Amitabh Bachchan

Big-B's Twitter handle now has 22m followers

Big-B's Twitter handle now has 22m followers

New Delhi, Aug. 21 : With 22 million followers on his Twitter handle, Shehenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan manages to rule the numero uno spot.

The 73-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle to thank his followers, saying, "BAAADUUUUMMMBAAAA ! Twitter followers reaches 22 million #AB22Million.. thank you all .. your love made it"

Big-B is followed by the Badshah of Bollywood with 20.8 million Twitter followers.

Notably, the Twitteres are going gaga over it and marking the event with their posts under #AB22Million.

One user wrote, "Shahenshah #AB22Million @SrBachchan."


Here's why Big-B is sleep deprived

Here's why Big-B is sleep deprived

New Delhi, Aug. 18 : He is 73-year-old, but as Karan Johar says, Amitabh Bachchan is "the youngest man" in the industry. This is yet again proved by his last night Blogpost.

Big-B penned his yesterday's schedule in his Blog, which can leave everyone awestruck.


From Aamir to Amitabh, B-town hails achievement of Olympics medallist Sakshi

From Aamir to Amitabh, B-town hails achievement of Olympics medallist Sakshi

New Delhi, Aug. 18 : The recent ones to wish freestyle wrestler Sakshi Malik for her glorifying bronze at Rio Olympics are Megastar Amir Khan and Randeep Hooda .

The 51-year-old 'Lagaan' star tweeted, "Congratulations Sakshi Malik! 1st Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Well done. You have done India proud!"

Commending her achievement actor Randeep Hooda wrote, "Very proud of #SakshiMalik for ending our medal drought this #Olympics2016 #JatPride #ProudIndian #Rohtak ."


Big B mourns death of Pramukh Swami

Big B mourns death of Pramukh Swami

Mumbai, Aug 16 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday condoled the death of Pramukh Swami, the spiritual leader of the Swaminarayan sect.

The 73-year-old actor on Tuesday took to Twitter to pay his condolences to the 95-year-old godman.

"HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj a spiritual leader humanitarian, condolences on his passing...a generous simple human, his aura remains," Amitabh tweeted.

The godman had been unwell for over the last three years. He died on Saturday evening, at Botad in Saurashtra, where he was stationed.


'Piku', 'Pink' my repay to Mr Bachchan: Shoojit Sircar

'Piku', 'Pink' my repay to Mr Bachchan: Shoojit Sircar

Mumbai: Their first collaboration "Shoebite" never made it to the screen but filmmaker Shoojit Sircar says he considers "Piku" and upcoming thriller "Pink" as his "repay" to megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

"Piku," starring Bachchan as a hypochondriac father with Deepika Padukone, was a box office success, while "Pink," which is produced by Sircar, will see the 73-year-old actor in the role of a lawyer.

"That shoe is still biting," Bachchan said when asked about their unreleased film at the trailer launch of "Pink".


Big B teases fans with 'Pink' logo

Big B teases fans with 'Pink' logo

Mumbai, Aug 8 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has revealed the logo of his much-awaited thriller "Pink".

Big B on Monday took to Twitter to share the logo of the film, where he will be seen essaying the character of a lawyer. "Pink", which is shot extensively in the capital, has been produced by the "Piku" helmer Shoojit Sircar.

Unveiling the electric pink logo, which sees two hands holding alphabets 'I' and 'K' of the word Pink, the 73-year-old captioned it on Monday: "Proud to reveal the 'Pink' logo. Find out what is 'Pink' tomorrow.


Silsila was trashed by media at time of release: Amitabh Bachchan

Silsila was trashed by media at time of release: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai: Remembering his 1981 romantic-drama 'Silsila' as it completes 35 years today, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says critics panned the movie when it was released but now it's revered as a classic.

'Silsila', directed by Yash Chopra, also starred Bachchan's wife Jaya and Rekha, whose on-screen chemistry with the 'Piku' star stands as one of Bollywood's best ever.

"35 years of 'Silsila'... A film that was trashed by media as 'silly sila'... Today referred to as a classic (sic)," Bachchan wrote on his Twitter page.


Amitabh Bachchan for higher public spending to prevent Hepatitis B

Amitabh Bachchan for higher public spending to prevent Hepatitis B

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is surviving only on 25 per cent of his liver as the rest has been damaged by the deadly Hepatitis B virus, today called for higher budget spend to prevent the fatal disease.

"Hepatitis B hit me accidentally. After the accident on the sets of 'Coolie' (1983), I was infused with the blood of about 200 donors and 60 bottles of blood were injected into my system," Bachchan told an event on the World Hepatitis Day here on Thursday evening.


Amitabh Bachchan wishes Katrina Kaif on her birthday

Amitabh Bachchan wishes Katrina Kaif on her birthday

Mumbai, July 16 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wished actress Katrina Kaif on her 33rd birthday on Saturday. The "Fitoor" star made her debut with the 73-year-old thespian in the 2003 film "Boom" directed by Kaizad Gustad.

