Sunday, January 18, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan, a Day of Prayer to Mark His Father's Death Anniversary

 Amitabh Bachchan, a Day of Prayer to Mark His Father's Death Anniversary


I shall be in prayer with him in his surroundings," Big B posted on his blog

Remembering Harivansh Rai Bachchan on his 12th death anniversary on Sunday, his son and megastar Amitabh Bachchan paid a tribute to the noted poet.

Harivansh Rai, who is credited with works like Madhushala and Agneepath, died on January 18, 2003.

"It is the death anniversary of my Father. When you think of those moments it sends shivers, apprehensions, prayer and remembrance to the one departed, especially when it happens to be your own Father," the 72-year-old posted on his official blog on Sunday.

"I shall be in prayer with him in his surrounding, for whatever little that we can do for him, it is after all the day of his passing. My Father... my father... lost today but in my thoughts and mind continuously... where do they go, and where are they that seek indifference to their problems."

Many wonder if they reached the doors of heaven, of meeting that phantom like 'old man' with rather large beard and a guffaw at his disposal... reverential and obedient and filled with pardon to be sought from the one that sacrificed his," he added.

Meanwhile, Big B, currently busy promoting his forthcoming film Shamitabh, has cut his finger.

He tweeted:


Amitabh Bachchan attends Shatrughan Sinha’s son’s wedding

Salaamat Rahe Dostaana': Amitabh Bachchan attends Shatrughan Sinha’s son’s wedding

That the dynamics of relationships among the stalwarts of the Indian Film Industry keep changing is a thing of common knowledge; more so with the superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha who jointly ruled the silver screen in the 1970s. Having worked together in movies like ‘Kaala Patthar’, ‘Naseeb’, ‘Shaan’ and ‘Dostana’, the relations between Big B and Shotgun, as they are fondly called have always been soured. When asked about the history to such clashes, Shatrughan Sinha had said, “Jawaani thhi, josh thha, ego issues they.

But now the duo seems to have buried the hatchet and mended bridges. Amitabh Bachchan was seen attending Shatrughan Sinha’s son Kussh’s wedding in Mumbai on January 18 and an ecstatic Sonakshi Sinha took to Twitter to thank her ‘Amit Uncle’ and ‘Jaya Aunty’ for gracing the occasion. 
She captioned the pictures, “Salaamat rahe dostaana aapka! Thank u @SrBachchan uncle and jaya aunty for the warmth and happiness :)” 

In one, Amitabh Bachchan can be seen warmly greeting Shatrughan Sinha.

The second picture shows Sonakshi Sinha flanked by veteran actresses Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon and Tina Ambani.  

Earlier, the Sinhas had returned the box of sweets sent to them by the Bachchans on the occasion of Abhishek and Aishwarya’s wedding in 2007. “Jab bulaaya nahin toh mitthaai kis baat ki?” Shatrughan Sinha was quoted saying. As a reply to this, Big B had said, “Those who were not invited were not friends in the first place.” 

The route back to friendship, however, started when last year when the Bachchans invited the Sinhas over to their grand Diwali bash and Shatrughan Sinha along with wife Poonam, daughter Sonakshi and sons Kussh and Luv attended the party. 

news by indianexpress

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I strictly believe that drinking alcohol is not good for an actor says : Amitabh Bachchan

 Amitabh Bachchan: There are some actors who drink before doing a scene

The story of 'Shamitabh' revolves around the ego clash between two characters but Amitabh Bachchan says it bears no similarity with his 1973 hit 'Abhimaan'.

In 'Abhimaan', Bachchan and Jaya played singers who get married. Their marriage, however, hits the rock when the husband finds it hard to deal with the growing popularity of his wife.

"'Abhimaan' was the story of a couple where the wife was more talented than her husband. In 'Shamitabh' it's a story of two people. One person having something which the other person doesn't. Then comes the role of Akshara, who is a journalist. She is the one who will evaluate the two and get them to come together. The story is around these two people and their egos," Bachchan said in an interview.
Directed by R Balki, who has worked with Bachchan in 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Paa', the film also stars Dhanush and Akshara Haasan. It will release on February 6.

The trailer of 'Shamitabh' shows the actor in a drunk state. Bachchan who has played similar roles in 'Sharabi', 'Do Anjaane', 'Amar Akbar Anthony' and 'Hum' among many others, said he delivers such scenes without touching the alcohol.

