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Amitabh Bachchan and cast attend UK Press Conference for Shamitabh

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Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, South Indian star Dhanush and Bollywood debutant Akshara Hassan attended a UK press conference on Tuesday morning to promote the upcoming comedy/drama Shamitabh. The press conference took place at the 5-star Taj Hotel in London, where the cast spoke about the film and more ahead of its release on 6 February.

Speaking about the film, Mr. Bachchan said the following: “A lot of people have been intrigued by the title and the fact that my name and Dhanush’s name has been incorporated in the title means that it has been done for some kind of sensation. That’s not true because Shamitabh comes from the script of the film and when you see the film you will know why it’s there. The other thing that can be said is that I will be giving my voice to Dhanush as a character in the film. »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Amitabh Bachchan recording record breaking podcast at Apple Store London

28 January 2015 8:11 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan will consolidate his position as the king of social media by recording a record-breaking podcast for the Apple’s Meet The Filmmaker series at their flagship store in central London today, on January 28.

The actor, who has arguably the biggest presence on social media out of all the Indian movie stars, will record a podcast for his soon to be released movie Shamitabh. It will be made available to more than 800 million iTunes users around the world for free.

This is only the third ever Bollywood podcast that Apple have included in the popular series. The first saw Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra get interviewed for Krrish 3 and second had Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor talking about their movie Haider. The Shamitabh podcast with Amitabh Bachchan would eclipse the previous two in terms of reach and will be the first time an Indian movie star has been interviewed solo. »

- Sunny Malik

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Amitabh Bachchan expresses happiness over Padma Vibhushan honour

27 January 2015 10:00 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

He is undoubtedly the biggest superstar of the country and Amitabh Bachchan has been an inspiration to many. So when he was conferred with the highest civilian award 'Padma Vibhushan' on Republic Day (January 26), it came as no surprise. The humbled megastar Amitabh Bachchan is thrilled over this honour and he took to the blog to express his happiness over it. He wrote, "The Government of India has decorated me today with the highest Padma Award of the country, the Padma Vibhushan .. I have no words to express my gratitude to the powers that be and am most humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity of the people that decide or sit on judgement on this .." Amitabh Bachchan has previously received the other Padma awards which include Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. The 2015 awards for Padma Shri were presented to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and a posthumous honour was given to »

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Actor Irrfan Khan Chooses Shoojit Sircar’s Piku over Ridley Scott’s The Martian

27 January 2015 9:15 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Known for his unique choice of films, Irrfan Khan is one of India’s most acclaimed actors but what sets him apart is his quality to remain completely loyal and committed to his work. This was proven once more when Irrfan turned down a prestigious Hollywood project for director Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming comedy drama Piku—a move the actor absolutely doesn’t regret!

We hear that the talented actor turned down a role in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, co-starring Matt Damon as he had already blocked his dates for the shoot of Piku. Always known to be a thorough professional, Irrfan actually refused the Hollywood project as it would have required him to cancel his shoot for Piku, which was a complete no for the actor.

In an interview to a leading tabloid, Irrfan Khan was quoted saying , “It was a lengthy, pivotal role (Ridely Scott’s The Martian »

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R Balki - Shoojit Sircar coax Amitabh Bachchan to sing the National Anthem

27 January 2015 9:02 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

On Republic day, Amitabh Bachchan had double reason to celebrate. Not only had the Government Of India conferred the Padma Vibhushan on the super-iconic actor, the Big B's version of the national anthem 'Jana Gana Mana' went viral on the same day. Apparently, it was the persuasive powers of the two filmmakers R Balki and Shoojit Sircar that did the trick. Says a source, "Amitji didn't want to touch the sacrosanct anthem with his vocal chords. But Balki who repeatedly stretches Amitji's self-imposed boundaries insisted and even got Shoojit Sircar to shoot the anthem at Rabindranath Tagore's birth-place." Incidentally, Balki and Shoojit are close collaborators. The latter has directed several ads for Balki's production company. Balki and Shoojit are also the directors of the Amitabh Bachchan's next two releases Shamitabh and Piku. Says Balki, "Shoojit was the right person to shoot Amitji's rendition of the national anthem because we »

