Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bachchan Family celebration of the Holy in Jalsa 2015 photos

Amitabh Bachchan dons a mundu with Vikram, Prabhu, Nagarjuna

Amitabh Bachchan shoots with Manju Warrier, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Prabhu Ganeshan

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan recently flew down south to shoot for a brand endorsement with some of South Indian cinema’s biggest names. The ‘Shamitabh’ actor donned a traditional ivory and gold mundu and spent the day with Prabhu, Vikram, Shiva, Nagarjuna and Manju Warrior.

Amitabh Bachchan posted on his Facebook page, “And today with the greats of Southern India .. all of them sons of The Greats in the early years of my career. What a privilege for me to be in the same frame .. A legacy of the past in my present today .. honoured and humbled by the respect they all give me ..” (sic)

  The actor even posted on Twitter, “With the greats of the Southern film Industry.. privileged honoured. Their Father’s Icons of my early years.” (sic)

Amitabh, who posts anecdotes frequently on his personal blog, shared his experience working with some of the biggest names in the Southern film industry. He said, “There is a certain respect and cultural heritage in them all. The Industry itself has been one that has functioned with utmost professionalism and discipline. Their modes of management and the contents of their creativity have always been ahead of the Industry in Mumbai.

Though now the gap is slowly getting closed and the content and ethics of the two Industries has been on par almost.”

"Regional cinema has elevated the local talents to immense heights and needs to be lauded for its enterprising efforts. Marathi cinema for example is coming out with some of the most prolific content in recent times. The artistry of their work, their story telling, their performances have all been exemplary," he added.

On the movie front, Amitabh has two releases lined up this year, Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ and Bejoy Nambiar’s ‘Wazir’. 

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An Honour beyond words 2b invited to be part of this shoot!Was a dream come true to work with you uncle @SrBachchan

Amitabh Bachchan reveals release date of ‘Piku Movie'

 Amitabh Bachchan reveals release date of ‘Piku’

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has us eagerly awaiting his next appearance onscreen, has finally revealed the release date of comedy-drama ‘Piku’.

Big B took to Twitter to share the date, which is May 8, 2015.

T 1788 - 'PIKU ' the film .. Deepika, Irrfan, AB with Shoojit Sarkar director ... confirmed release May 8 by Adi Chopra YRF and Sony ..

Set in Kolkata, the Shoojit Sircar-directed film also stars Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone.
During the schedule of the film, a number of pictures from the sets made their way to the internet, including those of Amitabh Bachchan riding around in the City of Joy on a cycle.

Amitabh Bachchan, who shot for many films in Kolkata during his younger days, was happy to be back in the city. “In ‘PIKU land’ … !! Too many memories flashing by as the drive from the airport ends .. but so much more to come in the days ahead. Kolkata shall always hold a special place and space within…a ‘city of joy’ that energises you with intellect and passion !!,” posted Big B at the time.

The film is said to delve into the relationship between a father and daughter.

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra aims to make film with Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan

 Vidhu Vinod Chopra aims to make film with Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan

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 "Broken Horses" here on Tuesday.
"It will be wonderful to work with Mr. Bachchan and Aamir Khan in an English language film for the world audience. Let's aim for that," Chopra said.

So far, Big B and Aamir have not worked together on screen. However, for Aamir's film "Lagaan", Big B played a narrator.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan Pours His Heart Over SRK , Salman Khan And Aamir Khan

Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan come together for Chopra's Broken Horses 
Recently, during an interview, Amitabh Bachchan said that how different all three Khans are from each other, and their contribution to the film industry. He also mentioned that the arrival of Khan’s in the industry holds a lot of significance since they entered the industry, which was a must needed change for the audience.
Reportedly, Amitabh Bachchan also explained that all the Three Khan’s provided that space to audience to cherish and get rid of that morality cinema. According to him, they have provided fresh idea for the industry.
He even said, that how each of them stand different from each other like Shah Rukh Khan for his energetic personality, Salman Khan’s carefree attitude in life and Aamir Khan’s creative personality in his own way.
In the same interview, Big B also revealed his experiences and desires to work with all the Three Khans.
It’s a great honour when the praise comes from none other that Amitabh Bachchan, and more over for the best, and demanded others of the Bollywood, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Piku Movie’ Set For Global Release

 MSM Motion Pictures and Yash Raj Films come together for Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’

Mumbai : MSM Motion Pictures, a division of Multi Screen Media Pvt Ltd. has partnered with India’s leading film production company, Yash Raj Films for the worldwide theatrical distribution of their upcoming family comedy drama, ‘Piku’.