"He (his Shamitabh character) is frustrated in his life and sometime he takes the help of alcohol. There were many roles in the past where I had played such scenes but in every film the situations and the characters are different. Thus changes the way you perform on screen.

"But, I strictly believe that drinking alcohol is not good for an actor. There are some actors who drink before doing such a scene but I don't believe in that and will never do that," Bachchan said.
2014 was a busy year for the 72-year-old actor as he shot back-to-back films like 'Shamitabh', 'Wazir' and 'Piku' besides shooting his TV show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. 
"I am an artist. There are different looks for each film and I enjoyed working in them," said Bachchan, who collaborated with a Hollywood make-up artiste besides his make up Man Friday Deepak Sawant to create the unkempt look in his upcoming film.

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Amitabh Bachchan in special song ‘Birju’ of an upcoming movie Hey Bro

 Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh in special song ‘Birju’

Superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh with dancing legends Prabhudheva and Ganesh Acharya have come together for the video of a song ‘Birju’ of an upcoming movie ‘Hey Bro’.

Singer Mika Singh, who has sung the track with Udit Narayan, shared the video on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Mika Singh Tweeted: All Superstars in one video . My latest song

King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) January 16, 2015

The song has a touch of humour, with stars asking a certain Birju — whose identity is not revealed in the video — to return bangles with lyrics “Maa ke kangan wapis karde re”.
The video oozes style, action and drama. The lyrics of the song are penned by Pranav Vatsa and the rap is by Arya and Naezy.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Get a chance to sit next to Amitabh Bachchan in a flight

 Amitabh Bachchan - Shahenshah of B-Town

Picture this- a candid chat with a celebrity on a flight. Sounds unrealistic. Not anymore as a start-up venture Fly with VIP is offering a seat next to a star on a flight through online auction, starting with megastar Amitabh Bachchan. After Big B, the unique initiative will be followed by the team of forthcoming movie 'Shamitabh' - Dhanush, Akshara Haasan and R. Balki when they will fly on a private jet. 

The chance to fly with Amitabh is likely to occur in the first week of February. The bidding will take place at The treat by the company doesn't end with 'Shamitabh'. They have signed up celebrities across 14 different genres including film directors and producers, sportsmen, fashion designers, spiritual leaders, TV stars among others.

The users can take their pick from stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Virat Kohli, Farah Khan. One can also take styling tips by sitting next to ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra. The company founded by Mumbai-based entrepreneur Gautam Chhabria and co-founded by Bangalore-based social entrepreneur Anil Shetty in 2011, has patented the concept in India, US, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia and other places.

"There is a rigorous screening process adopted to ensure unwanted bidders like bookies who may want to fly with the Indian cricketers are kept out," said Chhabria in a statement. There are two methods of participating- an auction model which shall see the highest bidder get the seat and a raffle model where multiple participants pay as little as Rs.100 and get selected by a lucky draw.

There is also an advance booking section where interested participants will give non-binding offers without knowing the celebrity's flight date or sector. And then, when a celebrity makes a last minute travel plan, there would be a short duration - one hour auction open only to the advance bookers.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Shamitabh Movie: Amitabh Bachchan plays a frustrated man

Shamitabh: Amitabh Bachchan plays a frustrated man

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he is playing the character of a 'frustrated man' in his upcoming film Shamitabh. "As you watched the trailer, he (the character) is a frustrated man," said Bachchan who was accompanied by director R Balki and co-actors Dhanush and Akshara Hasan.

The Shamitabh team was on a promotional event of the film, scheduled to be released on February 6.

When asked about his experience of working under Balki, the Big B said 'an actor only follows instructions.' "No work is easier in life. People may think that one

feels good in front of camera. I have been working in the film industry for many years. Sometimes there remains a fear that what is cameraman thinking of, what is the demand of the script and whether I will fulfil or not," he said.

 Bachchan said he had done many films with Balki and the latter is like his family member. "But when camera starts rolling, we forget mother, father, brother or friends, we only remain actor and feel the character. Whatever has been instructed, we do that," he said.

Asked about his son Abhishek Bachchan once again turning a producer, the senior Bachchan said, "People have their own thinking, Abhishek had earlier produced films (Paa) and he is also doing acting apart from producing films."

