabh bald?” after a picture of him from the sets of the hit TV series started doing the rounds.
After some time, the images of a head full of hair emerged from the sets of the same show, leading to speculation of Amitabh Bachchan hair transplant. The medical experts agreed to the claims and also put forth their thoughts on the subject matter.
Male pattern baldness is an extremely common ailment in men (and some women too). It is caused due to several reasons including ageing, lack of rest, improper diet and an unhealthy life style. With the kind of work that Amitabh Bachchan was doing, all these things pointed to the fact that he may be suffering from male pattern baldness and that reaffirmed the claims of the Amitabh Bachchan hair transplant.
So, how real was the Amitabh hair transplant?
It is a known fact that any kind of work has its own demands, and when we are talking of a visual medium such as movies or television, the most important cost is the need to look good at all times. Any actor or personality that needs to appear on screen must look good, that is the demand of the job. And if that person is the biggest super star of the millennium, the pressure increases manifold.
With such demands on their appearances, all celebrities ensure that they take care of themselves. However, the gruelling schedule can act as a deterrent as much as age. So, when Mr. Bachchan started facing the heat for the toll his body was taking, he did go in for remedial actions. The Amitabh Bachchan hair transplant was real and the results were out there for everyone to see.
The next obvious question is, What does a Hair Transplant entail?
To answer in common terms, hair transplant is the name of a surgical medical procedure where the hair from the patient’s own body is transplanted to another part. Generally, the hair follicles are taken from an area on the patient’s scalp with a high density of hair (called the donor area). These follicles are then transplanted or grafted on to the affected area, where the density of the hair is very less (referred to as the recipient area). What needs to be remembered is that the transplanted hair falls off after a few weeks and new hair grows naturally from the transplant.
So, even if the Amitabh hair transplant was real, the results are out there for everyone to see. And the biggest reason for hair transplant being so popular is the fact that the regrown hair is natural and absolutely hassle free to maintain. Since, the follicles are taken from the patient himself, the new growing hair is similar in texture and colour to the hair already present. All this makes hair transplant an appealing option for common people as well as celebrities.
The results of a hair transplant are permanent and hence promising. However, it must be remembered that before going for the procedure, one must consult an experienced surgeon. This will help define the correct line of treatment for the specific patient’s case. Dr. Sunil Arora from ALCS is a reputed surgeon who has helped thousands with the hair transplant procedure.