Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan launches LG's flagship smartphone G3 in Mumbai

Amitabh BachchanNew 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!".


'KBC 8' to focus on stories of bonding

'KBC 8' to focus on stories of bondingMumbai: 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.


Amitabh Bachchan being invited for IFFI 2014

Amitabh BachchanPanaji - 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.


Vidya Balan wishes to spy on 'mysterious' Amitabh Bachchan

Vidya BalanDubai, 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.


Amitabh Bachchan promotes his television debut in Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan promotes his television debut in MumbaiMumbai, June 18 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan promoted his debut television series, 'Yudh', by ringing the opening bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).


Amitabh Bachchan evasive on Preity Zinta's complaint against Wadia

Amitabh Bachchan evasive on Preity Zinta's complaint against WadiaMumbai 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.


Big B feels FIFA 2014's opening ceremony could have been better

Amitabh BachchanNew 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.


Big B stayed up all night for FIFA World Cup 2014's kick off match

Amitabh BachchanNew 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.


Amitabh Bachchan to sing for new film

Amitabh Bachchan to sing for new filmMumbai: 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.


Big B, Aamir to launch Dilip Kumar's biography

Big B, Aamir to launch Dilip Kumar's biographyMumbai, 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.


Films bind, not divide: Big B on 'Filmistaan'

Films bind, not divide: Big B on 'Filmistaan'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.


Big B, Irrfan, Deepika to attend workshops for 'Piku'

Big B, Irrfan, Deepika to attend workshops for 'Piku'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".


Nagarjuna on why Big B appears in their family film

Nagarjuna on why Big B appears in their family filmMumbai, 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.


Big B's 'arduous sitting' with American make-up expert

Big B's 'arduous sitting' with American make-up expert 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.


I lack observation: Amitabh Bachchan

I lack observation: Amitabh BachchanNew 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)!"


Australian university names scholarship after Big B

Australian university names scholarship after Big BMumbai, 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.


'Bhoothnath Returns' now tax free in Uttar Pradesh

'Bhoothnath Returns' now tax free in Uttar PradeshLucknow, 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.


Big B expresses gratitude on being invited to Pakistan

Amitabh BachchanKarachi, 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.


Make `Bhootnath Returns' tax free, poll panel urged

Make `Bhootnath Returns' tax free, poll panel urgedJammu, 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.


Big B clocks six years of blogging

Big B clocks six years of bloggingMumbai, 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.


Big B's 'Bhoothnath Returns' screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Big B's 'Bhoothnath Returns' screened at Rashtrapati BhavanNew 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.


With abundant talent, Big B finds it tough to choose the best!

With abundant talent, Big B finds it tough to choose the best!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."


'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs.18 crore in three days

'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs.18 crore in three daysNew Delhi, April 14 : Amitabh Bachchan has packed a punch with his new film "Bhoothnath Returns", which not only opened to a positive response from both the critics and audiences, but the comedy has also proved to be commercially viable. It has earned over Rs. 18 crore in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.


Child actor Parth is hero of ‘Bhoothnath Returns’: Big B

	 http://topnews.in/light/files/Amitabh-Bachchan_91.jpgMumbai, April 10 : Amitabh Bachchan is himself a part of “Bhoothnath Returns”, but the megastar says child talent Parth Bhalerao is the film’s hero. He calls the little boy a “commensurate performer”, who left even seasoned professionals behind with his performance.

In an interview, Big B spoke about the movie, his experience and his future projects. Excerpts:


Why Big B loves working with children

Why Big B loves working with childrenKarachi, April 9 : Amitabh Bachchan, who has acted in several films opposite child stars, including his upcoming film ' Bhoothnath Returns', has revealed that he loves working with children because they are very brave.

The veteran actor told the Express Tribune that working with children creates a unique environment as they are very talented and serious actors.

Kids are unpredictable and never fail to surprise him, he asserted.


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