Nov 162017
 

In accordance with Amitabh Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai’s muted birthday celebrations this year, owing to the death of the latter’s father Krishnaraj Rai, daughter Aaradhya too will mark her special day with a low-key celebration. While the little girl, who turns six today, usually enjoys elaborate themed parties, a small get-together is in store this year. The celebrations will be held on Saturday to suit the calendars of the guests.


Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

A source says, “It will not be a grand bash this time. An intimate party at [Bachchan’s Juhu bungalow] Prateeksha is being held on Saturday. Invites were sent out last week. Given that the bash will take place in the garden, parents Abhishek and Aishwarya have added floral motifs to the cards.”

On the guest list, the source says, are star kids, including Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s son Azad, Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh’s son Riaan, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s daughter Nitara, Sanjay Dutt’s twins Shahraan and Iqra and Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty’s son Viaan Raj.

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Nov 072017
 

Last night, Kaun Banega Crorepati’s finale episode was aired, which featured Yuvraj Singh and Vidya Balan. The celebrity contestants donated their earnings from the quiz show to people suffering from cancer. The cricketer reminisced his battle against cancer, while Vidya showed host Amitabh Bachchan several memes made on his KBC dialogues. Big B has said season nine may have wrapped up, but he will be back with the show soon, which he considers dear to him.

Vidya Balan, Yuvraj Singh and Amitabh Bachchan
Vidya Balan, Yuvraj Singh and Amitabh Bachchan

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Nov 072017
 

Sanjay_amitabhBollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s wife Manyata Dutt, named among those in the ‘Paradise Papers’ accused of parking their wealth in tax havens abroad, says all her financial dealings are above board.

Dilnashin figures among the 714 Indian links named in the ‘Paradise Papers’, said the Indian Express in a banner story done as part of a global probe carried out by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Her spokesperson said in a statement: “As per the requirements of provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961, all the properties, company or body corporate or shares in any company are declared in the balance sheet.”

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been named as part of the leaks, regarding shareholding in a Bermuda company acquired before the 2004 Liberalised Remittance Scheme kicked in.

A day before the big story broke, Amitabh had penned his thoughts on being named in the Bofors scandal and the earlier Panama Papers leaks.

“Tomorrow there could be more… And the process of our cooperation shall continue,” he wrote in a blog post on Sunday.

On the Panama Papers of last year, he wrote: “We were asked for reactions, for responses, for justification or not, for replies to their investigative queries… Two instant replies were given out by us… Of denial and misuse of name. They were printed… but the questions continued.

“The fullest cooperation has been extended at all hours as dutiful citizens.. And even after, if there is any more query that needs to be addressed, we shall comply.”

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Nov 052017
 

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says as compared to earlier times, the vanity vans have changed and those belonging to superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have most tastefully done up interiors. “I have seen and been invited to a few. Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, John Abraham, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone — they all have most tastefully done up their interiors and equipped the interiors with almost all home facilities,” Amitabh wrote on his blog on Friday.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

The cine-icon said that SRK’s vanity van consists of a drawing room fitted with a large TV console and added that he has been invited on occasion to watch football. Amitabh said that the concept of individual make-up rooms of earlier times has almost disappeared as personal vanity vans have taken over. He also remembered that the first vanity van that came to the industry was that of filmmaker Manmohan Desai.

“He had two made. One for himself and one for me. It was a gift, but one that I cherish till date. A bed, toilet, chairs, drawing room … like to relax on and music and TV systems in place, but difficult to operate,” he wrote. “I do not have that vanity now.” Amitabh, 75, has a “simple rented” vanity van now. “I am happy with its presence. Nothing elaborate, just enough needed for a shooting day,” he said.

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Oct 192017
 

Amitabh Bachchan says he tries to keep himself free during Diwali to spend time with family. The actor was addressing guests on his game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, when he said: “I try to keep myself free during festivals so that I can celebrate them with my family, but sometimes, if I am out of India for shoots, I can’t be with them.” However, it is suggested that the Bachchan family will refrain from celebrations this year following the death of daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai’s father Krishnaraj Rai.

Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan

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Oct 112017
 

We all know that ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC) is based on the United Kingdom game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ and is one of the oldest and most popular Indian Television game shows ever. But we’re just gonna go ahead and say the truth: the show doesn’t really owe its success in India to its concept. Sure, everyone likes to improve their general knowledge and if that can happen by watching an interesting TV show, then it’s a win-win situation. But the fact that the makers of KBC roped in the iconic Amitabh Bachchan as the host, right from its first season, is what made this show get the highest of TRPs.

