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  • Amitabh Bachchan changes plans for 'Margarita With A Straw' screening April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The screening of Kalki Koechlin-starrer 'Margarita With A Straw' here has lured megastar Amitabh Bachchan to change his plans and extend his stay in the capital. The team of 'Margarita With A Straw' is holding the screening at a multiplex in Vasant Kunj on Friday. And when the 72-year-old...
  • Honoured and humbled to receive Padma Vibhushan: Amitabh Bachchan April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is honoured and humbled to receive the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award. The 72-year-old actor received the loudest and longest applause from the audience, that included Union Ministers, top civil and defence officials at the civil investiture ceremony held at Rashtrapati...
  • Photo of the day: Amitabh Bachchan receives Padma Vibhushan from President Pranab Mukherjee April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday conferred Padma Vibhushan on Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Padma Vibushan was also conferred on Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan for his work in science and engineering and jurist K.K. Venugopal for public affairs. The awards were conferred at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, and was attended by...
  • Mijwan, a cause bigger than the ramp: Amitabh Bachchan April 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who walked the ramp with his daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda to lend support to actress-activist Shabana Azmi's NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS), says the cause has encouraged women in Mijwan, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, to increase their embroidery business. "...the cause is bigger than the ramp....
  • Watching 'Fast & Furious 7' is so inspiring, you can actually survive in its presentation: Amitabh Bachchan April 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has found 'Fast & Furious 7' inspiring. The 'Shamitabh' actor took to his official blog to write about the film on Saturday and had nothing but praise for it. Referring to the death of the film's star Paul Walker amid the filming of the film, he said...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Honorary Doctorate from Egypt's Academy of Arts April 2, 2015

    Cairo: Amitabh Bachchan, who is on a three-day trip here, received an Honorary Doctorate from the prestigious Egyptian Academy of Arts for his contribution to cinema. Big B, 72, said the Doctorate signifies that Indian cinema and its various techniques have gone beyond Indian shores. "Culture is the soft power of...
  • Piku: Go on a road trip with Deepika Padukone, Big B and Irrfan Khan in the 'Journey Song' April 1, 2015

    In the new 'Journey Song' from Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan take a road trip from Delhi to Kolkata. Composed by debutant Anupam Roy, the song is light and breezy much like the film itself. The story of a father and daughter, the film also...
  • Would love to shoot in Egypt again: Amitabh Bachchan April 1, 2015

    Cairo: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who returned to Egypt after a gap of 24-years, said he was bowled over by the love and affection showered on him and would love shoot in the country of Pyramids again. Bachchan's first trip to the country was in 1975. He is currently here on...
  • 'Piku' will take you to the drawing room of a family: Shoojit Sircar March 28, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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' March 25, 2015

    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...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Lyrics March 17, 2015

    There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second edition of...
  • 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...