Amitabh Bachchan

  • KBC under fire for fudging female foeticide figures in Haryana 6 days ago

    Madana: The hit quiz show - Kaun Banega Crorepati garnered the attention of viewers with its focus on social messages right from the beginning of their latest season. But questions are now being raised about the show's credibility. Contestant Rishi Raj from from the village of Madana in Haryana walked away...
  • Juhi Chawla's recent comment on Big B misconstrued? She brushes off the 'extent to which the statement has been blown up', says she doesn't follow 'Yudh', but loves 'KBC' August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Juhi Chawla believes in the power of the TV medium but says film actors better fit reality shows because they offer them a different experience. "I have not seen many people from films being able to do fiction," Juhi told IANS here. "A lot of people do feel...
  • Jaya Bachchan the reason behind my split with Samajwadi Party: Amar Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After the former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh met the party president Mulayam Singh and his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for breakfast on Tuesday the rumors of him rejoining party has again gained momentum. The former SP leader who was expelled...
  • KBC 8 review: Big B's unique style, Kapil Sharma's comic timing keep the viewers engaged August 18, 2014

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may have left his fans a bit disappointed with his debut fiction show 'Yuddh', but he made sure the grand premiere of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8' lived up to its hype. The game of knowledge, which has been the talking point for its format, prize money and...
  • Happy Janamashtami: Bollywood celebrities take to Twitter to wish fans August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The celebrities joined Krishna Janamashtami revelries by wishing fans and loved ones and remembering the popular song "Govinda aala re". They took to Twitter to wish everyone: Lata Mangeshkar: Namaskar. Aap sab ko Janamashtami ki shubhkamanaayein (sic). Amitabh Bachchan: Janamashtami ke pavan avsar pe shubhkamanayein... sneh, pyaar, aadar. Mahesh Bhatt: Happy Janamashtami!...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh Bachchan shares 'exquisite paintings' of Aishwarya Rai on Facebook August 16, 2014

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently took to his official Facebook page to give a glimpse of the exquisite paintings of his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. These paintings feature Aishwarya in the stills from her popular films 'Guzaarish', 'Raavan' and 'Chokher Bali'. Take a look. ...
  • Last to arrive at the crime scene in the '70s, to opening a scene in 2014 with fists flying: How the Ray Ban-wearing supercop is the new Indian Police in Hindi cinema August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The film opens with a rugged cop chasing a bunch of goons. With lot of background noise and odd scuffles, the goons finally give up and face the cop. The police officer, wearing a crisp, snug-fitting khaki uniform glares at them through his Ray Bans and then calmly,...
  • Why Amitabh Bachchan's 'Yudh' failed to strike the right chord with the audience August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Recently actress Juhi Chawla talked about Amitabh Bachchan's TV serial 'Yudh' and said that she found his character very dull and wouldn't like to see him in that avatar. And it's not just the actress who feels so. Big B's debut serial has received lukewarm...
  • Amitabh Bachchan looks dapper in 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', dull in 'Yudh', says Juhi Chawla August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The actress, who has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Sony Entertainment's new general entertainment channel 'Sony Pal', said she did not like Big B's character in the show. "I saw one episode of 'Yudh' and during the show, appeared advertisements of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. And he looked...
  • 'KBC' contestant Usha inspires Amitabh Bachchan with her story of perseverance, ability to fight back abuse August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been an inspiration for many but this time, the megastar felt "really inspired" by a true story of a "fiery young lady" who came to shoot with actress Priyanka Chopra for the forthcoming season of reality show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC). The 71-year-old shot a "special...
  • KBC 8: Big B hails Lucknow's all-women fighter group 'Red Brigade' girls August 7, 2014

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised his latest guest Usha Vishwakarma on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8' as "young and feisty" for leading an all-women fighter group in Lucknow. 25-year-old Usha trains women in her 'Red Brigade' group in self-defence practices against abuse and other forms of exploitation. "Usha Vishwakarma from Lucknow, UP fought...
  • Would you please take my proposal to Deepika Padukone? Kapil Sharma asks Amitabh Bachchan on the first episode of KBC August 5, 2014