Barring a few seasons here and there, the actor has been the face of KBC since 2000. The man himself is a brand but that wasn’t solely responsible for the popularity of the show. Hosting a show is an art in itself and the ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood has surely mastered it.

There have been many a moments that proved that Senior Bachchan is not just a legendary actor but a legendary host too. He laughs, he cries, he sings- there is nothing that this man hasn’t done on the show. The best part is that he ensures that the audience is hooked by just being his brilliant self.

Here are 8 most iconic moments of him as the host of KBC that will definitely take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and memories, making you love him even more (if that’s even possible):

1. When his benevolence towards a KBC participant made the audience cry

One of the best parts of watching KBC is that we get to see people with extremely diverse backgrounds and lives in general. One such participant was Yusuf Mallu who was physically challenged and couldn’t walk after being in an accident.

Mallu who couldn’t stop crying on the show was comforted by Amitabh Bachchan as the legend wiped away his tears .When he revealed that he had been fasting since morning, Amitabh went ahead and helped him drink water. Though they seem like little gestures but this is what makes Mr. Bachchan larger-than-life and such a legend.

2.  When he recited a poem from his father’s collection

No one is better at a strong dialogue delivery than Amitabh Bachchan. He has one of those unique baritones that could give one goosebumps. So obviously, when Amitabh decided to recite a poem written by his father Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan, it stole hearts across the charts. In case you are feeling a little demotivated, this motivational poem in his voice is just the thing you need to listen to.

3. When he danced with the adorable ‘Google boy’ Kautilya Pandit

Six-year-old Kautilya Sharma from Karnal (Haryana) is known as the ‘Google boy’ as he claims to have the answer to anything that he is asked. Though Kautilya wasn’t playing for money, he left Amitabh Bachchan and the audience in awe.  Big B had the time of his life while quizzing the young boy on various topics. But the best moment of the episode when Kautilya expressed his desire to dance with the superstar and he happily obliged. The duo shook a leg to the popular Chennai Express track ‘Lungi dance’.

4. When he revealed the “secret” behind the long sleeves of his shirts

Have you ever seen Amitabh Bachchan feeling awkward and blushing? Probably not.

For a man, talking about a ladies blouse is not easy. And that too on national television. But BIG B can do it all…well, almost. He indulged in a humorous conversation with a female participant as they talked about the issues with her weight. The conversation quickly escalated to ladies blouses and that’s when Big B revealed how he makes his shirts and coats fit his extraordinarily long arms. Although the audience was reduced to splits as this took place, Amitabh couldn’t help but feel a tad bit awkward towards the end of it. See the legend squirming for yourself!

5. When he had a special birthday celebration with his 100-year-old fan

Amitabh Bachchan had a unique birthday celebration on the sets of game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ in 2013. The actor met a 100-year-old fan of his, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and the only thing she remembered is Amitabh. On meeting her favorite star, she was overjoyed and screamed his name aloud, and also later danced with the actor.

Amitabh Bachchan's Best Moments As The Host Of Kaun Banega Crorepati© NDTV

6. When he “met” Lallan Bhai

Big B had expressed his desire for the Season 7 finale to be a little hatke, ergo he decided to become a contestant himself!

Big B decided to play the character of an aam aadmi called Lallan Bhai as one of the lucky contestants. As Lallan, he also danced to his own hit numbers.

In short, the episode was one of the funniest ones we have ever watched and it was all Big B’s idea.

7. When he became a rapper along with Bachchan Junior

Amitabh Bachchan is perhaps the coolest father and grandfather. The 75-year-old can do anything and everything including rapping. One of the latest season’s episodes saw Abhishek Bachchan as the host, where the father-son duo entertained us all by rapping perfectly.

8. When he couldn’t control his tears on receiving a special birthday gift 

On the occasion of his 75th birthday, the KBC team decided to make Big B’s big day special by compiling a video for him. The video showed some rare known facts of his life including some memorable childhood memories. Big B was so overwhelmed that he couldn’t control his emotions and burst into tears.

A small music session was also organized on the sets of KBC to give a heartfelt tribute to the superstar.