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Normal people dont abuse the way we see in films - Pahlaj Nihalani

27 January 2015 8:49 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

"Normal civilized people don't abuse the way we see in films," new censor chief, Pahlaj Nihalani clamps down on abusive dialogues and violence, revival of workshops for censor members. The times they are a-changing. For better or for worse, we shall soon know. Pahlaj Nihalani the new chairperson of the Censor Board Of Film Certification (Cbfc) is adamant to clean up films, and make censorship a quick clean and unquestionable exercise in moral policing. Says Pahalji, "I am definitely going to change the way films are censored, so that once a film is given certificate there is no controversy or doubts about its credibility. There will accountability and no room for ambiguity in the censoring process." Pahlajji says the guidelines for censoring were not followed properly. "The dos and don'ts were always very clearly laid out for the Cbfc members. But they were never properly implemented. Board members were frequently clueless about the guidelines. »

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25 Films We Can’t Wait to see in 2015

27 January 2015 3:44 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

By Rima Bhatia and Stacey Yount

With big stars, great directors, romance, dance, drama and thrills, it certainly looks as if 2015 is going to be a fabulous year at the movies! Being the Bollywood fans that we are, we all had a list of movies we were looking forward to seeing this year. We started off at 10 but then kept thinking ‘oh wait this movie’ and we have to add that, so check out the 25 films we can’t wait to see in 2015!


Starring – Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan

Director – R Balki

Producer – Sunil Lulla, R Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R. K. Damani, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Manchanda, Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Dhanush

Music – Ilaiyaraaja

Release Date – February 6th

Scripted and directed by R. Balki and featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan in her debut, Shamitabh has been in the news since August 2013 when initial reports on »

- Stacey Yount

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Amitabh Bahchcan and Dilip Kumar awarded Padma Vibhushan

27 January 2015 1:09 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood legends Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar have been conferred with the Padma Vibushan awards; the second highest civilian award in India. Fans of 72 year old Bachchan have long called for the Indian government to award him the Bharat Ratna, which is the highest civilian award in India, but will have to settle for the Padma Vibhushan instead. 92 year old Dilip Kumar is being acknowledged for his services to the arts and cinema and is widely regarded as one of India’s greatest actors. The government have also conferred awards to some non-Indians; most notably Bill Gates and Melinda Gates for their contributions towards social work and charity. The Padma Awards will being handed out to the winners around March/April of this year so stay tuned!

Check out the full list of winners below!

Padma Vibhushan:

1 Lk Advani- Public Affairs- Gujarat

2 Amitabh Bachchan- Art- Maharashtra

3 Prakash Singh »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Amitabh Bachchan Dilip Kumar Sanjay Bhansali Prasoon Joshi react to Padma honours

26 January 2015 9:20 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Padma Vibhushan for super-actors Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan has come not a day too late, especially for the Thespian who is now in frail health. Reacting to the honour Dilip Saab's lovely wife Saira Banu said, "We are both delighted. My husband deserves the very best honours for the work that he has done and the man that he is." Amitabh Bachchan felt the enormity of the honour was yet to sink in. "I am greatly humbled and overwhelmed by this recognition. My grateful thanks to the government for conferring this award on me." The Big B says the honour is attributable to the love of his audience. "I dedicate this recognition to the fans and well-wishers who have been with me. In awarding me the Government recognizes the Indian film industry of which I am a small but extremely proud part." Prasoon Joshi who's been honoured with the Padma Shri says, »

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Amitabh Bachchan sings National Anthem

26 January 2015 5:06 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Voice of the nation, Amitabh Bachchan pays an ode to the song of the nation. Filmed at at the ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore, in Kolkata – Jorasanko Thakur Badi watch Mr Bachchan singing the national anthem this Republic Day.