    Surat: What do you expect when Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar comedian Kapil Sharma join forces on the stage? Entertainment, entertainment and entertainment! Their chemistry was crackling! Their barbs were hilarious! And their oneliners literally bowled over the audience assembled here for the mega launch of the eighth season of...
  • It is my dream to direct Amitabh Bachchan in a film: Rohit Shetty August 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty said his dream is to direct megastar Amitabh Bachchan in an action film and also wishes to team up with superstar Salman Khan. "It is my dream to work with Mr Bachchan. I want to do an action film with him. I have not really told...
  • Amitabh Bachchan launches 'KBC 8' in Surat, overwhelmed by participants' response August 3, 2014

    Surat: The new season of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) was launched Saturday in a grand style by Bollywood megastar and its host Amitabh Bachchan in the India's diamond city, which reportedly has the maximum viewership for the game show. Organised at Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre - a 7,000 seat...
  • It's fun to explore new ways of expression on camera, says 'Yudh' actress Aahana Kumra August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Aahana Kumra can't help rejoice in the way her role in Amitabh Bachchan's first fiction show on television "Yudh" has shaped up and the way viewers have reacted to her performance. She says the Big B's presence made the experience of shooting the show easier. "I'd have never imagined my...
  • Whoa! Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan pose for photographs together in rare joint appearance July 28, 2014

    After leaving everyone surprised by burning the hatchet with Salman Khan and hugging him at Baba Siddique's Iftaar party again this year, Shah Rukh Khan wowed everyone when he posed with Aamir Khan in rare joint appearance. Superstars may have attended an event to support Indian support kabaddi, but it...
  • Amitabh Bachchan open to supporting anti-tobacco campaigns July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been long associated with campaigns for polio eradication in India, won't mind working on anti-tobacco projects too. The 'Bhoothnath Returns' star has been actively campaigning for polio eradication since 2002 and was appointed a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on HIV/AIDS and polio...
  • Anurag Kashyap is clueless about response to 'Yudh' July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, one of the creative directors of Sony TV's finite series "Yudh" starring Amitabh Bachchan, is so busy in the editing room that he is oblivious to the response to the show. Produced by Endemol India and Saraswati Creations, "Yudh" is Big B's debut fiction show. "I don't come...
  • Watch: Kaun Banega Crorepati fights the good fight; releases a heartfelt Hindu-Muslim unity promo in the month of Ramazan July 23, 2014

    Any commentary on the sticky subject of Hindu-Muslim relations is fraught with the danger of hyperbole. I will go right ahead and say it. The popular television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati has won the public relations war with a series of sensitive TV promos aimed at addressing contentious issues...
  • There was, is and will always be only one Amitabh Bachchan: Abhishek Bachchan July 23, 2014

    Jaipur: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan today said his father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan has achieved a remarkable feat in the film industry and no one can match up to it. "There was, is and will always be only one Amitabh Bachchan. No one can reach that level... and that is why...
  • Presenting Amitabh Bachchan's look from R Balki's 'Shamitabh' July 21, 2014

    R Balki has made Amitabh Bachchan experiment with very unique looks in each of his films. In 'Cheeni Kum' the actor sported salt and pepper hair and a ponytail while in 'Paa' Big B played a 12 year old boy suffering from a genetic disorder projeria. In his latest film...
  • Amitabh Bachchan happy with polio eradication from India July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the goodwill ambassador for polio UNICEF campaign, is happy that the disease is finally eradicated from India. The 69-year-old was appointed as the ambassador in 2005 and has since fronted their polio eradication programme successfully. "Polio eradicated from India.. An 8 year campaign with the...
  • Mona Vasu inspired by Big B's energy and workaholic nature July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Popular TV actress Mona Vasu, who returns to the small screen with megastar Amitabh Bachchan starrer show 'Yudh', is amazed by the energy and workaholic nature of the actor at this age. Mona said she accepted 'Yudh' for three reasons- opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan, creative director Anurag...
  • Akshara is in good hands: Kamal Haasan on daughter's Bollywood debut July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan feels his daughter Akshara, who is making her debut in Bollywood with R Balki's 'Shamitabh', is in good hands and does not need his advice. "I think she should not take any advice from old time actors. I think she knows her way. And she will...
  • Episode two of 'Yudh' picks up pace but a jumbled screenplay overpowers good performances July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The second episode of 'Yudh' starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role gave a little more insight into the world of businessman Yudhisthir Sikarwar's life. While pilot saw Yudh- as Sikarwar is fondly called by friends and family- being tipped by an unknown man about how the general hospital...