The move further strengthens the 20 year association between the two companies. YRF’s distribution network will not only take ‘Piku’ to just domestic audiences but will also tend to non-traditional markets globally.

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film is a quirky take on father daughter relationship. It brings Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan together for the first time.

Amitabh takes on the role of a father in this film which is believed to be a 'different' take on the relationship a father shares with his daughter. The charisma of Amitabh, seamless acting of Deepika with the versatile flair of Irrfan Khan and the evergreen Moushami Chaterjee will definitely make ‘Piku’ a must-watch film.

Amitabh Bachchan audio launches Satyam Raj film The Ghost and Darkness

Mr. Bachchan do the audio launch of the film
Amitabh Bachchan launches audio of Satyam Raj's 'The Ghost and Darkness'

Satyam Raj’s directorial ‘The Ghost and Darkness’ had its official audio launch by the Shehensha of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan. The launch was a low key affair with the director Satyam Raj, Rishi Raj and Labh Janjua who recently delivered the chartbuster ‘London Thumakada’ from ‘Queen’.

An elated Satyam Raj said, “It’s a privilege to have Mr. Bachchan do the audio launch of the film. Having his blessings for my film is nothing less than an honour. With his blessings the film will surely touch the skies”. 
The film is about a desolate place where no one visits because it’s haunted. The main protagonist of the movie visits the jungle. This is a story about who survives a night in the darkness of the jungle and find out what is that thing that keeps everyone away from the jungle.

The film stars Saurav Chakrabarti, Keeya Khanna, Rishank Tiwari, Navjot Singh, Abbas Arfi, Mohsin Bhatt, Anmol Chaudhary, Deepanshi, Krishanlal Hans, Surinder Thakur, Varun Khanna, Nitu, Iqbal.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan tweets rare picture of Hindi literary legends!

Amitabh Bachchan tweets rare picture of Hindi literary legends!

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is a name which echoes in the entire world with utmost reverence. His fans love him and see him as an icon in many ways. The fact that Bachchan has a literary lineage—makes him even more appealing.

The thespian took to his Twitter handle and posted a rare picture of three stalwarts from the Hindi literary world. He captioned the image as: Hindi sahitya ki teen .. adbhut vibhutiyaan ! Bachchan, Sumitranandan Pant, Ram Dhari Singh 'Dinkar'

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T 1788 - Hindi sahitya ki teen .. adbhut vibhutiyaan ! Bachchan, Sumitranandan Pant, Ram Dhari Singh 'Dinkar'

Amitabh Bachchan : Conversations invaded by ‘conversationalist’ mobiles

 Conversations invaded by ‘conversationalist’ mobiles: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it challenging for elders to match the speed with which the youngsters express themselves, as well as wonders how mobile phones nowadays have replaced conversations.

“The speed with which this generation expresses itself, speaks itself and thinks itself, is in itself a speeded wonder. For one that has desire to keep in the same league as them, I find it extremely difficult to reconcile to its presence and more in its acceptance,” the 72-year-old posted on his blog

“For the elders this has become a challenge. Even before they have begun to describe or explain their point of view or express themselves on a subject or common topic, the 18-25, well that is being a little generous — it really ought to be 12-18, has already grasped what they need to and has set off, leaving the elder in dismay,” he added.

Big B, who is also an active blogger and user of different social networks, is also amazed with the fact that how young groups nowdays are concentrating more on their smartphones than talking in person.

“Conversation and its validity in the times of the old, has now been invaded by the other conversationalist — the mobile. The young shall group at corner stores, at clubs and other gathered locations, but their prime activity is concentrated on their ‘smart phone’,” he said.

