Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Amitabh Bachchan International Icon of the Year 2014

 Amitabh Bachchan awarded International Icon of the Year2014

Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with International Icon of the Year at the Sansui COLORS Stardust Awards here. Veteran actress Asha Parekh, on the other hand, walked away with Lifetime Achievement award.

The star-studded award ceremony, held Sunday, was co-hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Riteish Deshmukh along with "Cocktail" star Saif Ali Khan.

"Queen" and "Highway" dominated the winners' list of searchlight awards (small budget, big concept). "Queen" received best actress (Kangana Ranaut), best film, and Vikas Bahl shared best director award with Imtiaz Ali, who helmed "Highway".

Ali's movie also won the best actor - male award for Randeep Hooda, while his co-star Alia Bhatt got the superstar of tomorrow - female trophy.

Under the achievers of the year (rulers of box office 2014) category, the film of the year went to "Happy New Year". Its director Farah Khan won the dream director award, while the movie's star Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with best actor - thriller/action trophy.

He also walked home with star of the year - male award. The blockbuster's lead actress Deepika Padukone won the star of the year - female award.

News by ibnlive

Amitabh Bachchan poses with ‘groown, tall and filled up’ grandchildren Agastya and Navya

Amitabh Bachchan poses with ‘groowwwnnnnn, tall and filled up’ grandchildren Agastya and Navya

Amitabh Bachchan, in his own words, went into the embrace of grandchildren when he, recently, visited New Delhi to attend an event over the weekend.

The event had to be shot and televised in New Delhi and this made Big B to meet his daughter Shweta Nanda in New Delhi. Amitabh Bachchan then took to his blog and posted a picture of his teenage grandchildren – Agastya and Navya Naveli.

He went on to explain how his grandchildren have grown and ready to break into adulthood. He wrote, “The grandchildren have grrrroooooowwwnnnn ! They are tall and filled up and with crackling voice, about to break through to maturity. And the short time spent with them was educative and sound.”

The megastar also rued over the enormity of traffic in New Delhi, which sometimes overtakes Mumbai too. “Back, through the traffic of Delhi which at times … at times … beats Mumbai to it, on to the plane and back home … and domesticity, and simple issues that occurred during this short departure,” added he.

The Bachchans are said to be a close knit family and Amitabh Bachchan has never shied away from expressing his love for his children and grandchildren, be it Abhishek and his daughter Aaradhya or Shweta and her children. Big B also posted a picture of Abhishek and Aishwarya and their daughter Aaradhya from the event where Aishwarya was awarded the ‘most successful Miss World ever’, captioning it as “the most attractive feature of the picture is the surprised face of the tiny tot.”

News by indianexpress

Amitabh Bachchan: Passion For Acting Helped

 Amitabh Bachchan: Passion For Acting Helped me Rise From Bankruptcy

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has seen highs and lows in his journey from being Bollywood's "angry young man" to its Shahenshah. The actor says his determination and focus helped him emerge from the brink of bankruptcy.

For the actor, things didn't turn out as expected with his Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd. (ABCL) landing him into financial mess.

"It was a difficult time. ABCL went into debt. I was bankrupt. The people who expressed desire to work with me at the peak of my career came and hurled abuses at me," Amitabh Bachchan said at a session of Agenda Aaj Tak here on Saturday.

The 72-year-old, who has consistently proved his mettle with films like Agneepath, Don, Black, Paa and Cheeni Kum, says his focus and passion for acting helped him overcome that phase.

"When you are in such a problem, you don't sleep at night. On one such night, I asked myself 'Who I am' and realised that I came here to act and should stick to it," he said.

"Next morning, I went to (late filmmaker) Yash Chopra and explained my problem and told him that I neither have money nor work. It was then he gave me a role in Mohabbatein and then I started again from that point," he added.

Amitabh Bachchan played the role of a strict father and professor, who doesn't believe in love, in the musical romantic drama, which released in 2000.

At the session, he also recited his late father Harivanshrai Bachchan's poem Madhushala and reminisced about his father. The actor says his lessons are his driving force.

"My father was in a government job and he went for another job at night due to which he came home late. When I opened the door for him, I often asked him 'Why is he so late?' and to which he replied 'Paisa badi mushkil se milta hai' (You don't get money easily)."

"So, when I entered show business, I used to do two to three shifts and reached home late. Then my father asked me the same question and complained about my late arrival. My answer was the same: 'Paisa badi mushkil se milta hai, babuji'. This is one of the many teachings that helps me in my life," he said.

Meanwhile, the actor has wrapped up shooting for Piku and is currently busy with Wazir.

News by ndtv

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