Big B took to Twitter to wish the "Fitoor" actress.

"Happy birthday Katrina .. happiness always ..( her first film was with me, and then 'Sarkaar' ) !!" he wrote.

On the work front, Katrina will next be seen in Nitya Mehra's "Baar Baar Dekho" which also stars actor Sidharth Malhotra.


There is a paucity of thought today: Big B

There is a paucity of thought today: Big B

Mumbai, July 16 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has condemned the terror attack in Nice, France, saying that people these days have "paucity of thought" and don't even try to sit down and talk about various issues. A terrorist sped a rented truck through a crowd of thousands enjoying Bastille Day celebrations on Thursday night in Promenade des Anglais in Nice, crushing 84 people and injuring some 150.


Steven Spielberg's 'BFG' a faschinating tale: Amitabh Bachchan

Steven Spielberg's 'BFG' a faschinating tale: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice to the Hindi translation of American filmmaker Steven Spielberg's "The Big Friendly Giant" and the megastar is all praise for the film.

The 73-year-old actor took to Twitter to praise the fantasy-adventure.

"Being the voice of the Big Friendly Giant of the Steven Spielberg film in Hindi.. A fascinating tale...," he tweeted.

"The BFG" is based on author Roald Dahl's eponymous 1982 novel of the same name.


Big B's `Major Saab` clocks 18 yrs

Big B's `Major Saab` clocks 18 yrs

New Delhi, June 27 : The 1998 film 'Major Saab' starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgan in lead roles has completed eighteen glorious years and Twitterati are celebrating it on social media.

Hashtag 18 Years Of major saab has been trending on social media to mark the event.

One Twitter user tweeted, "congratulations sirrrrrr for 18 Years Of major saab @SrBachchan. The fan club page of Ajay wrote, "Completes 18 Years Of Major Saab ...... major fight for love ......."


Amitabh Bachchan portrays a rural man in ads

Amitabh Bachchan portrays a rural man in ads

New Delhi, June 21 : Dhanuka Agritech Limited, an Indian agrochemical formulation company, has launched a series of TV commercials featuring megastar Amitabh Bachchan. He is seen as a rural man who guides farmers to use the right products on their crops.

A series of six commercials, created by PUSH Integrated, depicts the farmers' belief in astrologers and clairvoyants for predicting future cultivation and dependence on God for protecting their crops from destruction.


Big B celebrates 9 yrs of `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'

Big B celebrates 9 yrs of `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'

New Delhi, June 16 : The 2007 star-studded film 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' has completed its nine glorious years today and Amitabh Bachchan is taking a stroll down memory lane to celebrate it.

Sharing a picture of himself from the movie, the 73-year-old actor tweeted, "T 2288 - 9 Years of 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom .. ' !! Shooting on real platform at London railways .. baaadduumba !!."

Big B was seen in a special appearance in the Shaad Ali's directorial.


Abhishek feels dad Amitabh `outdid` himself in 'TE3N'

Abhishek feels dad Amitabh `outdid` himself in 'TE3N'

New Delhi, June 12 : Abhishek Bachchan has branded his father Amitabh Bachchan as a "magician" as he feels that Big B has outdone his past performances with 'TE3N.'

In a series of tweets, the 40-year-old actor wrote, "Just when you think that he cannot out do his last performance.... He does. @SrBachchan is a magician. #TE3N."

He continued, "Not going to carry on tweeting about him. Am gonna go across and give him a giant hug. # TE3N."

"Te3n has been seen. If you haven't, you must! Loved the film. Everyone is in such fine form. Vidya, Nawaz, Ribhu @sujoy_g," Abhishek added.


Digitise old films as soon as possible: Big B

Digitise old films as soon as possible: Big B

Kolkata, June 8 : Having worked both in celluloid and digital medium, megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday advocated preserving films for posterity by digitising them.

"We have forgotten and lost the word 'film'. There is no film, no celluloid. That's a huge change. Film was a very expensive commodity in my time so if there were retakes it was a huge pressure for us as well as for the producers.

"Now with digital, there is the freedom to take long shots. It gives you the liberty to shoot for several minutes at a time," Bachchan told media here when asked on the changes in cinema.


Big B celebrates 37 yrs of `Mr. Natwarlal'

Big B celebrates 37 yrs of `Mr. Natwarlal'

New Delhi, June 8 : The 1979 Hindi action comedy 'Mr. Natwarlal' has completed its glorious 37 years today and its lead actor Amitabh Bachchan takes a stroll down his memory lane to remember and celebrate it.

Celebrating the milestone, the 73-year-old veteran actor shared throwback pictures from his movie, writing, "T 2280 - 37 years ago .. 'Mr Natwarlal' released a day from today .. and in 3 days 'TE3N' to be released 10.06.2016."