He shares that how when one walks into a room full of lesser aged people and there is complete silence.

“They look not at each other…there is no conversation, no nothing. It’s all head bent in concentration on that rectangular object of desire. They are listening, but more to what evolves from the instrument, than from the mouths of the others.

“Pavements, street crossings, park walks, store shopping, cinema viewing and a million other chores that this generation involves itself in, has one commonality — an ear blocked with the phone or blocked from the outside world with those white ear phones, for their listening pleasure,” said Big B.

Though the megastar has no complaints with these inventions and technology, he says that he loves his soul too and happy with the fact that it has no technological subsitute.

“I love fresh inventions! I love the way technology has taken over most of our informations. I love the idea of possessing in the palm of the hand all that is ever required to lead a life! I love my soul too! That has not had a technological substitute.

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Amitabh Bachchan amazed by technology

 Amitabh Bachchan amazed by technology, selfie culture

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan , who is an avid blogger and social media user is actually amazed by the power of technology. The 72-something veteran actor is equally in awe of the selfie culture that has captivated many, across all age groups.
Big B took to Twitter Monday night to express his views on technology and how people are driven by it.

His tweets read:

T 1786 - Of this I am certain .. future generations shall never be short of photographic references for their posterity ! SELFIES zindabad !

T 1786 - I did things this morning I had not done for decades .. the responses I got I had not got in decades ! Things matter not decades !!

T 1786 - Earlier, have a problem, pray to the Almighty for a resolution ! Have a problem today, search for an App., !!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan Not Signed for Shahrukh Khan Next with Rohit Shetty

Amitabh Bachchan Not Signed for Shah Rukh Khan's Next with Rohit Shetty

Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty's next has been in the news for long, and needless to say there tens of thousands of speculations around it.

While the makers are yet to announce the confirmed cast, there have been reports that Amitabh Bachchan has been roped in for the film. However, looks like such isn't the case. According to an insider quoted by Koimoi, the news of Big B signing Rohit's next is only a rumour and that the senior actor wasn't approached at all.

In other news, Vinod Khanna has apparently pulled on board to play Shah Rukh and Varun Dhawan's father. Since the role has to drive the narrative forward, the filmmaker reportedly wanted someone with a strong personality.

"Most of his scenes are with his sons, played by SRK and Varun Dhawan. He's a stern father with an unusual comedic timing and will be styled accordingly," Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying.

Also, Kabir Bedi will be essaying Kajol's father in the film. "SRK and Kajol have a strong romantic track and there are several confrontational scenes between Kabir and Shah Rukh Khan," added the source.

However, no official announcement has been made by the makers yet and it is only by the end of a few more days till everyone gets to know about the complete cast. "We start shooting for the film March 4 onwards. So by March 20, we will have the entire cast in hand. Rohit's film will definitely come on Christmas this year. That much I can assure you," DNA quoted the superstar as saying.

SRK is currently wrapping up Maneesh Sharma's "Fan" for which he was in the national capital. "Thanx to all residents of sector 14 pocket 2 LIG flats Om aptts.Dwarka Delhi. Thank u for ur patience & allowing us in ur homes. Grateful," he tweeted.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan has a special pet name for Deepika Padukone in Piku

 Amitabh Bachchan has a special pet name for Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone has been addressing Amitabh Bachchan as Baba (father) for a while now. The two actors are currently shooting for Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming film, Piku, in which Big B and Deepika play father and daughter respectively.

Apparently, not only Deepika, but also the other members of the cast and crew of the film, including Irrfan Khan, call him Baba now. "Bachchan sir likes the way Deepika and the others address him as Baba," says a source from the film’s unit.

Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone as ‘baba’ and ‘Deepiku’ in ‘Piku’

So, to reciprocate the gesture, Big B has coined a nickname for Deepika too. "He calls her Deepiku, nobody else addresses her by that name," adds the source.