Mr Bachchan will next be seen in Shamitabh which hits theaters on February 6th.

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- Stacey Yount

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When Amitabh Bachchan personally called up every guest for Ilayarajas function

23 January 2015 9:21 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The event this week to commemorate Ilayaraja's completion of a 1000 movie scores was personally supervised by Amitabh Bachchan. That is how we saw Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, with Sridevi thrown in, on the same platform. Apparently, the two Tamil superstars were hesitant to share the same platform. "Even for Ilayaraja whom both Rajniji and Kamalji revere, they were not willing to come together on the same platform to honour him," says an insider. It was a call to each from Amitabh Bachchan that did the trick. Says the insider, "Bachchan Saab rang up Rajniji and Kamalji and told them how much their presence mattered on that special evening honouring the living legend of Tamil film compositions." Sridevi too received a personal invitation from Amitabh Bachchan. And Gulzar who seldom attends any event, was gently reminded by the Big B of the Sadma connection between Ilaya Sir and Gulzar Saab. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Amitabh Bachchan celebrates 40 years of Deewaar

23 January 2015 5:20 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to celebrate 40 years since the release of his most memorable film Deewaar (1975). Directed by the late Yash Chopra, Deewaar is based on the story of two brothers who take different directions in life, with their mother at the centre of their conflict. Deewaar is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made in Hindi Cinema’s illustrious history, with many also labelling it as Mr Bachchan’s best performance ever.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday night, Mr Bachchan posted the following in sheer joy. “40 years! 40 years ago, this day, Deewar was released!! 21st Jan 1975.. Thank you Salim-Javed Saheb for the most perfect script.”

Deewaar played an instrumental role in Mr Bachchan being dubbed as the ‘angry young man’ of Indian Cinema during the 1970s. The film also stars Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Neetu Singh and Parveen Babi.

Mr Bachchan will »

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Irrfan Showers Praise on Deepika!

22 January 2015 11:20 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Irrfan Khan, who is considered one of the most talented actors worldwide is mighty impressed these days! And the object of his affection seems to be his co-star Deepika Padukone. The two are coming together in Shoojit Sircar’s Family Comedy Drama, Piku that also toplines Amitabh Bachchan. From calling her a “ light house”  to commending her body of work, Irrfan is very generous in his praise for Deepika.

On different occasions, while talking about her, Irrfan has said, “She is a very intelligent and brave actor.” Talking about her decision to do different roles and build an envious repertoire, he says,” Deepika wants to broaden her horizons, so she is trying different kinds of work. The audience also needs that freshness from an actor.”

Well, coming from someone who has fan-boys and fan-girls world over for his acting skills, we can only say that Deepika we are so proud »

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Shamitabh Music Launch

22 January 2015 2:39 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Eros International launched the music of their upcoming release, Shamitabh, at a grand event in Mumbai on Monday, 20th January 2015.

The event was attended by industry stalwarts like ‪Rajinikanth‬, Kamal Haasan, Jaya Bachchan, Gulzar, ‪Sridevi‬, ‪Ilaiyaraaja, Abhishek Bachchan,‬ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with the Shamitabh cast Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Hassan.

The NYSE listed Bollywood studio also released a second trailer of Shamitabh on the same day.


The leading actors of the much-awaited film along with director R Balki will also take part in several promotional activities in London next week.

Shamitabh is produced by Sunil Lulla, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R K Damani, Gauri Shinde and Abhishek Bachchan and is set to release in UK cinemas and everywhere on 6th February 2015.

The post Shamitabh Music Launch appeared first on BollySpice. »

- Sunny Malik

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Piku Inspires the Rise of an All New Irrfan Khan

21 January 2015 12:13 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Irrfan Khan, the otherwise reserved actor, is going all out on social media with tweets and picture uploads filled with profuse praises about his upcoming family comedy drama, Shoojit Sircar’s Piku, where he will be seen alongside the superstar Deepika Padukone and the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. The national award-winning actor has been extremely vocal about the film on Twitter not just posting pictures with the cast on the sets but also sharing nuggets of information on how he has enjoyed all the hospitality of the places where he has shot for the film.