Some parts of Shamitabh were shot in Seven Hills hospital in Mumbai where Bachchan had undergone an abdominal surgery earlier. "Balki insisted to shoot in the same hospital to add element of reality," he added.

On the content of the film, Bachchan parried the question by quoting lines from the trailer, "It is not picture, it is mixture."

Balki said Shamitabh is a story of two egos who clash with one another. "It is the story of two egos of how two people clash and nobody can be successful indeed. Most people think they can do it alone, most people think they have done it all. It is not like that. Behind every successful person, there is a team," said Balki, who had earlier directed movies like Paa and Cheeni Kum with Bachchan.

Dhanush, whose YouTube song 'Kolaveri Di' had become a cult and who had earlier worked in Bollywood movie Raanjhanaa, said the story of Shamitabh is unique and very fresh. "I am deeply honoured to work with Amitji," he added.

The younger daughter of versatile actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika, Akshara, who is debuting with the film, said it was a magical experience to work with stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, and Balki.

Bachchan also praised Akshara saying, "This is Akshara's first film. I have a special family relation with her. She is daughter of Sarika and Kamal Haasan and obviously, she got the talent in her genes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan to start 'Shamitabh Movie' promotions

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to begin the promotions of his upcoming film 'Shamitabh' on Tuesday from Gujarat. Bachchan, 72, who is the brand ambassador of the state, will embark on a multi-city tour for the film.

"Ahmedabad first on 14th... Then a host of other cities - Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Dubai, London and perhaps Pune. These are informed promotion acts by authorities that make them... "They may all come out true or may just fade away with some drastic last minute changes... Beware... But I do sincerely hope they do not," Bachchan posted on his blog. Also starring Dhanush and Kamal Haasan's younger daughter Akshara in key roles, the R Balki movie is set to release on February 6.

मकर संक्रांति की अनेक अनेक शुभकामनाएं , इस शुभ अवसर पर Bigb

 मकर संक्रांति की अनेक अनेक शुभकामनाएं , इस शुभ अवसर पर. Amitabh Bachchan News,

Amitabh Bachchan, Social Media Person of the Year 2015

 Amitabh Bachchan, Social Media Person of the Year 2015 

FB 827 - Another Award today : Social Media person of the Year .. presented by IAMAI, the Digital organisation of India .. thank you all that connect with me , especially my EF. Twitter and Facebook, to thank them for the support.

Amitabh Bachchan attends exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai

 Amitabh Bachchan attends exhibition

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani visited the exhibition of photographs shot by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan: Promotions are a must now Shamitabh will release Feb 6

Amitabh Bachchan: Promotions are a must now

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently busy promoting his forthcoming film “Shamitabh”, believes promotions are a must now.

“Promotions deprive you of your self consciousness. It does not give you a chance to be so … much as we may like to be obsessed with the temperament. It is a necessity now, a must, a budgeted must and so we do it,” the 72-year-old posted on his official blog

He further added: “I wonder often who really is the true benefactor of these promotions … for if the film is weak and disliked by the audience, surely any amount of glorification pre or post would not ever enhance the box office. Would it?”

Nevertheless, he still does everything to glorify his forthcoming films.

“Here we are … artists of a different generation a different league, a different age, succumbing to the lured charm of a million interviews, appearances and presence on reality shows, trying as best we could what may be the right equation to get everyone in the entire universe to come and see our film,” he wrote.

Amitabh Bachchan, who will also be seen in films like “Wazir” and “Piku” this year, says there were hardly any promotions required earlier.

“My colleagues of yore have shown no interest in these shenanigans, and they may be right. It was never needed in their times and so why now … but … I guess my category has been through a drastic change and therefore it compels me to do what I never did before and do what I am required to do now,” he shared.

“So … apart from some of these appearances on shows and ceremonies, there is this trip to out stations … Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore all in the realm of ‘perhaps’,” he added.

Directed by R. Balki, “Shamitabh” will release Feb 6.

news by indianexpress

Friday, January 9, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan is extremely hot and sexy even at 72: Bipasha Basu

Amitabh Bachchan is extremely hot and sexy even at 72: Bipasha

Bollywood actor Bipasha Basu said today that Amitabh Bachchan who is 72 years old, remains 'extremely hot'. "Amitabh Bachchan is far too sexy even at this age. He is extremely hot. He is an awesome person. I wish the new generation of actors get at least 10 per cent of the traits of Bachchan's personality," said Bipasha who was in Indore to promote her movie Alone.
Replying to a query, she said that she wished to play the lead role in an action movie. She said that actresses must be given lead roles in action movies. "Actresses become part of such movies but usually we don't have much work in them," she said.  