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It goes without saying that ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ belongs entirely to Mr. Bachchan. There WAS no one better and there never WILL be a better host than him. Period!

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Oct 032017
 

Alia Bhatt was recently left teary-eyed when she saw specially abled children performing on the National anthem. When the national anthem was playing, Alia Bhatt was also present on the stage besides Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan. Everyone present in the hall stood up when the National anthem started playing.

When Alia saw the specially abled child perform the National Anthem with the use of sign language, it filled her eyes with tears. The ‘Udta Punjab’ actress could not control her emotion and tears after seeing them perform and tears started flowing down her cheeks. 

This event took place in Mumbai during a cleanliness drive carried out by a private channel and several Bollywood celebrities had taken part in it. Currently, Alia Bhatt is working for a number of films. She is shooting for Ayan Mukerji’s superhero film ‘Dragon’ and Meghna Gulzar’s thriller, ‘Raazi’. 

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Sep 282017
 

Shilpa Shetty appeared on Farah Khan’s Lip Sing Battle as a friendly gesture. Her contract for Super Dancer 2 with Sony TV bars her from featuring on any show, except her own. While Shetty initially didn’t realise she had breached the contract, we hear the actor, who danced to Amitabh Bachchan’s number on Farah’s show, has now amended her contract. As for Farah, she took to Twitter to share a snapshot of Shilpa in her Bachchan avatar.

Farah Khan and (inset) Shilpa Shetty
Farah Khan and (inset) Shilpa Shetty

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Sep 282017
 

Oh no, Aamir Khan will not be happy about this. 

Recently, when Aamir’s pictures from the sets of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ were leaked, he was apparently not too pleased about it, and since he’s quite famous for his drive for perfection, it’s highly likely that its true. 

Take a look #aamirKhan in all different avatar shooting for #ThugsOfHindostan in a Mumbai Studio.

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And now, on top of that, Amitabh Bachchan’s look from the movie has also been leaked. Big B has been writing all about the packed shoot schedule of his upcoming film on his blog, and judging by the leaked picture, it seems like it will all be worth it. 

#AmitabhBachchan in #ThugsOfHindostan. Follow @bollywoodirect . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bollywoodirect #bollywood #instabollywood #amitabh #aamirkhan #firstlook #yrf #yashraj

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Sporting really long locks and quite a serious expression, his look does look like somewhat inspired from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. In fact, you can’t deny the uncanny resemblance between his attire and Richard Armitage’s character from ‘The Hobbit’. 

After Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan's Look From ‘Thugs Of Hindostan' Gets Leaked Online© Twitter

Teasing fans about the movie, Big B wrote on his blog, “Time for the bed and perhaps a few more pictures from ‘TOH’ where I shoot day and night… So here are the pictures from the very important YRF production: ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ Naah… that cannot be done just yet. Sorry about that.”

‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is set to come out next year, but the anticipation for it has been constantly building up, especially considering the fact that this will mark the first time when Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan will be sharing screen space. 

After Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan's Look From ‘Thugs Of Hindostan' Gets Leaked Online© Twitter

Moreover, it was recently reported that we can expect a huge sword fight sequence in the movie between Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir. A source was quoted saying, “The action sequence being filmed in Mumbai is elaborate. Both Bachchan and Aamir, are currently preparing for the tough task with the action-director, as both are famous for doing their own stunts. Since the two are known to be perfectionists, the scene is expected to be quite a highlight in this lavish film.”

Well, these leaked looks were enough to spike everyone’s interest and now honestly waiting for the movie for the next few months, when there’s so much excitement surrounding it, would be quite a task. But, it will surely be worth the wait.

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Sep 152017
 

Amitabh Bachchan and Angad Bedi in a still from ‘PINK’

The 2016 Indian courtroom drama social thriller film- Pink completed one glorious year on September 16th. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra, and Dhritiman Chatterjee.

Today the movie completed one year and to commemorate this day, Angad Bedi posted a few throwback pictures on his social media along with Mr Bachchan, the PINK girls- Taapsee, Kirti and Andrea and also with the director of the movie Shoojit Sircar. He revived memories from the sets of the film for their support and wished the director for his Birthday. Here is what he wrote:” memories..been a year to our most cherished film. A film which changed something in society. A film which gave us careers.”

Even after a year of having its ripple effects on not just the box office but also critically, ‘Pink’ continues to make waves. in the minds of the people.

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