"The way they address each other, on and off the sets, shows the comfortable relationship they share," says Juhi Chaturvedi, the writer of the film, which has been shot in Kolkata and will see Bachchan and Deepika play Bengali characters.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan with Jaya Bachchan at Film Heritage Foundation workshop 2015

 Amitabh Bachchan to work towards saving cinematic marvels from getting lost with time

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he feels privileged to be the face of an initiative by The Film Heritage Foundation and working towards saving cinematic marvels from getting lost with time.

Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan attended the ‘Film Preservation and Restoration School India 2015’ workshop organized by the Film Heritage Foundation in Mumbai,

"A FUNCTION TO ATTEND THE Film Heritage Foundation...a most sincere effort to archive all the films made through the years... most of our films have got destroyed or lost, due to no archival interest or work

"Congratulations FILM HERITAGE FOUNDATION... and thank you for making me the Brand Ambassador of this work...honoured and privileged," read a post on Big B's official page on social networking site Facebook.  

The event was held here Sunday.

The 72-year-old also shared photographs of the event on his official blog, saying that visuals tell a better story than words.

"Just the visuals tell a deep story...of a day well spent...of being made Ambassador for the Film Heritage Foundation and the Preservation of films," the "Paa" star posted on his blog.

Meanwhile, the screen icon is gearing up for the release of his films "Piku" and "Wazir".

Amitabh Bachchan attends pre wedding bash

Amitabh Bachchan attends pre-wedding bash of Mulayam’s grandnephew

Amitabh Bachchan today attended the pre-wedding ceremony of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s grandnephew with RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s daughter in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh.

Bachchan, who boarded a flight from Mumbai, wore a white kurta pyajama with a shawl on his shoulder.

The ‘Shamitabh’ actor entered the ‘Tilak’ ceremony venue with folded hands and was greeted by the host Mulayam.

Bachchan, 72, took to Twitter in the morning to inform about his journey.

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted:

T 1776 - Took off for Safai for wedding event .. bad visibility. . Flight diverted to Lucknow .. waiting for clearance .. safety better

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the event apart from other prominent political leaders.
The Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Yadav and Lalu’s youngest daughter Raj Laxmi will tie the knot in Delhi on February 26.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan : Invited to Mulayam's grand-nephew's tilak ceremony

 Modi to Amitabh Bachchan: Over 1 lakh invited to Mulayam's grand-nephew's tilak ceremony

A staggering 100,000 invites, including to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have been sent out for Samajwadi Party supremo's grand nephew's on Saturday pre-wedding ceremony in Saifai village where mouthwatering dishes like bedai, baati-chokha and halwa soaked in desi ghee will be served.

Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is buzzing with frantic activity for the 'tilak' ceremony of Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, Lok Sabha member from Mainpuri, who will marry Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, Feb 26 in New Delhi.

Both Modi and mega star Amitabh Bachchan have confirmed their presence, officials said. Mulayam Singh had personally invited Modi for the ceremony.

A team from the prime minister's Special Protection Group (SPG) has already visited Saifai to asses the security scenario, a police official said, adding a rehearsal with an Indian Air Force (IAF) plane landing has also been done at the village air strip.

Also flying down to Saifai on Saturday are a string of Bollywood stars, singers, politicians, state and union cabinet ministers, chief ministers of other states and bureaucrats.

Family sources told IANS that more than 100,000 invites have been sent to relatives, politicians, village folk, journalists, judges and celebrities from other fields. Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who recently participated in the Saifai Mahotsava, will croon this time too.

Special chefs camped in the native village of the Yadavs, offering mouth watering dishes which includes Gujarati food, traditional UP and Bihari food and also cuisine tailor-made for the Bollywood stars.

Special on the menu would be 'sarrata' (special sour raita), bedai, dahi-ke-aloo, baati-chokha, ulda poorie, paneer filled chola-bhature. Among the sweet delicacies are imarti, jalebi served with chilled rabri, sohan halwa, kulfi and moong ki daal ka halwa soaked in pure desi ghee.


Amitabh Bachchan meets Michael Bloomberg, gets enlightened

 Amitabh Bachchan meets Michael Bloomberg, gets enlightened

And would you believe it .. there are some that actually did not get it and asked, what the second one was !! I found it hilarious, so I thought my hilarity should not go waste, in keeping it to myself .. shared and shared wisely !!

