Monday, December 13, 2010

BigB John in Madhya Pradesh to save tigers

Big B, John in Madhya Pradesh to save tigers

Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollyood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh to participate in the Save Our Tigers campaign. He feels the cause is more important than his films.

"The tiger's cause is more important than my films. Kids should start tiger clubs and create awareness," Big B, 68, who is busy with a telethon for the Save Our Tigers campaign, told told a TV channel.

Big B and Bollywood hunk John Abraham, who often associates himself with social causes, arrived Saturday evening and will stay in Pench till Dec 13.

Pench Deputy Director O.P. Tiwari said the two will take part in the programmes related to Save Our Tiger projects.

Spread over 758 square kilometers, Pench is among the six tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh and is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, "The Jungle Book".

Talking about his participation, Amitabh said in a message on his blog: "Tomorrow (Sunday) starts the Telethon for the Save the Tiger campaign. There is a desire and hope to collect as much money as one can for the benefit of those that manage and look after these regal animals and prevent them from being poached and destroyed."

John had stripped for a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ad to appeal against animal abuse.

Big B wishes Dharmendra success

Big B wishes Dharmendra success

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wished good luck to his onscreen best friend Dharmendra for his upcoming film "Yamla Pagla Deewana".

The actor attended the music release of the movie in Mumbai, and feels the project, starring Dharmendra and his sons - Sunny and Bobby - will be a success.

"…the visit to the event was one of fun laughter and excitement. Father and sons together again in a film and it was lovely to see all of them belting out the energetic numbers from the film. I wish them all success. It looks like a winner already!" Amitabh posted on his blog

Dharmendra, who gave hits like "Sholay" and "Ram Balram" with Amitabh, recently made an appearance on the final episode of reality quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 2010", which is hosted by Big B.


Amitabh Bacchan on arrival at the Nagpur airport.

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bacchan on arrival at the Nagpur airport.


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