While Bachchan reflected the image of men in the society of that era but he described filmmaking during that time as "haphazard".
"It was an individual profession and more of a mom-and-pop organization, where people would borrow money and make a film. The song and fight sequences would be shot over a week and shown to a financer. Till then, we would sit twiddling our thumbs. Thus, in between, we worked in several films," he said. The 'Sholay' star also has a successful stint in small screen as a quizmaster. He confessed that he took up 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC) to clear his debts by Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd, an entertainment company. "We were the first to start corporation of Bollywood in 1995. We did not know how to operate the business and we ran into losses. KBC helped me earn money to pay off the debt."