Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, an iconic celebrity known for his awe-inspiring acting abilities, believes that success can only be achieved through hard work and pain.
"Nothing in this world is achieved without pain, hard work, sweat, blood and tears, the sooner we reconcile to this fact the better; the sooner we start to act on it even better!" Bachchan wrote in his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com.
The veteran actor feels even when one feels like relaxing, one should continue to maintain the same consistency. "There are times when you feel the need to allow inconsistency to set in, but that is not an option at all, work it shall be," he wrote.
For him the story of "Adam and Eve" is a lesson and we need to earn the right to live through hard work and effort.
"Man was told that on day one after the apple incident - you shall earn your survival through hard labour and the woman shall bear child in pain, dare we mortals, common and general, ever challenge that?"
Even with the years of experience behind him, the actor still gets butterflies in his stomach before he leaves for work.
"Anticipation of work begins to build in after a short gap, the butterflies and the nerves act up and the mind begins to gear up to perform to the optimum," wrote the 67-year-old thespian.