The great business magnate, financial wizard, ex Mayor of NYC, philanthropist, was at an evening dinner where I was asked to conduct a conversation with him publicly. I just did and came back a short while ago, enlightened and wiser, by the million .
And that is that …

But apart from the main event, there is always the temptation to monopolise, to gain attention of the MIP at the event … and when that does not happen, there is the desire to get into severe egocentric depression.
I am in no depression nor am I in any kind of related acts. I am just another guy. And the learning that gets imparted at these occasions are the stuff lives are made of ..

A take away from the evening … many ..

'Honour the crisis that comes in your life. It shall be the greatest harbinger of learning and progress ..'

There were the presence of media heads of both print and television. There were the heads of banks and corporates, but most importantly there were ‘heads’ of the creative field. A field that at the moment eludes me and my presence.

There is politics to learn … there is commerce that comes your way … there is the talk of job opportunities, of health and keeping the environs clean and much much more …

Wisdom, knowledge and opinion ruled the dinner. Hope and expectation of some worth in common fields came through and the humbling talk of my state.

It is difficult to stop some of them that express. It is difficult to accept what some may think and say and feel. It is difficult to not make mistake tomorrow and fall far far below any redemption. It is difficult ..

But in all difficulty what remains is the expectation of that which is most needed. And that is the entire truth of this evening.

The confidence and approach with which many ideas take shape and then are destroyed, is too filled with subtle intricacies … these may look soft and gentle but indeed, have immense thought and planned workmanship running, parallel to the object of conquest.

I would wish for the evolvement of that which when desired or which when thought of, could, present it self - even if it were temporarily - to us in doses that could tolerably find us all together in one bed, so to say, but never occupying ourselves and our inner selves in to the oft referred example ..

And may the Lord help us all in that ..

My love ..


Amitabh Bachchan

Hope and expectation of some worth in common fields came through and the humbling talk of my state,” he said.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan Celebrates India's Win : INDIA VS PAKISTAN MATCH

Amitabh Bachchan Celebrates India's Win, Considers More Commentary

Amitabh Bachchan greets his Sunday well-wishers at his Mumbai residence.


Social media's hung verdict aside, Amitabh Bachchan and his Sunday well-wishers are quite pleased with his cricket commentary at yesterday's monster India vs Pakistan match.

Mr Bachchan, 72, celebrated India's win with the Jalsa regulars who show up weekly at his Mumbai home. He also said that perhaps he ought to consider more commentary.

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T 1770 - The debut commentator ... hahah !! and the victory celebration among well wishers ..

Not everyone on Twitter was as thrilled to hear Bollywood's best-known voice booming out updates and analysis with - by turns - Kapil Dev, Arun Lal, Rahul Dravid, Shoaib Akhtar and Ashish Chopra.

'Worse than Doordarshan,' said at least one person on Twitter. Mr Bachchan's filmy colleagues, however, were all praises.

Okay even I AM UP for the match .. So you can't take the Indian out of an match after all !! OH and you gotta love @SrBachchan ;)

India demolished Pakistan. As this person remarked, Amitabh Bachchan has been a lucky charm of sorts cricket-wise.

Amitabh Bachchan is our lucky charm for Ind-Pak match. Last time he did commentary, India won the match & saved 3 guna lagaan in Champanair.

Then again, this was India's sixth straight win against their most bitter pitch foe so Mr Bachchan's services as a talisman were likely not required. He predicted they'd win anyway.

T 1770 -YEEEAAAAHHHHH ! India wins .. my second prediction came true too .. is it got something to do with the date 15th Feb !!!

Yesterday was also a special day for Mr Bachchan for a whole other reason.

T 1770 - 15th Feb .. !! historic date for me .. on this date 46 years ago in 1969, I signed my 1st film to join the Film Industry ..

Amitabh Bachchan was in the commentary box as part of the publicity for his new film Shamitabhwhich opened on February 6.

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