Directed by Rakesh Kumar, the movie also starred Rekha, Ajit Khan and Amjad Khan.


Big-B feels H'wood to be threat to local film industry

Big-B feels H'wood to be threat to local film industry

Karachi, June 7 : Though he is the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan feels Hollywood to be a huge threat to the Indian market.

Recently, during an interview with a leading newspaper, the 73-year-old actor said that wherever Hollywood industry has gone, "it has destroyed the local film industry," reports the Dawn.

"We have to fight them. This is competition. We know that Hollywood is very powerful. Wherever it has gone, it has destroyed the local film industry," he said.


Big B, Fawad Khan may share screen for 'Jugalbandi'

Big B, Fawad Khan may share screen for 'Jugalbandi'

New Delhi, June 6 : Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan has managed to keep the mystery surrounding Salman Khan's next alive, but according to the latest buzz, he may be sharing the screen with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the film, titled ' Jugalbandi.'

According to a leading magazine, Bollywood's Shehanshah will be seen as a 'guru' and the 34-year-old actor will play his 'shishya' in the movie, which revolves around this relationship, with music as its backdrop.

While the Khan banner has given thumbs up to the duo, the hunt for its leading lady and a director is still on.


Bachchan family-starrer `Sarkar Raj` turns 8

Bachchan family-starrer `Sarkar Raj` turns 8

New Delhi, June 6 : ' Sarkar Raj,' a 2008 Ram Gopal Verma directorial, starring the Bachchans i.e. Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya, has completed its eight glorious years today.

The 73-year-old actor took to his blog to upload a posted of the movie, on which it was written, "6 June 2008-2016 8 YEARS OF CELEBRATION."

This political drama thriller, set in the world of Indian politics and crime, is a direct sequel to the 2005 film 'Sarkar.'

The blockbuster film was premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, the New York Asian Film Festival, and the 9th IIFA World Premiere-Bangkok.


Amitabh Bachchan in 'so much admiration' of new talent

Amitabh Bachchan in 'so much admiration' of new talent

Mumbai, June 4 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he enjoys working with the new breed of actors and directors, and that he is amazed at how they can be "so perfect" in their first outing.

The 73-year-old said: "I am in so much admiration of this talent. I am amazed how they can be so perfect in their very first outing. I can't find any mistakes. I am still learning. I make so many mistakes, but these people are so good. I really love being with them and see them work and how they approach their work. They are every relaxed."


Lip-syncing a rarity in films now: Amit Trivedi

Lip-syncing a rarity in films now: Amit Trivedi

New Delhi, June 4 : Rajesh Khanna-Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan-Sudesh Bhonsle and Shah Rukh Khan-Abhijeet Bhattacharya are some of the famous actor-singer 'jodis', who gave Bollywood some of its hit songs. But this is a rarity nowadays, says musician Amit Trivedi, who feels it's because of a lack of songs which need lip-syncing.

He, however, says this is also giving musicians a chance to experiment with new voices.


Amitabh Bachchan turns baddie for 'Aankhen 2'

Amitabh Bachchan turns baddie for 'Aankhen 2'

New Delhi, June 4 : It is no secret that Amitabh Bachchan believes in testing his limits with every new project and now, the Bollywood's Shehanshah is going to add a "villainy" feather to his hat with 'Aankhen 2'.

According to a leading daily, the 73-year-old actor will once again team up with director Aditya Chopra for the sequel to Aankhen (2002), but this time with a twist as he will be the bad guy.

Confirming the news, the legendary actor said, "I have a film with Gaurang Doshi which I start after Pink. And that's Aankhen 2," adding "I play the villain."


'TE3N' gets U/A certificate

'TE3N' gets U/A certificate

Mumbai, June 3 : Director Ribhu Dasgupta's forthcoming thriller "TE3N" has been granted a U/A certificate without any cuts.

"'TE3N' gets a U/A with no cuts from the censor. But the board was so cool... Great group of people," the film's producer, Sujoy Ghosh, tweeted on Thursday night.

The film, which is set in Kolkata, features megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Releasing on June 10, "TE3N" will also see a special appearance by actress Vidya Balan as an investigative officer. IANS


Big B shares pics with wife Jaya on 43rd wedding anniversary

Big B shares pics with wife Jaya on 43rd wedding anniversary

New Delhi, June 3 : Bollywood's golden couple, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, has entered in their 43rd year of togetherness today with fans pouring their best wishes.

The 73-year-old veteran actor took to his Twitter page and wrote, "It shall be impossible to thank all that wish us for our wedding Anniversary .. but thank you all."

The couple, who got married on June 3, 1973, has been seen together in the movies like 'Chupke Chupke', 'Abhimaan', 'Silsila', 'Zanjeer' and 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.'


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