Friday, November 11, 2016

Gatsby, my boy! Read Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday wish to Leonardo DiCaprio

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan gave his best wishes to Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he turned 42 on Friday.
Bachchan, 74, who made his Hollwyood debut in the DiCaprio-starrer The Great Gatsby, wished his co-star, Happy Birthday on Twitter and called him a “gentleman”

Happy birthday Leonardo DiCaprio for the 11th... Colleague in GATSBY, a gentleman and a concerned ‘climate change’ actor...,” he wrote.
Bachchan played the minor but important role of Meyer Wolfsheim in the 2013 film, a shady Jewish gangster who serves as a father figure to DiCaprio’s character, the mysterious Jay Gatsby.

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T 2439 - Happy birthday Leonardo di Caprio for the 11th .. colleague in 'GATSBY', a gentleman and a concerned 'climate change' actor ..

Friday, November 4, 2016

Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate Kolkata International Film Festival 2016

It’s that time of year when it is all about film festivals. The 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival 2016 will be inaugurated by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The inaugural ceremony will be held on November 11 at Netaji Indoor Stadium.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Mr. Bachchan will once again grace the occasion. Other celebrities who will become the part of the festival are Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Sharmila Tagore and Moushumi Chatterjee. The film festival will showcase as many as 176 films by 137 directors from 61 countries. It will be screened across 12 venues.

KIFF director Yadab Mandal said in a press conference, “This year for the second time, the KIFF is a competitive event. The competition focuses on women filmmakers. The Royal Bengal trophy will be awarded to the best film (Rs.51 lakh) and the best director (Rs.21 lakh). The cash award for the best film is the single largest cash award at any international film festival now.”

As for Amitabh Bachchan, he is currently busy with the shooting of Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ram Gopal Varma’s Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sarkar 3 in trouble

Earlier we had reported that Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 featuring Amitabh Bachchan returning to the title role from the previous films had commenced shooting. Now we hear that the film has run into legal trouble with Narendra Hirawat issuing a notice to Varma for copyright infringement.

The legal notice sent by Narendra Hirawat & Co’s lawyer, claims that his company is the sole owner of the original film Sarkar’s copyrights as well as the negative rights and all other irreversible world negative rights of the film for perpetuity, and that only he has the right to initiate process of making a prequel, sequel or remake of the film. While a notice has been sent to RGV of the same, the lawyers have also intimated others involved in Sarkar 3 via a notice in a trade magazine to refrain from working on the said film.

As for the film, Sarkar 3 that went on floors last week features Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Amit Sadh, Manoj Bajpayee, Yami Gautam and Ronit Roy.

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Grand Diwali Party!

Amitabh Bachchan‘s Diwali bash is considered the grandest of all because the celebration goes for long hours and all the stars from the industry are seen united under one roof. Earlier, the Pink star used to host Holi parties as well but since a couple of years, it has been replaced by the Diwali party. The Bachchan family who hosts the Diwali bash every year supports an Eco-friendly Diwali where the menu is traditional with Indian sweets.

Amitabh Bachchan’s Diwali began with pink lights recently. Jalsa was turned into pink. Before you get confused, we tell you Big B’s residence was turned pink in order to announce the world television premiere of his critically acclaimed film Pink which was premiered on Star Gold on October 23, 2016. Bachchan‘s Diwali bash began this year with pink lights already.

Amitabh Bachchan‘s daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made Diwali much more special as she is treating her fans with her upcoming release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

It's time to show solidarity with our jawans: Big B on 74th birthday

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, on his 74th birthday on Tuesday, said that while the people in the country are raging with anger, it’s time for civilians to show solidarity with the soldiers who fight for their safety.

The ongoing bilateral tensions between India and Pakistan spilled over to the entertainment world in both nations when some Indian outfits demanded that Pakistani artistes must be ousted from the country.

Asked about the debate about the ban on Pakistani actors, Amitabh said: “People of this country are very angry by the incidents that have been happening at our borders. It’s time to show solidarity. It’s time to show solidarity towards our jawans and armed forces who are sacrificing their lives so that you and me can be safe.”

The actor spoke to the media at his office here on the occasion of his birthday. His last release “Pink” raised an important issue of stereotypes associated with women and their safety in the country. It led to debates galore, but Big B said he doesn’t pick films to leave a social impact as such on the society.