Karan Singh Grover who would make his debut in Alone said that though he had worked in the entertainment industry for ten years, he felt nervous while doing intimate scenes with Bipasha initially. Grover said that he tried to do away with retakes to save time.

News By hindustantimes

SHAMITABH Official Video Trailer with English Subtitles

SHAMITABH Official Video Trailer with English Subtitles | Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan

Monday, January 5, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan to play Sanjay Dutt's father in biopic?

 Amitabh Bachchan to play Sanjay Dutt's father in biopic?

After reports of Ranbir Kapoor playing the role of Sanjay Dutt in his biopic went viral, the makers are inching closer to the final casting decisions of the film. According to a report in DNA After Hours, director Raj Kumar Hirani and Sanjay Dutt are keen on having Amitabh Bachchan essay the role of his father Sunil Dutt.

A source close to the Dutts was quoted saying, “He (Sanjay) considers Abhishek his younger brother and Bachchan Saab as a father figure. When the casting of Sanju’s father was being considered, Big B was the unanimous decision.”

Another friend of Sanjay’s said that Hirani felt no other actor could portray the late actor better than Amitabh Bachchan

If reports are to be believed, this will be Raju Hirani’s first time working with BigB. If all goes well, Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bahchcan would make an interesting cast for this highly anticipated film. 

Amitabh Bachchan increases security for his Sunday visitors

Amitabh Bachchan increases security for his Sunday visitors, advises them to be careful

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's tradition of greeting his fans at his doorstep almost every Sunday morning has survived yet another year. The actor says now he has increased security to stop "mischief makers" from entering inside.

"The police contingent has been increased. Mischief makers too find their way inside and have been the cause of embarrassment to those that come, as also the cause for the loss of some of their personal belongings. So dear all, do be careful," the 72-year-old posted on his official blog Monday.
The actor, who lives with his family in a bungalow named Jalsa here, also pointed out how women and children in the crowd were brought inside his premises for their safety. 

"Those in the front crushed by the pressure of those at the back, women and children, who often are brought into the premises to safety and calm. Mostly the little children that, overwhelmed by the scare of the crowds, cry out helplessly. They are looked after first. 

"Brought in and assured that their parents and elders are fine and shall get to see them soon. Poor little ones. They are so oblivious to the situation. Really... the elders should not subject them to this torture but what can one say. 
"They have come out for a Sunday breather on the beach at Juhu and this visit to Jalsa happens because it comes in the route of the evening," he added.

Meanwhile, the actor is all set for a bevy of upcoming films like 'Piku', 'Wazir' and 'Shamitabh' in the New Year.

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Amitabh Bachchan never got a good script in his life: Buddhedeb Dasgupta

 Amitabh Bachchan never got a good script in his life: Buddhedeb Dasgupta

His Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa is yet to release, but that hasn't deterred him from starting work on his next. As auteur filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta gears up to adapt Narayan Gangopadhyay's Tope (bait), he tells us how love still makes his world go round. And yes, he is madly, desperately and hopelessly in love with cinema. Excerpts:

Barring a few success stories, mostly towards the end of the year, Tollywood almost had a dull 2014.You must be aware...
I get to hear, see and also understand that Bengali films are not working.It's not a recent development. At least it's not something that happened last year. Maybe the failure got noticed in 2014. I feel the audience is sick and tired. We are doing the same old things. There are too many repetitions and absolutely nothing new on offer.

What do you think is ailing the film industry?

Fear psychosis. The existence of us as filmmakers is at stake all the time. You need to keep proving a point, but then who has asked you to do so? Why are you repeating the same stuff ? When we started out, we were fearless. We started as beggars and knew nothing could get worse. I was teaching, while many like Tarunda (Majumdar) used to work. Our demands were very less. What we had was love. We were in love with cinema so much that we could put everything at stake. It's the same love that keeps me alive today . There was enough scope for compromise. I was told many tricks of the trade that could help me stay afloat. See, Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa has not released yet. The producer has many issues. He just got the film censored. So, how am I thinking of another film? It's love. There is a film, Conductor, about a violinist in a Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble. On a visit to the US, she ties up with a renowned symphony conductor. The conductor was once in love with the violinist's mother. The husband resents the conductor and in the end, when she leaves him, she says, you loved publicity, you loved money, but did you love music? Tomorrow, I don't want people to point fingers at us and say the same thing. Till date, I have never played safe with my films and I haven't lost anything.

