AMITABH BACHCHAN

  • 'Piku' will take you to the drawing room of a family: Shoojit Sircar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Director Shoojit Sircar and his producing partner Ronnie Lahiri are confident that the story of 'Piku', starring Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan and Deepika Padukone, will connect with the audience through its "endearing" portrayal of a family. "It is a very simple father-daughter drama. Nothing is overdone in the film....
  • Balki challenges me with never-done-before roles: Amitabh 4 days ago

    Mumbai: R. Balakrishnan and Amitabh Bachchan's much anticipated third outing 'Shamitabh' turned out to be a box office disaster, but they are all set to collaborate a fourth time for yet another clutter-breaking film. The megastar says working with the filmmaker is enjoyable because he offers roles that challenge him. The...
  • Piku: How Shoojit Sircar lets out a huge secret about the Bengali community in the film's trailer 4 days ago

    With the release of 'Piku' trailer, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has not only revealed the family secrets of lead protagonist Piku but that of the entire Bengali community. Because no other community discusses digestion, acidity and gastric as much as the Bengalis and the film's first trailer- apart from highlighting the...
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Broken Horses' to get mobile, computer game 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's maiden Hollywood movie 'Broken Horses' will not just have a novel version, but a mobile and computer game as well. The game will be launched in Los Angeles around the film's release on April 10. The game is devised in such a way that will...
  • Amitabh Bachchan makes 'Piku' trailer launch event special for journalists' parents 4 days ago

    Mumbai: As 'Piku' dwells on a father-daughter relationship, a unique promotional stint was planned for the unveiling of its trailer here. Mediapersons invited to the launch were asked to bring their parents to meet the star cast -- Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan. Big B unveiled the film's official...
  • My chemistry with Amitji in 'Piku' very organic: Deepika Padukone 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who will be seen sharing the screen space with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in 'Piku' says their chemistry in the film is "very organic". "In the years I have known Amitji outside work, our chemistry came to us very naturally. I remember them mentioning that I remind them...
  • 'Piku' trailer: Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone make for an adorable father-daughter duo 5 days ago

    Shoojit Sirkar's latest film 'Piku' has Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan discussing bodily fluids with absolute nonchalance. The trailer of the film was released recently and it has Padukone playing Bachchan's daughter and Irrfan Khan playing her friend. The slice of life film has been shot in Delhi...
  • Presenting the first look of Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Piku' 6 days ago

    Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone play father-daughter in Shoojit Sirkar new film 'Piku'. Shot extensively in Kolkata, the film is centered around a Bengali girl called Piku and her relation with her father. The first poster of the film was released by Padukone on her facebook page and the trailer...
  • Amitabh Bachchan excited to meet fans in Egypt March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he is looking forward to his visit to Egypt for the 'India by the Nile' festival and hoped to reach out to his fans in the country during his stay. The 72-year-old actor is the 'Guest of Honour' at this year's edition of the cultural festival...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to perform with Shillong Chamber Choir in Jodhpur March 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will head to Jodhpur on Friday for a fund-raising event, where he will be seen performing with the famous Shillong Chamber Choir and Vienna Chamber Orchestra. The performance will be part of the Jodhpur One World Retreat 2015, which is to be held March 20-22. Funds raised...
  • Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in UK March 19, 2015

    A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in London on March 15. British Prime Minister David Cameron, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan were present at the ceremony. ...
  • Admonishing responses from fans sound abusive: Amitabh Bachchan March 18, 2015

    London: Amitabh Bachchan has expressed sadness over one of his fans' reaction after the megastar could not wish her on her birthday. A fan of the 72-year-old actor asked him to unfollow her on micro-blogging site Twitter because he wished her a day late. "Amita has been upset that I did...
  • In coming years, Bollywood will be defined as BB and AB - Before Bachchan and After Bachchan, feels Ranveer Singh March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Ranveer Singh has credited megastar Amitabh Bachchan for bringing out the performer in him and making him realise his love for cinema. Sharing anecdotes from his growing up years, the 29-year-old 'Gunday' star said Bachchan has been a source of inspiration through out his life. "Amitabh Bachchan has...
  • Amitabh Bachchan 'honoured' to unveil historic Gandhi statue at Britain March 15, 2015

