AMITABH BACHCHAN

  • Writing about Nepal quake not for publicity: Amitabh Bachchan 23 hours 45 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is furious with some social media users who have accused him of trying to garner publicity by writing about the victims of Nepal's devastating earthquake on networking platforms. The 72-year-old actor has been active on micro-blogging website Twitter, social networking website Facebook and blog, with appeals for...
  • Have become more cautious about my Bollywood roles: Moushumi Chatterjee 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Moushumi Chatterjee has kept away from Bollywood for quite some time and the yesteryear actress has attributed her absence to previous bad experiences in the Hindi film industry. The 62-year-old actress, whose last Bollywood film was 'Zindaggi Rocks' in 2006, said there have been several occasions in the past...
  • After 'Piku', Irrfan Khan wants to again work with Amitabh Bachchan 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan, who landed an opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan in 'Piku', says they share a "memorable chemistry" in the film and that he'd love to again work with the megastar. "The chemistry between Bachchan sahab and me in the film has been very memorable and I would want...
  • Nepal was the first foreign country Amitabh Bachchan visited 2 days ago

    Mumbai: He has shot films in Nepal and remembers attending poetry symposiums there, but Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's oldest and fondest memory of the earthquake-ravaged Himalayan nation is that it was the first foreign country he visited, back in 1954. The "grave tragedy" of April 25 when a 7.9-magnitude earthquake jolted...
  • 'Piku' fulfilled Irrfan Khan's desire for romantic, comedy film 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan, who is known more for his serious and offbeat roles on the big screen, is happy to have done a film like 'Piku'. It has fulfilled his desire of dabbling with the romantic and comedy genre. He now wants to do more of romantic films, "provided that the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to create website dedicated to his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is planning to create a website dedicated to his late father, poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, which will have comprehensive facts about the literary personality. The 72-year-old actor appealed to his fans to share with him all the information they have about the noted poet, including...
  • We must do whatever possible for Nepal victims, says Amitabh Bachchan 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Frightened by the devastation caused in Nepal due to a powerful earthquake, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says one must give his/her 100 per cent to the relief work for the victims. Measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake that occurred on Saturday, flattened houses and buildings in Nepal, killing over...
  • Amitabh Bachchan resumes work for Bejoy Nambiar 'Wazir' 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is shooting for the leftover part from his upcoming drama 'Wazir', directed by Bejoy Nambiar and considers them as an integral part of the film. "Work continues over 'Wazir'... those last minute leftover shots that should form an integral part of the film... the joy of...
  • Horrid to see destruction of Nepal's heritage buildings: Amitabh Bachchan 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had shot for a popular song from 1983 film 'Mahaan' at an iconic location in Kathmandu, has mourned the loss of lives in quake-hit Nepal and expressed grief at the destruction of heritage buildings. The 72-year-old had shot the song 'Pyaar mein dil pe' with...
  • I really started understanding the craft and enjoying my work in the last two-three years: Deepika Padukone 1 week ago

    New Delhi: It has been a slow and steady journey to stardom for Deepika Padukone but the actress says she never felt insecure about her career. The 29-year-old actress, who will be next seen in Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', said she has always been concerned about her personal shortcomings rather than professional...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit take to Twitter to pray for Nepal earthquake victims April 25, 2015

    Mumbai: On Saturday, when strong tremors jolted the nation, stars like Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Rampal got into the panic mode, while other members of film fraternity like Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Madhur Bhandarkar prayed for people's safety and well-being. A strong earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter...
  • Daughters are special, says Amitabh Bachchan April 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be next seen in 'Piku' -- a film that revolves around a father-daughter relationship, says daughters bring joy, happiness and luck to a household. "Daughters are special ! They are Saraswati, they are Lakshmi, they are Sita and Durga .. they are Ma and Maata...
  • Film counts, not promotions: Amitabh Bachchan April 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels content of a film decides its success and not the rigorous promotions. Bachchan, 72, who is currently busy promoting his upcoming film 'Piku', said the box-office connotations have changed over the period of time. "In a spate of excessive content on PIKU being put out from the...
  • Was scared to bring Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan together: Shoojit Sircar April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: It was something of a feat for Shoojit Sircar to bring Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan together in his film 'Piku' but the director says he was initially unsure how the two stars would react to each other's presence. 'Piku', also starring Deepika Padukone in the titular role, is...
  • Film counts, not promotions, says Amitabh Bachchan April 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Robust and innovative promotional activities have become an integral part of film marketing, but megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose forthcoming film is 'Piku', says content drives the film toward success instead of publicity. "In a spate of excessive content on 'PIKU' being put out from the morning, there is a moment...
  • Amitabh Bachchan records video message for Shashi Kapoor April 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has recorded a message as part of a special video to be screened when veteran actor-producer Shashi Kapoor will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award next month. Amitabh says he was left speechless when he was asked to narrate his experience of working with Shashi, whom he...
  • A nostalgic Amitabh Bachchan takes to social media as 'Don' completes 37 years April 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose memorable film 'Don' completed 37 years of its release on Tuesday, is glad that the incredible journey of the film still continues The movie is an action-thriller, which revolves around a powerful gangster named Don played by Amitabh, who was seen in a double role in...
  • In the Bollywood iPhone jungle, Salman Khan the lone BlackBerry ranger; Aamir Khan, Vishal Dadlani hunt with Androids April 21, 2015

    In the smartphone battlefield there have been many losers, but no outright winner yet. While Android and iPhone both fight it out for the top spot in smartphone sales, Bollywood is one big iPhone monopoly. While we have been chronicling the tech tales of the stars, we also took a deeper...
  • Amitabh Bachchan calls granddaughter Aaradhya a curious child and very mature for her age April 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it is the best time to be with his three-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya, who is a curious child and very mature for her age. Aaradhya is Abhishek and Aishwarya's daughter and the 72-year-old grandfather said that he loves spending time with her. "The little one gets precocious by...
  • Joint family system is most enjoyable for me, says Amitabh Bachchan April 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Megarstar Amitabh Bachchan thinks a joint family is "most enjoyable" and "entertaining". The 72-year-old screen icon took to his official Twitter handle, writing: "Joint family system is most enjoyable for me .. its so entertaining and rock steady ..common sounds are the joint consumptions, all (sic)" The "Shahenshah" of Bollywood, who...
  • Aaradhya has as many questions as one could possibly imagine: Amitabh Bachchan April 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his three-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya is an inquisitive child and very mature for her age. Aaradhya is the daughter of star couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The 72-year-old doting grandfather said he loves being with her and listening to her "homemade stories". "The little one...
  • Amitabh Bachchan changes plans for 'Margarita With A Straw' screening April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The screening of Kalki Koechlin-starrer 'Margarita With A Straw' here has lured megastar Amitabh Bachchan to change his plans and extend his stay in the capital. The team of 'Margarita With A Straw' is holding the screening at a multiplex in Vasant Kunj on Friday. And when the 72-year-old...
  • Honoured and humbled to receive Padma Vibhushan: Amitabh Bachchan April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is honoured and humbled to receive the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award. The 72-year-old actor received the loudest and longest applause from the audience, that included Union Ministers, top civil and defence officials at the civil investiture ceremony held at Rashtrapati...
  • Photo of the day: Amitabh Bachchan receives Padma Vibhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday conferred Padma Vibhushan on Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Padma Vibushan was also conferred on Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan for his work in science and engineering and jurist K.K. Venugopal for public affairs. The awards were conferred at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, and was attended by...