“We don’t do films thinking it will make an impact or not. If I get a good character and good story, then I decide whether to do it or not. If after doing any role, there is an impact in the society, then it’s great,” said the National Award winning actor.

His next project “Thug” will also feature Aamir Khan. He said he is looking forward to that opportunity.

“There have been many attempts for us to work together, but we haven’t yet. So yes, I look forward to that opportunity. He is a great star and great actor. He has been ruling the box office and industry for a long time,” he said.

The Indian film industry has been going through ups and downs, and there has been talk of various studios shutting shop. One cited reason has been the high remuneration demands of stars.

Big B says such hurdles will come and go, but the film industry will always be alive.

“This is the film industry and this will be alive and going on. Such hurdles and problems will be coming, but the film industry will go on. The actors are blamed saying they have taken a lot of money and that’s why a film got flopped.

"That actor has the power to get the audience to come to theatres… Then if an actor is demanding more money, then what’s wrong in it? If the film doesn’t work, in the next film they get (paid) less,” added the actor, who has worked in Bollywood for over four decades and became popular as Hindi cinema’s Angry Young Man and Shahenshah.

On Tuesday, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan unveiled a jukebox gifted to him by his fans. He said it is “precious and memorable” for him.

“A few years back, someone for Amsterdam had come and told me, ‘We make such things and we would like to make something for you’. I don’t know whether a jukebox will be there or not in the future but this gift is very memorable and precious to me. I will keep this in my office here,” Amitabh told the media at his office here on Tuesday morning.

With a career that has spanned over four decades, the actor has explored various characters and looks. He has also travelled widely and explored new things. His hunger to learn more hasn’t gone.

On his birthday, he said he hopes to learn to play new instruments and learn new languages.

“I can’t play any instruments, but we do have different instruments at our place and I want to learn to play different instruments. I want to learn different languages. I will take out time for that,” said the actor, whose energy and passion towards his craft leave many of his juniors in the industry in awe.

As a Sunday routine, the gates of the actor’s residence get thronged by fans who wait to catch a glimpse of him and wave at him. On his birthday too, fans came in to greet him.

Asked about how he was planning to spend the day, he said: “I will be spending my day with my family.”

Big B, who married actress Jaya Bhaduri, has two children – daughter Shweta and son Abhishek, and three grandchildren – Navya Naveli, Agastya and Aaradhya.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The GQ mag is out on the stands

The GQ mag is out on the stands .. !! I do not know what to say here, except "what the heck am I doing on the COVER" @srbachchan

Amitabh Bachchan to lend his voice in animated series 'Astra Force'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will give a voice-over to a mythical hero called Astra the Immortal in the upcoming superhero series "Astra Force".

On the occasion of Bachchan's 74th birthday, Disney Channel and Graphic India unveiled the first look of the series in the form of a short video.

The animated character of Astra has also been modelled on Bachchan.

The story reveals the origin of Astra and how he meets the two 8-year-old twins, Neal and Tara as they combine forces to save the universe from a new wave of giant monsters and super villains determined to rule the galaxy.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pink 10-day box office collection: Amitabh Bachchan-starrer remains unstoppable on 2nd weekend

Pink continues performing strong at the Indian box office, taking its collection to approximately Rs 50 crore in 10 days.

Shoojit Sircar's Pink continued its winning streak at the box office over its 2nd week as well, taking its domestic collection to Rs 50 crore nett by the end of day 10.

The movie Pink has completed 10 days at the Indian box office but the film has maintained excellent pace in its business. The courtroom drama witnessed overwhelming earning over its second weekend and it appears to be unstoppable.

After earning Rs 35.91 crore nett by the end of its first week, Pink made wonderful collection on the weekends. The film collected Rs 3.15 crore on Friday and Rs 5.49 crore on Saturday, taking its collection to Rs 44.55 crore nett at the Indian box office. "#Pink has a REMARKABLE 74.29% growth on Sat... All set to cross 50 cr...[Week 2] Fri 3.15 cr, Sat 5.49 cr. Total 44.55 cr. India biz," tweeted Taran Adarsh.