    London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was "honoured and humbled" to unveil a historic bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi here along with other dignitaries including British Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Bachchan, 72, who also read out an excerpt from Gandhi's 'The World of Tomorrow', took to...
  • Amitabh Bachchan proud of Padma record set by his family March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is proud that the title of Padma Vibhushan, which he is set to receive from President Pranab Mukherjee next month, will take his family's Padma tally to six. The 72-year-old actor has previously been honoured with the title of Padma Shri and Padma...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the 2015 India By The Nile Festival March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood film icon Amitabh Bachchan will visit Egypt later this month to inaugurate the India By The Nile Festival 2015 featuring contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, visual art, film, food and literature. The 72-year-old will be the guest of honour at the event, where his 1977 hit Bollywood action...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: I have had great respect for the giants of the Southern Film Industry March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen in a commercial with southern superstars, says he has had immense admiration and respect for actors and filmmakers of the southern film industry since the beginning of his career. "My admiration for the Southern Film Industry needs no endorsement...I have had great respect for...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Hindi cinema has been more universal because of its language factor March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian film icon Amitabh Bachchan says Hindi cinema may be universal because of its language factor in the country, but he finds the immense presence of regional cinema to be "incredible". The actor was recently down south to shoot for a TV commercial with southern superstars. In a photograph which...
  • Big B to attend unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi statue in London March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan will attend the unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament Square, London on Saturday. Department for Culture, Media & Sport of UK (DCMS) shared the news on Twitter. "We are delighted that @SrBachchan will read at the unveiling of the #GandhiStatue on Saturday," DCMS tweeted. Bachchan,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan Deepika Padukone starrer 'Piku' to release on May 8 March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan-starrer comedy-drama film "Piku", which has been directed by Shoojit Sircar, will release this May 8. The film also stars Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan. Bachchan, 72, took to Twitter to share the release date. "'PIKU ' the film... Deepika, Irrfan, AB with Shoojit Sarkar director... confirmed...
  • Hindi cinema universal, but regional cinema incredible: Amitabh Bachchan March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian film icon Amitabh Bachchan says Hindi cinema may be universal because of its language factor in the country, but he finds the immense presence of regional cinema to be "incredible". The actor was recently down south to shoot for a TV commercial with southern superstars. In a photograph which he...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to attend unveiling of Gandhi statue in London March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will attend an event in London, where a statue of late Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi, known for his non-violence movement against British rule, will be unveiled at Parliament Square. "We are delighted that @SrBachchan will read at the unveiling of the #GandhiStatue on Saturday," DCMS-British Department for...
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra aims to make film with Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says it would be wonderful to manage a casting coup of Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan in one frame, especially in an English film for the global audience. The filmmaker, along with the two actors, was present at the trailer launch of his debut Hollywood project...
  • Audiences can read through film publicity: Amitabh Bachchan March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Robust film promotions and elaborate publicity strategies are accepted ways of driving a movie to the audience, but the viewers are smart enough to "gauge" and "read through" it all, says megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The actor, on Tuesday, unveiled the trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood venture 'Broken Horses' at...
  • My relation with my country is very deep and that will never fade away: Aamir Khan March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who unveiled the trailer for 'Broken Horses' along with Aamir Khan here on Tuesday, says that if given an opportunity to choose between an Indian and a Hollywood film, he would pick the former. "If I get an opportunity to choose a film between Hollywood and and...
  • Welcome to the club: Amitabh Bachchan tells 50-to-be Aamir Khan March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan will turn 50 on March 14 -- and megastar Amitabh Bachchan has welcomed the 'Taare Zameer Par' actor to the other side of the half century. The actors on Monday unveiled the trailer of 'Broken Horses' at an event here. "Welcome to the club," the 72-year-old veteran actor told...
  • Always Bollywood over Hollywood for Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan March 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who unveiled the trailer for 'Broken Horses' along with Aamir Khan here on Tuesday, says that if given an opportunity to choose between an Indian and a Hollywood film, he would pick the former. "If I get an opportunity to choose a film between Hollywood and and...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan to launch trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Broken Horses' March 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan will share the stage to launch the trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's maiden Hollywood venture 'Broken Horses'. The thriller has been written, directed and produced by Chopra. Fox Star Studios is distributing and marketing the film in India. The trailer will be released tomorrow. "I am...