Amitabh Bachchan

  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' earns Rs 30.15 crores in five days, makers elated at movie's success 17-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Bhoothnath Returns', which was released on April 11, has earned Rs 25.44 crore in five days, its makers claimed at its "success party". "When we were promoting this film, I had said that this film should work for Ravi Chopra (producer), if not for the director...
  • This Lok Sabha polls, there are at least 450 voters named 'Amitabh Bachchan', 2 'Surma Bhopali', 1 'Mr India', 7000 'Gabbar Singh'! 17-04-2014 02:16 PM

    If you thought Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was inimitable, Amitabh Bachchan, the son of Ramavilas from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh would politely beg to differ. Of the hundreds and thousands of names on the electoral rolls on the Election Commission website, there are around 450 people named Amitabh Bachchan. Interestingly,...
  • Rajeev Khandelwal: Films I do call for patience and will power 15-04-2014 02:45 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says that being in the film industry is like an endless marathon and the one who survives till the end is the winner a la Amitabh Bachchan. "I don't believe in competition. So many films are being made in a year. In this industry, it's the...
  • Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan are loved internationally: Amitabh Bachchan 15-04-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has travelled the world, meeting cinema icons from all over. He feels happy at the growing reach of Indian movies and says younger stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan deserve the credit for realising their potential globally and pushing it in...
  • I am in awe of all the fresh talent: Amitabh Bachchan 14-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Mumbai: Few taste the degree of success that Amitabh Bachchan has in his over four decades as an actor. When the megastar was asked who from the current generation of actors can carry his baton forward, he said "I am in awe of all the fresh talent". He said: "I...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's 'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs 18 crore in three days 14-04-2014 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan has packed a punch with his new film 'Bhoothnath Returns', which not only opened to a positive response from both the critics and audiences, but the comedy has also proved to be commercially viable. It has earned over Rs 18 crore in its opening weekend at...
  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' makes Rs 4.7 crore on first day 13-04-2014 10:54 AM

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan's latest movie 'Bhoothnath Returns', also starring child actor Parth Bhalerao in a key role, has managed to amass Rs.4.07 crore on its opening day. The film released Friday. Trade experts are expecting the numbers to increase substantially over the weekend due to the overwhelming word of mouth...
  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' review: The film works as it has a heart 11-04-2014 10:30 PM

    Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani Director: Nitesh Tiwari Its release shrewdly timed just as the nation goes to polls, "Bhoothnath Returns" casts a satirical eye on the messy business of Indian politics and the workings of election campaigns. The twist, of course, is that it's a 60-something-year-old invisible...
  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' tweet review: Unrealistic yet enjoyable 11-04-2014 10:20 AM

    What happens when a ghost decides to contest elections? Will it add to the existing chaos? Or will it smoothen the whole process? Director Nitesh Tiwari explores this whacky idea in 'Bhoothnath Returns'. A sequel to the enjoyable 2008 film 'Bhoothnath' the film has Amitabh Bachchan in the title role...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh Bachchan tries a new look, wears stylish glasses to the premiere of 'Bhoothnath Returns' 10-04-2014 05:06 PM

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan donned stylish glasses as he attended the Dubai premiere of his upcoming film 'Bhoothnath Returns' in Dubai. The actor, who has sported varied looks on the big screen, looked quite impressive in the new, striking avatar. The star takes on a corrupt politician played by Boman Irani...
  • Acting takes precedence for filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia 10-04-2014 02:29 PM

    Mumbai: For the next one month and more, filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia will completely turn into an actor. He will be shooting for two projects every day. "I am reviving the days of Shashi Kapoor and Govinda who did more than one shift per day. No actor does double shifts any...
  • We should be affected by Box Office collections: Amitabh Bachchan 09-04-2014 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: On his recent trip to the capital, megastar Amitabh Bachchan spoke to IBNLive about the theme of 'Bhoothnath Returns', his fears and why actors should be affected by Box office collections. Excerpts from an interview... On incorporating the concept of elections in 'Bhoothnath Returns': The story of 'Bhoothnath...
  • Big B rings in wife Jaya's birthday at midnight, leaves for Dubai in the morning 09-04-2014 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan managed to squeeze in some family time to bring in his wife Jaya Bachchan's 66th birthday, but he will spend Wednesday in Dubai to promote his forthcoming release 'Bhoothnath Returns'. The 71-year-old has been traveling in and out of places to fulfill his promotional duties as...
  • Varun Dhawan, Amitabh Bachchan and others rally behind a heartbroken Yuvraj Singh 08-04-2014 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: As Yuvraj Singh faces public ire for his poor showing in the lost World T20 finals against Sri Lanka, many of his fans and Bollywood have rallied behind the beleaguered batsman. Yuvraj's 21-ball 11 sucked the momentum out of India's innings on Sunday and some unruly fans pelted...
  • Big B's 'Bhoothnath Returns' to release in India, Pakistan on same day 08-04-2014 11:09 AM