Now early estimates suggest that Pink performed even better on Sunday and collected Rs 6 crore (approximately) on its 10th day, taking its total earning to over Rs 50 crore. The first week day-wise break up of Pink is – Friday Rs 4.32 crore, Saturday Rs 7.95 crore, Sunday Rs 9.54 crore, Monday Rs 3.78 crore, Tuesday Rs 3.51 crore, Wednesday Rs 3.87 crore and Thursday Rs 3.24 crore.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu among others, Pink had started on a slow note but its box office collection picked up from day 2 itself. Blessed with positive reviews and strong word of mouth, the movie has kept the momentum up.

With no big releases, the film is likely to keep up the pace at the box office over the weekdays as well. However, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, which will be released on 30 September, is likely to affect its business.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Pink box office collection day 4: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu film works wonders in India, abroad

Pink, a courtroom drama starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu showed a remarkable growth on Sunday. All the credit goes to a strong word of mouth publicity. Shoojit Sircar has yet again lifted a daily occurrence (which could happen to anyone) and elevated it to a cinematic glory. This grainy, gritty story about three young women trapped in a series of unfortunate incidents is compulsorily forcing people to watch the film in theatres.

And all the praise is translating to box office numbers too. Pink has so far collected Rs 21.51 crores in the domestic market.

The film is expected to do well on weekdays also.

The film witnessed an overall growth of 120.83% ( from Friday to Sunday). Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office collection of Pink on Twitter. He wrote, “#Pink Fri 4.32 cr, Sat 7.65 cr, Sun 9.54 cr. Total: ₹ 21.51 cr. India biz. EXCELLENT!” He also shared the percentage growth of film, ” #Pink witnesses MASSIVE JUMP on Sun… Sun biz is double of Fri… Sat growth [from Fri]: 77.08%… Sun growth [from Fri]: 120.83%… SUPER!.”

Taran also tweeted that the film is doing well abroad.

“#Pink – OVERSEAS: Went from strength to strength with each passing day. UAE & USA-Canada contributed maximum. Total: $ 978,744 [₹ 6.55 cr].”

Meanwhile, producer Shoojit Sircar got extremely emotional with the kind of appreciation his film was receiving and requested everyone not to ask about the box office collection of the film. Sircar, along with his entire team had a media interacted about the film on Monday (September 19).

“I am thankful to everyone who has liked the film.

We wanted people to see the film before and then talk to them so it would be more interesting to talk about it and because it’s a thriller and we couldn’t talk about it before.

“I cannot imagine the kind of reaction that we have got. One thing I would like to request everyone is that please don’t ask about the box office collection of this film,” Sircar said in an interview to IANS.

“This film is beyond box office collection for me. We don’t care how much the film has earned at the box office. The kind of response we have got so far is overwhelming,” he added.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Confirmed: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan team up for Thugs of Hindostan

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Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan will be teaming up for Yash Raj Films' new project titled Thugs of Hindostan.

It is confirmed. Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan and the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, will be sharing screen together for the first time in the history of Hindi cinema. The two legendary actors will be teaming up for Yash Raj Films’ new project titled Thugs of Hindostan. The film will be directed by writer-director Vijay Krishna Acharya who has previously directed Dhoom 3 with Aamir. The movie is scheduled to release on Diwali next year. The leading lady of the film will be announced soon.

Aamir Khan maintained silence on the project all these days. And he confirmed the news on Twitter as he had told the earlier that he will let everyone know when it happens. Sharing his excitement about the project and the joy of working with his icon, he wrote, “Finally, the moment I’ve been waiting for has come… to work with my icon, Mr. Bachchan! Thanks Adi, Victor, for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. I’m too thrilled to be working with the actor I have admired all of my life. Shoot starts early next year, and the release has been locked for Diwali 2018. Can’t wait to get started! Fingers crossed.”

While Aamir has worked with Acharya in Dhoom 3, Amitabh has never worked with the director before.

At present, Aamir Khan is busy with his next Dangal, which is based on wrestler Mahavir Phogat’s life and his struggles to make his daughters, Geeta and Babita, wrestlers. Dangal is all set to hit the theatres this Christmas. Big B is currently busy promoting Pink, also starring Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Kriti Kulhari, Piyush Mishra and Andrea Taring. Pink will release on September 16.

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