What do feel about more and more people from the industry getting involved in politics? If you really are a believer of a political philosophy, you have every right to join rallies. But if you are a nonbeliever and are supporting a party for your personal gain, then that's the worst thing possible. I couldn't disagree when Mir referred to some as jhinku mamoni. These days, people seem to have lost their selfrespect. Goutam Ghose is a dear friend of mine. He has made many good films. He was on stage at the inauguration of the film festival. No one thought it was necessary to mention his name. Why should he be just sitting at a festival that celebrates cinema? I'm reminded of a film, Mephisto by Istvan Szabo, which was about how the establishment used the civil society to its advantage and when the purpose was served, shunned it.

Is that affecting our cinema?
A filmmaker is a creator. And self-respect is the biggest asset of a creative person. If you lose that, you lose respect for your creative ability. CM Mamata Banerjee sends me a letter every year on my birthday . But that's about it. I have not taken anything, never given anything. I stick to my philosophy . I don't need anything. I have books, poems, music to fall back on. I write a lot, contribute to magazines, take part in discussions and feel bad when I can't make films. But just because that makes me upset, I won't compromise.

You've always waged a war against the celebration of mediocrity...
Mediocrity was always there. Like self-respect was. Today , I find it difficult to communicate with others.It's not possible for everyone to be talented. But one needs to be at peace with his strengths and weaknesses. I think Anjan (Dutt) is a wonderful actor. We share a personal rapport. Mrinalda (Sen) and I had almost cast him together. But Mrinalda started Chalchitra first. I have seen Dutta vs Dutta and think it's one of his best films. But I have something against the constant fear that I see around me. Why hide behind Byomkesh? There are so many things to do. In Mumbai, films are now made on a budget of Rs 20 lakh. Resul Pookutty made a film with Rs 18 lakh. He is now taking it to festivals. Look at how well Lunch Box did. These films are getting sold in foreign markets. When Buddhadeb babu (Bhattacharjee) was still there, I had requested that the Rabindra Bhavans in the districts be used as theatres. There would be one programme in two months.Pigeons would fly around during daytime and miscreants would flock at night. Young and talented filmmakers like Praditpa Bhattacharyya, Indranil Roychowdhury and many others are coming up. I know Aditya Vikram Sengupta is doing well for himself. They need to show their films as well. Earlier, films could be screened at Nandan. Now, shows at Nandan depend a lot on your political inclinations.

When you mentioned Byomkesh, did you mean filmmakers have stopped experimenting?

They are going back to the safe zone. I saw Sandip's (Ray) Chaar; it was very nice. Why go back to Feluda? If in a few years, when all the Feluda stories get exhausted, then what? Will a filmmaker stop directing movies? What if no Byomkesh story is left to be made tomorrow? The world over, people are thinking in a different language. If you don't go with the flow, you will fall short.I have nothing against Feluda. I am his great admirer, but I don't think you should go on and on... When Santosh Dutta passed away , Satyajit Ray said he won't make further Feluda movies. There was only one Santosh Dutta. Why can't we think on similar lines? Satyajit Ray and I were both in Venice when he once told me how the audience abroad had come out of the theatre with long faces having watched Kanchenjungha. This is the same audience that lapped up The Apu Trilogy. Many said, why are the characters speaking in English, why do they look like foreigners? But Satyajit Ray, having fought all odds, created a space for himself that no one can fill up. Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik was one of his earlier films. It's about a man's relationship with a car and what a film that was! Why can't we think? Why this fear? My first film Durotto had a successful run. So, there is an audience. But why should they watch movies that don't hold them for more than 10 minutes?

