Kolkata - A brave girl, trafficked at the age of nine in the name of marriage, has won kudos from megastar Amitabh Bachchan on his show `Kaun Banega Crorepati`.
Fatima Khatoon`s tale would be featured in the game show tomorrow alongwith actress Rani Mukerjee who plays the lead role in the upcoming film `Mardaani`, which is also based on child trafficking.
Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembered his mother Teji Bachchan on her birthday today and also called her the `most beautiful woman in the universe`.
"Happy Birthday Ma! August 12th.. The most beautiful woman in the universe! Her gentleness, joi de vivre.. In the Heavens now!," the 71-year-old actor posted on Twitter.
New Delhi, July 30 : Amitabh Bachchan has unveiled music director Shekhar Ravjiani's new musical album 'Hanuman Chalisa' in Mumbai.
New Delhi, July 22 - Amitabh Bachchan has launched LG's new flagship the G3 with 2K display at a grand event held in Mumbai.
After the event Big B tweeted, "This mobile is quite something ... amazing features, facilities and user friendly appliances... launched it today the LGG3 and some of the LG G3 mobiles carry my autograph at the back cover.. Cool ... they are limited editions! Thousands sold on day 1!".
Mumbai: The eighth season of popular TV game show `Kaun Banega Crorepati 8`, which will see megastar Amitabh Bachchan returning to the host`s chair, promises to touch people`s hearts with the stories of community bonding.
The show, which emphasised on the `common man` theme last year, will revolve around the hopes of people with diverse regional, cultural and religious backgrounds.
Panaji - The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to attend the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here, which is scheduled in November.
The move by ESG, established by the Government of Goa in 2004, as the nodal agency in the organisation of the IFFI, is expected to break the ice between the actor and the organisers.
Dubai, June 24 - Vidya Balan has revealed that she would like to spy on Amitabh Bachchan to appease her natural curiosity about him.
The 'Dirty Picture' actress said that though the 'Don' star's mannerism is familiar to all, there is there's a "strong aura of mystery" around him and she would like to know more about his "private mode", Gulf News reported.
Mumbai, June 18 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan promoted his debut television series, 'Yudh', by ringing the opening bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
Mumbai June 17 - Bollywood celebrities are shirking from commenting on Preity Zinta's harassment charges against former Ness Wadia. The latest being Amitabh Bachchan who refused to comment today on the Preity Zinta- Ness Wadia controversy today while promoting his upcoming television drama, Yudh.
New Delhi, June 13 - Amitabh Bachchan felt that the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2014 could have been better.
The 71-year-old Bollywood superstar, who stayed up all night for the kick-off game between Brazil and Croatia, kept sharing updates about the tournament on Twitter, where he mentioned that the starting ceremony is always better when held at night than in the day.
New Delhi, June 13 - Amitabh Bachchan was amongst the many football fans who stayed up all night glued to their TV sets for the first FIFA World Cup 2014 match.
The 71-year-old veteran actor shared a picture on his Twitter account, which shows him kicking the Brazil ball, and kept posting updates about the game.
Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to lend his voice again for R Balki`s upcoming venture `Shamitabh` after `Cheeni Kum` and `Paa`.
The 71-year-old actor took to Twitter to inform about the same. "Balki and `Shamitabh` meet... Got to sing another song .. Aarrrgghh !! I am hopeless at this... But guess will have to do it!!," Bachchan tweeted.
Mumbai, May 31 : Iconic veteran actor Dilip Kumar's long-awaited biography "Substance and Shadow", will be launched here June 9 in the presence of the thespian's wife Saira Banu as well as Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan.
The biography, which was earlier scheduled to be released on Dilip Kumar's 91st birthday in December last year, is penned by author Uday Tara Nayar, who is also a close family friend of the Bollywood thespian.
Mumbai, May 30 : Debutant director Nitin Kakkar has received wide acclaim at international film festivals for "Filmistaan" that explores India-Pakistan relationships. Now megastar Amitabh Bachchan too has complimented him on his endeavours.
"'Filmistaan'... the film on release. Cinema in its bountiful glory. Just saw it... films bind, they do not divide. Love is power," Big B posted on his Twitter page Friday.
Mumbai, May 30 - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may be by far the most iconic star actor of our cinema, but that doesn't stop him from undertaking rehearsals like a newcomer for Shoojit Sircar's "Piku" where he will share screen space with Irrfan Khan for the first time.
Though Irrfan's schedules too are packed as he'll be shooting simultaneously in Mumbai and Los Angeles, he too has agreed to participate in the acting workshops for "Piku".
Mumbai, May 12 - Actor Nagarjuna says a cameo by megastar Amitabh Bachchan in his family film "Manam", which stars his legendary father, the late Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), and his own son Chaitanya, is an "honour to my father's memory".
Amitabh, who admired ANR greatly, has made a cameo appearance in the film. This is the Big B's first appearance in a Telugu film.
Mumbai, May 8 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for director R. Balakrishnan’s next and the look test for the film with American make-up expert Dominie Till took a lot of time.
“An arduous sitting for Balki's (Balakrishnan) look test with the lovely Dominie from L. A. that did my prosthetic make-up for 'Paa',” Amitabh posted on Twitter Thursday.
New Delhi, May 6 : Everything about Amitabh Bachchan may seem likeable to his multitude of fans. But the megastar says he "hates everything" about himself, and hopes that he can be a better observer.
At the behest of one of his fans, IANS asked Big B about the one thing he hates about himself.
He was quick to respond: "I hate everything about me (myself)!"
Mumbai, May 2 - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who inaugurated the Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM) along with the governor and his wife Thursday, is ecstatic to hear that the La Trobe University has named a scholarship after him.
Lucknow, May 1 - The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make Amitabh Bachchan's latest Bollywood film "Bhoothnath Returns" tax free across the state, an official said Thursday.
A decision to waive off tax on the film was taken at the highest level, he added. The film, co-produced by Ravi Chopra and Bhushan Kumar, is currently being shown at 200 places in the state.
Karachi, April 29 - Amitabh Bachchan has expressed his gratitude to Senator Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain for inviting him to visit Pakistan.
The ' Bhootnath ' actor replied to the invitation and shared the fond memories he has of Pakistani people, recalling the prayers that they extended to him during his injury on the sets of Coolie in 1983, the Express Tribune reported.
Jammu, April 22 : Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Bhootnath Returns” -- a movie that emphasises the importance of voting -- should be made tax free so that its message reaches a wider audience, the Election Commission has been urged.
Mumbai, April 22 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has completed six years of sharing updates on his day-to-day routine and thoughts with his "extended family" on his online blog.
"It's the sixth anniversary of the blog. Six years without a single day being left out," Big B posted on his Twitter page.
The 71-year-old's first tryst with blogging began on www. bigb. bigadda. com. Later, his blog shifted to www. srbachchan. tumblr.
New Delhi, April 18 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's latest film "Bhoothnath Returns", a fun-filled film which also highlights the importance of voting, was screened for President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium here.
Mumbai, April 14 : Few taste the degree of success that Amitabh Bachchan has in his over four decades as an actor. When the megastar was asked who from the current generation of actors can carry his baton forward, he said "I am in awe of all the fresh talent".
He said: "I don't think I would want someone to get into my shoes because they are all very competent and very talented people."
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