Applauding the legendary filmmaker Charlie Chaplin's creative acumen, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he was a genius and there could be no one like him.
The world celebrated 123rd birth anniversary of Charlie Chaplin, British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era with films like "The Lion's Cage", "The Circus" and "The gold Rush", Tuesday.
Mumbai, April 12 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan reportedly plays himself in Anurag Kashyap's short story in "Bombay Talkies".
A bouquet of four short stories, "Bombay Talkies" has contributions by four directors -- Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee. An ode to 100 years of cinema, the film is up for a May 3 release.
Mumbai, April 11 : A mistake in a scene in 2005 film "Black" is still weighing on Amitabh Bachchan's mind, which no one noticed. Now he wants the audience to identify that mistake and inform him.
"For the 'River to River' festival in Florence recently, the choice of the opening film was 'Black'. I sat through it, and at every fault that I discovered in my work, I looked about to see if those that saw it with me saw it too...," the
New Delhi, March 25 : Expanding his presence in the ad space, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has signed on as the brand ambassador of biscuit company - Parle's Gold Star cookies. The actor is thrilled.
"I am thrilled to begin a new journey with Parle's Gold Star cookies and take the brand legacy ahead," Amitabh said in a statement.
Mumbai, March 21 : Actress Amrita Rao, who shares screen space with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in "Satyagraha", says she feels she has a lot of responsibility to give her best shot.
"It is a great opportunity for me to work with Amitabh Bachchan-ji. I have a great role, where I am constantly with him," the 28-year-old said here Wednesday at a press conference held for the success of her film "Jolly LLB".
New Delhi, March 12 : Australian director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" will open the 66th edition of Cannes International Film Festival, starting May 15.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is making his Hollywood debut with the project, will grace the red carpet.
American rapper Jay-Z too will be present for the occasion, read a statement on the official website of the Cannes film fest.
New Delhi, Feb 9 : Amitabh Bachchan, who has helped his film director friend R Balki to make movies `Cheeni Kum' and `Paa', has now taken time out to write the foreword of another ad maker and friend Subramani Ramachandran aka Subbu's soon-to-release book of poetry.
According to reports, Subbu has penned some beautiful Urdu poetry in his book `Kuch Mein Bhi Kahoon', which is a collection of ghazals, nazms and rubayees.
New Delhi, Jan 25 : Amitabh Bachchan received ‘India’s Prime Icon’ award by Big CBS channel in Mumbai, recently.
The 70-year-old superstar, who is still giving tough competition to other Bollywood bigwigs like Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and many more, asserted that he feels strange when he gets some award, as he has never considered himself up to the mark.
New Delhi, Jan 24 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan inaugurated Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) `Clean Mumbai campaign' in Mumbai recently.
The campaign, which was launched on 87th birth anniversary of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, aims at making Mumbai clean and better.
Mumbai, Jan 9 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was last seen on the big screen in Ram Gopal Varma's "Department" in May 2012, reveals he will start shooting for his films by January-end.
"By end of January, few films will start and hopefully by the end of this year, you will see me on screen," the 70-year-old said here Tuesday at the first look launch of the film "Jolly L. L. B.".
Mumbai, Jan 1 : Good health, love, happiness and respect for women - Bollywood celebrities have wished all this and more to their fans and loved ones on the first day of 2013.
The celebrities took to Twitter to extend New Year wishes. Here's what they had to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: Happy New Year to all. For a glorious 2013... but never forget what 2012 left us with.
Chennai, Dec 21 : Even though Bollywood is bigger in size, it needs to learn from the Tamil film industry, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said here Thursday.
New Delhi, Dec 13 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is grieving the demise of Pandit Ravi Shankar, says he was puzzled to receive the sitar maestro's call for the first time a week before the music legend's demise. He never knew it would be his last.
New Delhi, Dec 12 : 'Tragedy King' Dilip Kumar, 'Angry Young Man' Amitabh Bachchan and 'Jumping Jack' Jeetendra - ever wonder why new age Bollywood stars have no such tags. It's difficult to pin them down to any label because they experiment not just in terms of scripts but also with their looks.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is upset after he left behind his laptop in a hotel room in Florence.
"Major tragedy! My valet forgot to pack my laptop in Florence, and I have landed in the Isles without it, livid and most upset. Luckily my CEO was still in Italy and has found it and shall be able to get it back but only when I reach Mumbai and home," Amitabh wrote on his blog srbachchan. tumblr. com.
Mumbai, Dec 8 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels honoured after receiving keys to the city of Florence during the opening of 12th edition of River to River Florence Indian Film Festival in Italy.
The event, organised by Selvaggia Velo, is the only Indian film festival in Italy. Its 12th edition, that started Friday, will go on till Dec 13 in Florence.
Mumbai, Dec 7 : He hails from the small town of Allahabad, but has made it big like no other. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, known worldwide for his acting prowess, believes it always helps to stay close to one's roots.
The 70-year-old feels it is important that everyone remembers the beginning of their career as it helps them to face tough times.
Mumbai,Dec 3 : Work commitments are keeping megastar Amitabh Bachchan on his toes these days. The 70-year-old is craving for some time at home now.
"Back from glorious Marrakech... into the Isles and soon to depart for Florence Film Festival and a retrospective of films... honoured. Far too much travel, far too many jet lags, far too many time differences of time, far too many hotel rooms... home beckons," tweeted Big B.
Mumbai, Nov 26 : Praising legendary singer Mohammad Rafi, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said it was amazing how Rafi saab sang as melodiously as he did in absence of technology.
Big B spoke at the launch of "Mohammed Rafi My Abba - A Memoir", a book written by the singer's daughter-in-law Yasmin Rafi, here Sunday.
Mumbai, Nov 22 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels the execution of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab has brought relief to those who suffered in the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
"This (decision) proves that law of the land is still there. The sad thing is that so many people lost their lives and somewhere it is a relief for them, especially the police officers," the 70-year-old said here Wednesday.
Mumbai, Nov 20 : Veteran actor Pran, who is admitted to Lilavati Hospital here, is recovering well and is ready to go back home soon, says megastar Amitabh Bachchan who enjoyed working with him in Hindi films.
Pran, 92, was admitted to the hospital Friday.
Kolkata, Nov 10 : Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, accompanied by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, lit the ceremonial lamp at the opening ceremony of the 18th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) here Saturday.
Amitabh Bachchan was the first to light the lamp, followed by Shah Rukh and Banerjee. Veterans from Bengali cinema also followed suit.
Kolkata, Nov 9 : From a bouquet of vintage classics to a collage of international films and a dose of glamour, the 18th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) promises all that and more when it will be inaugurated Saturday by Bollywood "Shahenshah" Amitabh Bachchan and "Baadshah" Shah Rukh Khan.
Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma will also be there at the opening ceremony.
Mumbai,Nov 9 : A pool of filmmakers - old and new, wish to work with Amitabh Bachchan. The megastar says that he is swarmed with so many "exciting" projects that he doesn't know what to do.
"There are such interesting prospects in the time to come... one does not know which and what must be taken up... each exciting," tweeted the 70-year-old.
Mumbai, Nov 9 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he practices what he preaches and took his granddaughter Aaradhya for polio drops.
"Two drops of the polio vaccine to Aaradhya... overseen by government officials. Just so it is put on record. To practice what I preach," Amitabh tweeted Thursday night.
The 70-year-old veteran is an active spokesperson for the government's polio eradication campaign.