Which Bengali films did you watch in recent times?
I saw Anjan's Sesh Boley Kichhu Nei and didn't think it was bad. Tony's (Aniruddha Roychowdhury) last film (Buno Haansh) was also a good attempt. Srijit's (Mukherji) Chotushkone is an intelligent movie. I also liked Shekhar Das's Nayanchampar Dinratri. But I strongly feel that people need to go beyond tried-and-tested storylines. If tomorrow, someone asks me to make a film with Rs 16 crore, I will say no. I will not be able to give back the money to my producer. I make a film on Rs 1.5 crore, my producer gets back thrice the money. If a film gets sold abroad, I get a part of that money. He's happy, so am I. To make a movie run is more expensive than filming it. Dev's movies are not working, those without Dev are also not working. Why don't we take stories from news clips instead? Directors are increasingly getting tangled in the thought of drawing crowds to the theatre and the noose is tightening around their necks. In Mumbai, people are still trying. I don't know what is wrong with this state. Countries like Thailand are churning out great films, which are going to Cannes, winning awards, getting sold. Again, not everyone can be part of the `100-crore club; for that you need calibre. Whenever Ashutosh Gowariker is in Kolkata, he meets me. He was telling me how difficult it has become for a filmmaker to sustain in today's time. I am thinking of the future. I don't have many years ahead of me, but I don't want to lose myself in this rat race.

Your next is Narayan Gangopadhyay's Tope (bait)...

The film is in pre-production. Like always, I have started writing the script in Bengali, but I'm not sure if I'll make the film in Bangla. Also, there are not too many actors here. I need to work with new actors. I was very confused during Anwar, as I felt no one could play the character better than Nawazuddin Siddiqui.He is one of those you can draw inspiration from. And as a filmmaker, I am forever looking for inspiration. When he came for the workshop, he thought I will act out the scenes, but I just spoke to him.People need to watch the film. But the kind of money the producer is looking at is not logical. Nawaz is an actor of great calibre, but you can't sell a film that has just him. Add a Khan to it and the market will increase. The producers and distributors in Mumbai are not interested to see how good he is as an actor; they'll see the saleability . Amitabh Bachchan is my friend, I'm grateful to him. But he never got a great script all his life. Aamir (Khan) is very good, but where is the script that can explore his talent to the fullest? They fail to understand that what they are getting and doing are not tapping their full potential. About my new film, I have already spoken to Nawaz though nothing has been finalized as yet. I love Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan's acting and want to work with them someday . 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan: We as a race are vulnerable

 Amitabh Bachchan: We as a race are vulnerable

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says human beings are inclined towards numerology, horoscope and other future prediction tactics due to their vulnerability.

"Each moment of life is filled with the unknown...and those that profess they know the unknown, are either messengers from above, which would be hard to believe, or are merely on a commercial spree... problem is we as a race are so vulnerable to what the next holds for us... and these teachings are popular," the 72-year-old posted on his official blog

The "Paa" actor seemed to ponder over this aspect of life after seeing horoscope coverage in some newspaper Thursday.

"Each magazine, paper, channel has that hour or page or column reserved for the predictions of the day year month, minute...just so many things that suddenly take up our attention and guidance. This mornings press for example had huge coverage of what the year holds for each astrological zodiacal chinese calendar of janam patri fame that told us all in no uncertain terms what to expect each day and month of the new year 2015," he further posted.

Meanwhile, the actor is gearing up for an array of upcoming movies like "Piku", "Wazir" and "Shamitabh".

Amitabh Bachchan denies doing ad film for Narendra Modi

Amitabh Bachchan denies doing ad film for Narendra Modi government

Amitabh Bachchan has clarified that he is not associated with any advertisement film of the Narendra Modi government.

There were reports that the 72-year-old actor would feature in a TV ad which seeks to ask Indians to rise above religion for inclusive development. Bachchan took to Twitter to set the record straight. Bachchan has, however, been the brand ambassador of many government campaigns, including polio eradication, saving the tiger and Swachh India campaign.

Reports of Bachchan featuring in the ad campaign had taken a political colour, with the Congress taking potshots at the government. "Now the crow is imitating the swan's movement. All this camouflaging, all this gimmickry and advertising will not substitute what the government has done on issues like conversion," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said on Wednesday. 

Singhvi was reacting to questions on media reports that while MoS Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is set to tour areas which have a high minority population, Bachchan has been roped in for an ad film that stresses the need to rise above religion and caste for inclusive development and growth of education. Reports suggested that the advertisement was expected to be out by Republic Day.

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