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Amitabh Bachchan unveils 'I hate Bollywood' book in Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan unveils 'I hate Bollywood' book in Mumbai

New Delhi, Jan 23 : Amitabh Bachchan recently unveiled eminent film journalist Rohit Khilnani's book ' I hate Bollywood ' at an event held in Mumbai.

Speaking on the occasion, Bachchan praised Khilnani's work and said, "I am thankful to Khilnani for inviting me here for the release of his book. Rohit couldn't have chosen a better title of this book because it goes with my feelings because I hate the word Bollywood."

I was diagnosed with TB in 2000, says Amitabh Bachchan

I was diagnosed with TB in 2000, says Amitabh BachchanNew Delhi - Amitabh Bachchan, the megastar of Bollywood revealed that he suffered from Tuberculosis in the year of 2000.

The 72-year-old actor who had previously been the face of polio eradication in the country has now been chosen as the brand ambassador by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for its anti-TB campaign by the state government.

Amitabh Bachchan supports Maharashtra Govt.'s anti-TB campaign

Amitabh BachchanNew Delhi, Dec 22 : Amitabh Bachchan recently joined hands with Government of Maharashtra to launch an anti-Tuberculosis (TB) campaign in Mumbai.

The anti-TB campaign has been titled 'TB Harega, Desh Jeetega' and it involves a range of multimedia content aimed at generating awareness about prevention, timely diagnosis and treatment of TB.

Bachchan, who has been made brand ambassador for the campaign, revealed that he himself was a victim of TB in the past.

Amitabh Bachchan is the king of Twitter: Report

Amitabh BachchanKolkata - Leaving behind all other actors in the film industry, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been ranked number one on Twitter, in terms of both popularity and activity.

In an analytics report of the most popular Bollywood stars on the social networking site, Big B with 12 million followers on Twitter topped the popularity list.

Bollywood wishes 'Happy Karva Chauth'

Amitabh Bachcha Priyanka ChopraMumbai: Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra among others extended their wishes to fans on the occasion of Karva Chauth.

Karva Chauth is a festival celebrated by Hindu women in North India in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.

Amitabh Bachchan to participate in charity event for Kashmir help

Amitabh Bachchan to participate in charity event for Kashmir helpMumbai - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to particiapte in a fund raising event for Kashmir flood victims and has also appealed his fans to participate in the relief work.

The 71-year-old actor called on the Hindi film industry to contribute for the residents of the state who faced the worst floods in decades.

Celebrities are like common people, with common needs: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh BachchanMumbai - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says celebrities like himself are not special people with special demands and rather lead a very normal life just as any common man.

On gaming reality show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', which he hosts, the 71-year-old actor recently came across a participant who thought celebrities don't fit into the daily chores and requirements of the common man.

Amitabh Bachchan's health is improving

Amitabh Bachchan's health is improvingMumbai - Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was not keeping well for past few days, says his health is improving barring the cough, which still disturbs him.

The 71-year-old actor thanked his fans for their good wishes.

It's my dream to work with Big B: British model Samira

Samira Mohamed AliPanaji: British model-actress Samira Mohamed Ali, who will be seen in the upcoming film 'B Positive', says it is her dream to work with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

"Amongst Indian actors, Amitabh Bachchan is my favourite. He is just incredible. In Dubai, I grew up watching his movies. Absolutely, it would be a dream to work with him," Samira told reporters.

"Finding Fanny is one of a kind film," says Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan evasive on Preity Zinta's complaint against WadiaNew Delhi, Sept. 11 - Addressing guests at a promotional event, Bollywood icon, Amitabh Bachchan gushed about the upcoming movie, 'Finding Fanny', describing it as a one of a kind cinematic experience.

The actor was invited for a special screening of the movie in Mumbai.

"Yeah, we rarely get to see something like this and I'm so, so honored to be here with them," said Bachchan.

Big B becomes most popular Indian celeb on Twitter with over 10m followers

Amitabh BachchanLondon, Sept 2 - Amitabh Bachchan has become the most popular Indian celebrity on Twitter with more than 10 million followers.

The 71-year-old Bollywood star, thanked all his fans on Twitter and said that the next target was to cross 20 million followers, the BBC reported.

Big B depicts story of trafficked girl's brave fight on KBC

Big B depicts story of trafficked girl's brave fight on KBC 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.

Amitabh Bachchan remembers 'most beautiful woman' mother on her b'day

Amitabh Bachchan remembers 'most beautiful woman' mother on her b'dayMumbai: 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.

Amitabh Bachchan unveils Shekhar Ravjiani's Hanuman Chalisa

Amitabh Bachchan unveils Shekhar Ravjiani's Hanuman ChalisaNew Delhi, July 30 : Amitabh Bachchan has unveiled music director Shekhar Ravjiani's new musical album 'Hanuman Chalisa' in Mumbai.

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.

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