HARIVANSH RAI BACHCHAN

  • Amitabh Bachchan wants to play Harivansh Rai Bachchan on screen November 30, 2013

    New Delhi: If there was one character from a book that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan would love to bring alive on screen, it would be his father's role from his autobiography, 'In the Afternoon of Time: An Autobiography'. During an open questionandanswer session at the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 in the...
  • Amitabh announces Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust September 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has announced the formation of a charity organisation - HRB Memorial Trust - in memory of his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan. "I am happy to announce the formation of a Trust in the memory of my Father - HRB Memorial Trust - which shall work to...
  • Amitabh Bachchan wishes to open institute for father's work August 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan hopes to establish an institute dedicated to the work of his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan, who was a poet. The father penned several poems and even today remembered for his works like Madhushala, Madhukalash, and Madhubala. Amitabh Bachchan admitted that reading all his father's poems over...
  • 135 poems from Harivansh Rai Bachchan's 'Madhushala' released in Santhali August 9, 2013

    The President of Jharkhand People's Party Surya Singh Besra on Friday released the Santhali translation of a collection of poems of Harivansh Rai Bachchan's 'Madhushala' (house of wine) on the occasion of the World Indigenous Day. Titled 'Matkom Rasa', Besra translated 135 poems of the 'Madhushala' of the noted poet who...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday party invite October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan is turning 70 on October 11, 2012 and the Bachchan family is celebrating the event in style on October 10 with a book launch and an Indian contemporary ballet performance by Nritarutya performed to Harivansh Rai Bachchan's poem recited by Amitabh Bachchan...
  • Suhel Seth: Amitabh Bachchan's 70 years of adulation September 21, 2012

    Amitabh Bachchan has been unlike any Indian. No one man has straddled so many generations; endured the adulation of billions of people not just in India but across the world, and has not let stardom take away either his humility or his ability to connect not just with his admirers...
  • Big B to record 'Madhushala' in his voice March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Modern technology has overshadowed the feel of original music, rues Amitabh Bachchan, who is recording his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan's 'Madhushala' in his voice. The megastar is also skeptical about the poetry connecting with today's youth. "...singing the verses of Madhushala, the 'alaap' and lending orchestral brilliance to the...
  • Is it hard to grow a beard? Yes, says SRK November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Mostly seen in a cleanshaven look, Shah Rukh Khan is finding it hard to grow a beard for a music video for his forthcoming film 'Don 2: The Chase Continues'. "Doing a music video for Don2... beard struggling to grow back. I really enjoy being Don... all that I...
  • Another pround moment for Amitabh Bachchan October 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia, which has awarded Amitabh Bachchan an honorary doctorate, will launch a Students Exchange Programme in the name of the megastar's father, the late Harivansh Rai Bachchan. "And today an inauguration of a student exchange Bursary in my Father's name between India...
  • Bachchan, Kamal Haasan to meet in Paris June 14, 2010

    It will be the meeting of two acting legends in Paris as Amitabh Bachchan has invited southern screen god Kamal Haasan to attend his poetry recital in the romantic city. "Kamal Haasan (is) shooting in Paris, (he) messaged me, (I) have called him for my recital," Amitabh posted on his Twitter...
  • Watch video: Madhushala in paintings December 10, 2009

    The Bachchans this week released the pictorial interpretation of Harivansh Rai Bachchan's poem Madhushala. Apart from the art frat, old family friend Priyanka Gandhi made it for the launch as well. Art correspodent Sahar Zaman checks out the works for you in the Capital. ...
  • Big B has grand plans for father's 101st birth anniv November 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has big plans for the 101st birth anniversary of his father, wellknown poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, on January 18 next year. Among other things he plans to rerelease his father's acclaimed book Madhushala and hold a dance recital. "There are discussions on now on how...
  • Big B wants his father's poems on his b'day October 11, 2008

    Mumbai: It is a big day for Amitabh Bachchan and his fans as the superstar turns 66 on Saturday. Born on October 11, 1942, Big B has acted in over 150 Hindi films and is considered as an icon of stardom. On his birthday, Amitabh Bachchan wants nothing other than...
  • Big B adds life to dad's poetry January 9, 2007

    Mumbai: Listeners got a taste of Bachchan baritone when Big B narrated his father Harivansh Rai Bachchans poems at a charity book launch in Mumbai. And reciting with him was the little master Sachin Tendulkars daughter Sara Tendulkar. Jeevan ki apa dhapi mein, kub vakht mila, Kuch der kahin par baith...