Amitabh Bachchan

  • Presenting Amitabh Bachchan's look from R Balki's 'Shamitabh' Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • 'Yudh' first episode review: Slow and obscure, the pilot of Amitabh Bachchan's family drama fails to impress 1 week ago

    New Delhi: When in 2000, Amitabh Bachchan took on the host's position for Siddhartha Basu's 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', it proved to be a turning point for not just Bachchan but also for Indian television. Bachchan in some way was responsible for heralding a new era in Indian television. Thanks to...
  • What's Amitabh Bachchan's 'Yudh' about? Division of business empire July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The promos of the forthcoming TV series "Yudh" have left audiences guessing the actual story of the show, but a source says the narrative will centre on the division of the business empire of the show's protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh, who is making his debut in the fiction space on...
  • In pursuit of excellence: Amitabh Bachchan talks about his journey in Bollywood 2 days ago

    In pursuit of excellence with Vijay Amritraj, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan talks about his life and times and shares his experience in Bollywood. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan remembers Zohra Sehgal as an 'immensely lovable co-star' July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Thursday mourned the death of Indian cinema and theatre doyenne Zohra Sehgal, remembering her as an "immensely lovable co-star", who lived a journey of 102 years. "Zohra Sehgal passes away at 102 yrs... what a journey and what an immensely loveable co star! Prayers for her blessed...
  • Watch: 'The city of Kohima is in which country?' The new, inclusive 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 2014' teaser is a real tear-jerker July 9, 2014

    'The city of Kohima belongs to which country?' A. China B. Nepal C. India D. Bhutan. A rather unusual way to start a quiz. The new teaser for Kaun Banega Crorepati's 2014 season gives you the feels. But it also holds a very large mirror to your face. For every time...
  • Dhanush helped with Tamil film 'Vellai Illa Pattathari' script: Director July 9, 2014

    Chennai: Dhanush-starrer Tamil film 'Vellai Illa Pattathari' is slated for release July 18, and its director Velraj says that the actor, who is a pleasure to work with, chipped in with suggestions for the script wherever needed. "This is the first time I've directed Dhanush. The experience was so different from...
  • Amitabh Bachchan thanks Shah Rukh Khan for his wishes for 'Yudh' July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is gearing up for the launch of his debut fiction TV show 'Yudh', has thanked superstar Shah Rukh Khan for his wishes for the series. Shah Rukh, 48, had previously taken to Twitter to express his excitement for 'Yudh' and said the show will be 'path...
  • Waiting for 'Yudh': Shah Rukh Khan tells Amitabh Bachchan July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan, who took the small screen route to filmdom and stardom, has reached out to Amitabh Bachchan to say that he's awaiting the launch of "Yudh", which marks the Bollywood megastar's debut in the fiction space on TV. SRK is sure the show will be "pathbreaking". "@SrBachchan waiting...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's 'Yudh' to hit TV screens on July 14 July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Yudh', which marks Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's foray into the fiction space on TV, will hit the small screen July 14 on Sony Entertainment Television. The finite series will be aired Monday to Thursday at 10.30 p.m. After years in planning and a year in the making, "Yudh", which stars the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's iconic knotted shirt in 'Deewar' was a tailoring error July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The denim blue shirt teamed with khakee coloured pants and a rope dangling over the shoulder is arguably Amitabh Bachchan's most iconic film look till date and the megastar reveals the styling in 'Deewar' was a result of a mistake by the tailor. Reflective of the tumultuous politics of the early...
  • Actor Harshvardhan Rane refers to his first meeting with Amitabh Bachchan as an 'auspicious moment' July 3, 2014

    Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane received a "best wishes" note from Amitabh Bachchan for his Bollywood debut and was touched by the megastar's gesture. Harshvardhan is making his Bollywood debut with John Abraham-produced film "Satra Ko Shaadi Hai". "When I signed my first Bollywood film, I thought I should go...
  • Tried level best to get Mr. Bachchan: Anupam Kher on his new show July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher's forthcoming show titled 'The Anupam Kher Show - Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai' has some popular names like Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah and Akshay Kumar as guests. But he was unable to shoot with Amitabh Bachchan for the chat show despite all his...
  • Amitabh Bachchan on 'Yudh': It was essential that actors looked natural June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be seen without make-up in his much awaited TV show 'Yudh'. The 71-year-old actor plays the character of a real estate baron, Yudhisthir Sikarwar, in the upcoming show. Anurag Kashyap, the creative director of the show, took a deliberate decision of 'no makeup' for the...
  • Anurag Kashyap: I'd like to tell longer stories on the small screen June 29, 2014

    Leh: Innumerable melodramatic family dramas and romantic sagas are currently dominating the small screen and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is hoping to break the clutter with his finite series "Yudh". He says if the medium allows "good" tales, he's ready to make more for it. "Yudh", due to go on air in...
  • Need for honest and strong presentation of women onscreen: Sarika June 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Noted actress Sarika says though the portrayal of women in films is changing, there is a need for a strong and and honest presentation of them on screen. "Portrayal of women on screen is changing but it is not as much as I would like to see it. Strong and...
  • Action is like choreographed dance, miss a punch and you are in ICU: Big B June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has shot a few action scenes for his forthcoming fiction TV series titled 'Yudh' and he has compared it to "choreographed dance". The 71-year-old will be seen playing the role of construction company co-owner Yudhishthir Sikarwar in the TV series and he shared his experience of doing...
  • Amitabh Bachchan being invited for IFFI 2014: Organisers June 26, 2014

    Panaji: The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to attend the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here, which is scheduled in November. The move by ESG, established by the Government of Goa in 2004, as the nodal agency in the organisation of...
  • Confirmed! 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8' to begin in August June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The "new face" of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" will go on air in August, according to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the host of the popular game show. The 71-year-old took to his Facebook page to make the announcement Monday night. "Yeh hai KBC ka naya aakaar... the new face of KBC starting...
  • Amitabh Bachchan turns prankster, scares Sarika on the sets of 'Yudh' June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Sarika has gone on record to say that her prime reason to take up TV show "Yudh" was the attraction of working with megastar Amitabh Bachchan - again! But little did she know he would pull a prank on her on the sets. If a source from the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to recite father's works again June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is often urged to recite lines from his late father and noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan's works, says he is in the process of preparing a special recitation of the same. "The recitation of my Father's works are in the pipeline...performances to be done on stage...
  • Confirmed! Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku' gets a release date June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's next directorial "Piku" starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan will hit the screens April 30, 2015. The first schedule of MSM Motion Pictures, Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited (SECL), Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri's Rising Sun Films' project will go on the floors in August...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to play a cameo in Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer 'Ghoomketu' June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a special appearance in Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer 'Ghoomketu'. Amitabh posted a few photographs from the shoot on his official blog http://srbachchan.tumblr.com Sunday and shared the news about his presence in the comedy directed by Pushpendra Mishra. "Those images from the Blog are an entire day's...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh Bachchan unveils book authored by cop June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched a book titled 'Quantum Siege', penned by Brijesh Singh, additional commissioner of police North Mumbai, here."Released a book written by a Police officer of the rank of Asst Commissioner, Brijesh Singh ... from minding to binding !!" tweeted Amitabh Saturday.Prior to that, he was busy...