Amitabh Bachchan is showered with messages from family, friends and well wishers from the industry today as he turns 80.

The Bollywood legend that he is, there is hardly a Hindi film personality.

 In conversation with ETimes, actress Shilpa Shirodkar shares her cherished memories.

From the time she worked with Big B in Hum and Khuda Gawah.

"Legend is a very small word for Amit ji," she says.

He is one of the most humble, kind, gentle human beings I have worked with.

 He never for a moment made me feel uncomfortable or new! 

He participated in rehearsals and never failed to teach me voice modulations or expressions.

 I only learnt and learnt more each day with Amit ji on the set.