Saturday, September 27, 2014

Amitabh Bachchan hails Farhan Akhtar's new song on women's rights

 Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has joined the list of admirers of actor Farhan Akhtar's latest song championing women empowerment.

Farhan has collaborated with music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman on the single 'Chulein Aasman' for his social campaign MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), launched in 2013.

The song speaks about the importance of social media for women in getting them more opportunities and helping them become self-dependent. Bachchan took to Twitter to praise the initiative taken by the 40-year-old star. "Farhan Akhtar sings 'Chulein Aasman', more power for women... with Salim-Sulaiman.. FANTASTIC!" Bachchan tweeted.

T 1625 - Farhan Akhtar sings 'Chulein Aasman', more power for women... with Salim-Suleiman ..FANTASTIC !  ..

Amitabh Bachchan Swachh India as ambassador

  Banega Swachh India' announces Amitabh Bachchan as its ambassador

Mumbai: 'Dettol - Banega Swachh India' on Thursday introduced Amitabh Bachchan as the ambassador of the campaign. The Bollywood megastar said that if his face and voice helps the cause, he will be "honoured".

The five-year programme is aimed at addressing the rising need for hygiene and sanitation in the country.

"There are a few causes that I feel very strongly about like saving the tiger, eradicating polio and TB. Sanitation has been on my mind for a very long time and when the opportunity presented itself, I had to be a part of this movement,” Amitabh told reporters Thursday.

“If my face and voice helps this cause, I will be honoured. I hope that like we successfully achieved success with polio eradication I hope we will be able to be successful with this campaign as well," said the superstar, who has been the Goodwill Ambassador for the Polio UNICEF campaign and the disease has been eradicated from the country.

With a commitment to making India healthier and cleaner by 2019, RB (formerly called Reckitt Benckiser) has made a promise to invest Rs.100 crore towards the initiative.

To kick off the programme a 'Dettol - Banega Swachh India' bus will be flagged off in October, which will cover around 400 villages across eight states - Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The objective is to create awareness about hygiene and sanitation through interactive videos, flyer distributions, posters, hand washing sessions and street plays.


Big B lauds first 7 crore winners of KBC 8

 Big B lauds first 7 crore winners of ‘KBC’

Mumbai, Sept 21: Calling their win ‘exemplary’, Amitabh Bachchan praised brothers, Achin and Sarthak Narula, who became the first ever contestants to win the highest prize of Rs 7 crore in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, hosted by the Bollywood megastar.

The duo, who hail from Delhi, emerged victorious after answering all the 14 questions correctly with the help of four lifelines.

“There was a mission in the manner in which they approached the game. Right from the very start, they went about it in a manner that was simply exemplary. They used up all their lifelines, but they had the answer even before they asked for help,” the 71-year-old actor posted on his blog.

Bachchan, who has been hosting the gaming reality show for 14 years, said it was sheer joy to see the two brothers come out victorious.

“What a joy to see a 28-year-old and his younger brother of 23, playing to gather some money to be able to put it into the cause of providing the fees required for the treatment of their mother who suffers from ovarian cancer.

“Achin and Sarthak Narula, you deserve not just the highest reward of the show but indeed all the wishes for propagating this important message that if an ailment is brought to the notice of the medics in correct time, the possibility of a cure and its success is possible,” Bachchan added.

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