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's upcoming film 'Bhoothnath Returns' will be releasing in India and Pakistan simultaneously. The horror comedy film has been directed by Nitesh Tiwari and is a sequel to 2008 film 'Bhoothnath'. It will see Big B reprising the role of the friendly ghost. Confirming the news,...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK 05-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina...
  • Kapil Sharma celebrates his birthday with Big B, Lata Mangeshkar 04-04-2014 12:50 PM

    Mumbai: Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma had a memorable birthday this year as he got to meet two legends of Bollywood - Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar. Kapil turned a year older Wednesday. He shared his joy with reporters, recounting how he got a cake from Big B on his show...
  • Amitabh Bachchan ditches his old black frames for new specs; looks younger 02-04-2014 12:07 PM

    Looking at least five years younger from his actual age, Amitabh Bachchan made heads turn as one of the showstoppers at Manish Malhotra's show for Shabana Azmi's charity Mijwan. Bachchan who is seen wearing dark frames opted for tinted thin round frame specs which made him look young. The actor...
  • After 'Spiderman', Irrfan Khan to work in 'Jurassic World' 01-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Mumbai: Accomplished actor Irrfan Khan will spend the rest of this year living out of a suitcase as he will be shooting for two films - 'Jurassic World' and 'Piku'. This week he leaves for the US to begin shooting for Colin Trevorrow-directed fourth part of the phenomenal 'Jurassic Park'...
  • Don't think the big banners know about me: Neha Sharma 01-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Mumbai: Neha Sharma, who started her career with southern films, has done a couple of Hindi movies but she still feels like an outsider in Bollywood and says "no one is your friend here". She was seen in the films "Crook", "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum" and the recently released...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh Bachchan hugs Rajinikanth, lauds Soundarya's efforts at the trailer launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan' 31-03-2014 11:52 AM

    Amitabh Bachchan, who launched the Hindi trailer of Tamil superstar and close friend Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Kochadaiiyaan' in Mumbai recently, was so impressed with the film that he had no words to express his opinion. Lauding Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya's efforts, he said, "I am finding it difficult to find words...
  • With 'Kochadaiiyaan' Soundarya has shown that women in India are capable to do best: Amitabh Bachchan 31-03-2014 10:47 AM

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched the Hindi trailer of Tamil superstar and close friend Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Kochadaiiyaan' here. Bachchan, 71, alongwith the South legend launched the trailer here late last night at a suburban multiplex. Directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, Kochadaiiyaan is a hi-tech 3D film with photo-realistic...
  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol who attended the Hindi trailer launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan' on Sunday said she is Rajinikanth's biggest fan. "I am super excited for this...I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan. He is the original superstar I look up to him. If I get an opportunity to work with him there are...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif invited to a cultural event in Lahore 30-03-2014 06:16 PM

    Karachi: Actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Katrina Kaif have been invited for the annual Literary and Cultural Conference to be held in Lahore, organisers said. According to a report in Dawn newspaper, Bachchan, 71, and Kaif are among the many foreign dignitaries, who may attend the event organised by the...
  • I don't have a political bent of mind: Vidya Balan 30-03-2014 10:04 AM

    Melbourne: National award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who is on a mini break from her hectic career, says she has no plans to join politics and will stick to her acting career. "I don't have a political bent of mind except that I will cast my vote like a responsible citizen...
  • Pune-based social activist files complaint against Amitabh Bachchan for promoting superstitious beliefs in a TV commercial 28-03-2014 09:27 AM

    Mumbai: A social activist from Pune has accused megastar Amitabh Bachchan of promoting superstitious beliefs, and filed a complaint before a court seeking action against the Bollywood actor. Hemant Patil has demanded a police complaint against Bachchan and others under the stringent new Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifices...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar to walk the ramp for Shabani Azmi's NGO 26-03-2014 05:18 PM

    Mumbai: Years after Kaifi Azmi wrote the moving poem 'Aurat', envisioning women empowerment, his daughter, veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, is bringing together Bollywood's iconic male actors like Amitabh Bachchan to walk for her NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS) to support the cause. The idea, she says, is...
  • Amitabh Bachchan writing about my album is an honour, says Shibani Kashyap 26-03-2014 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: Singer Shibani Kashyap is honoured about the fact that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan had asked his fans to listen to her new album. Bachchan praised the singer on his blog last week. The 'Sajna aa bhi ja' hitmaker released her indie album 'Soneya' on February 28 and the...
  • In filmdom sentiments keep changing every weekend: Amitabh Bachchan 25-03-2014 10:35 AM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that earlier the Hindi film industry had stability, but now every weekend, one gets to see new talent. "Look how the times change so rapidly. No one rules for substantive time, is a fact beyond doubt. Here in filmdom in the good old days, there...
  • A talent that emerges rapidly: Amitabh Bachchan on Kangana Ranaut 24-03-2014 06:27 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been lauded for her last release 'Queen', immensely talented. The 71-year-old was impressed after watching the comedy-drama, which was directed by Vikas Bahl. It also starred Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon. "Two quick events... A marriage of associate daughter, and...