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."
New 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.
Mumbai, 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:
Karachi, 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.
New Delhi, April 9 : Amitabh Bachchan has revealed that a lot of things scare him now-a-days.
While talking at a promotional event for his upcoming film ' Bhoothnath Returns' in New Delhi, the veteran actor said that not being able to live upto people's expectations scares him now.
Mumbai, April 9 - A snake was found in the backyard of Amitabh Bachchan's house here, said the megastar.
"A snake in our backyard at Jalsa... authorities informed... came caught it and put it out in the forests! Hmmm," the 71-year-old, who was in Delhi Tuesday, posted on his blog in the early hours of Wednesday.
The actor is currently on tour to promote his forthcoming release "Bhoothnath Returns", which hits the screens Friday. (IANS)
Mumbai, April 9 - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan managed to squeeze in some family time to bring in his wife Jaya Bachchan's 66th birthday, but he will spend Wednesday in Dubai to promote his forthcoming release "Bhoothnath Returns".
The 71-year-old has been travelling in and out of places to fulfill his promotional duties as part of the entertainer, which releases Friday.
New Delhi, April 9 - It's election time. Celebrities are being used to urge citizens to come out and vote. But Indian cinema's icon Amitabh Bachchan, for whom publicity has been a way of life, says a democratic right like voting doesn't need to be promoted.
The Bachchan family has always flaunted its election ink-marked nails with pride.
Karachi, Apr. 8 - Amitabh Bachchan has said that he will visit Pakistan whenever he will be invited.
The 'Bhoothnath Returns' actor in an interview with Express News said that he just needs an invitation to Pakistan and he will certainly travel to the neighboring country whenever, he gets a chance.
The senior Bachchan said that he was very happy to know that he has lot of fans in the country.
Mumbai, April 4 - Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma had a memorable birthday this year as he got to meet two legends of Bollywood - Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar.
Kapil turned a year older Wednesday. He shared his joy with reporters, recounting how he got a cake from Big B on his show "Comedy Nights with Kapil" and later, a gift from singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.
Mumbai, March 31 : Hindi cinestar Amitabh Bachchan finds Rajinikanth-starrer "Kochadaiiyan", said to be the country's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie directed by the southern matinee idol's daughter Soundarya Ashwin, as a mark of women empowerment "at its best".
Karachi, Mar 31 : Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan have been reportedly invited as foreign dignitaries to attend the annual Literary and Cultural Conference being organized by the Lahore Arts Council in May.
Washington, March 26 : Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Global Icon of the Year Award.
The 71-year-old actor said that he doesn't think he's the only person who should be honoured with this award and there are many of his friends in the entertainment world who deserve it, Contactmusic reported.
Mumbai, March 26 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is promoting his forthcoming movie "Bhoothnath Returns" on the small screen, says the degree of talent on TV reality shows is "of a standard never seen before".
The 71-year-old actor has already shot for "Comedy Nights With Kapil", and he recently visited the set of "Boogie Woogie" and "India's Got Talent".
Mumbai, March 26 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan will be the chief guests of a unique fund raising event that will see 24 villagers walk the ramp with 24 celebrities.
Organised by Zarina Screwvala's Swades Foundation, filmmaker Karan Johar will host the April 10 event at Hotel Palladium here.
Mumbai, March 24 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that earlier the Hindi film industry had stability, but now every weekend, one gets to see new talent.
New Delhi, March 24 - Amitabh Bachchan has tweeted his excitement about 'Party with the Bhoothnath' receiving almost 10 lakh hits on YouTube.
The 71-year-old star wrote, " Party with the Bhoothnath' almost 10 lakh hits on YouTube ... amazing!!", on his Twitter handle.
Earlier, the ' Sholay' actor had tweeted that he was "petrified" to shake a leg with Honey Singh for the song which is a part of his upcoming film 'Bhoothnath Returns'. (ANI)
New Delhi, Mar. 23 - Amitabh Bachchan was recently spotted promoting his upcoming horror-comedy movie 'Bhoothnath Returns' in Mumbai.
Mumbai, March 23 - Vashu Bhagnani, known for producing films like "Coolie No. 1" and "Hero No. 1", celebrated 25 films in the Hindi film industry and was lauded by actors for his achievement.
Mumbai, March 21 - His talent and successes have won him the title of megastar, but Amitabh Bachchan, who features in the wish-list of every director, seems to be in awe of fresh talent and says he's not in the same race as them.
Even at 71, Big B still commands lead roles, a rare incidence in the Hindi film industry. Currently, the National Award-winning thespian awaits the release of "Bhoothnath Returns".
New Delhi, March 19 - He lived in London's Brick Lane for 10 years, watched his share of Bollywood entertainers and now James Bobin, director of "The Muppets" and its forthcoming sequel "Muppets Most Wanted", says he would love to collaborate with Indian stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan.
Bobin wants Indian viewers to soak in the "chaotic, colourful and musical" fun that "Muppets Most Wanted" offers.
Mumbai, March 17 - Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says that this year Holi has coincided with his daughter Shweta Nanda's 40th birthday and he is spending the day with her.
"We do not celebrate it (Holi), again. There have been discomforting news for the year, the passing away of relations distant... it would be disrespectful to be immersed in the colours of abandon and joy when some among us mourn," Amitabh posted on his blog Sunday.
Mumbai, March 12 - Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, whose numbers are a hit among the Indian youth, is awed by the energy of 71-year-old thespian Amitabh Bachchan, with whom he has recently collaborated for a song.
The duo shot a song together, and Honey Singh can't stop raving about the Big B.
Mumbai, March 7 - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently wrapped up shooting for his new film "Bhoothnath Returns", has lent a helping hand to the underprivileged.
Early Thursday morning, he visited Raigad (a district in Maharashtra) to collect funds for former Disney UTV managing director Ronnie Screwvala's foundation Swades, which works towards empowering rural inhabitants.