Irrfan’s affection for his co-stars has been awe-inspiring. Be it his emotional hug and peck on the cheeks of Mr Amitabh Bachchan or his tweets about Deepika flushed with admiration, the actor has put it all out for the world to see and share!

@SrBachchan 's last day of the shoot for #Piku# couldn't »

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Shamitabh Music Review

20 January 2015 10:17 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Shamitabh is an upcoming comedy/drama starring Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush in the leading roles. Directed by R. Balki, the film also marks the debut of Kamal Hassan’s daughter, Akshara Hassan, and is scheduled to release in cinemas on 6 February 2015. The music has been composed by legendary South Indian music director Ilaiyaraaja, who is largely known for his work in Tamil films. The lyrics have been mostly penned by Swanand Kirkire, with Kausar Munir contributing to the song ‘Sha Sha Mi Mi.’ So does the music to Shamitabh live up to our expectations? Read on to uncover our verdict!

To kick start the album we have Ishq-e-Phillum by Suraj Jagan. I like how the song starts off with some wonderful playing of the piano that gives it an intense feel. However, soon after the song just falls flat and I found it to be an overall bore. This is »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Second Trailer of Shamitabh!

20 January 2015 8:06 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Directed by the great R Balki, Shamitabh starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, and Akshara Haasan is definitely one of the films on our list of Films to see in 2015!

We were very intrigued with the first looks and first trailer of Shamitabh and now with this second look all we can say is hurry up February 6th!


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- Stacey Yount

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Shruti Haasan – special guest at Iliayaraja concert

19 January 2015 11:09 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Shruti Haasan will be seen attending Iliayaraja’s 1000 film celebration in Mumbai today, January 20th.

The occasion will have Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth present as part of the commemoration. An Insider source mentioned that Shruti will be present at the event alongside her father and to cheer on Raja Sir who she made her debut with as a singer at the age of 6 for her dad’s Tamil film Thevar Magan – the original version of Virasat. She has subsequently done tons of songs with Raja Sir.

The occasion also marks the music launch of Shamitabh for which Shruti has sung a very catchy track called ‘Sanatta’ – the soft launch of which has not only become the albums biggest hot but also a chart topper for 2015 so far.

‘Sannata’ as a vibe is very different from the song she sang earlier this year Joganiyan for Tevar which also was »

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Amitabh Bachchan will be taking part in a special edition of BBC Asian Network’s In Conversation With…

19 January 2015 7:17 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

BBC Asian Network has announced that Bollywood star, Amitabh Bachchan, will be taking part in a special edition of BBC Asian Network’s In Conversation With… on Tuesday 27 January.

Listeners will be able to be in the audience at this exclusive event which is taking place at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. Ticket registration will open at 9am on Monday 19 January and will close at 10am on Friday 23 January.

Having worked in Hindi cinema for over four decades, he has starred in some of the industry’s biggest blockbusters including ‘Sholay’, ‘Coolie’ and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’. His talents are not limited to India alone, having appeared in Oscar-nominated film ‘The Great Gatsby’ alongside Leonardo Di Caprio.

He became a trendsetter when he made the transition to the small screen as a TV host and, in 1999, the international icon was voted the ‘greatest star of stage or screen’ in the »

- Stacey Yount

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Fly with Amitabh Bachchan through “FlywithVIP.com”

16 January 2015 10:15 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Spend quality time flying with your favorite celebrities by bidding for their adjacent seat on FlywithVIP.com

Never before has any platform offered fans a chance to meet their favorite celebrities and ensure they get a chance to  have a truly memorable experience flying along with them. Fly with VIP offers an unique opportunity to have fans spend quality time interacting with their role model and icon, chatting with him/her sitting beside them on a flight. The inaugural effort of flywithvip.com is with the cast and director of the upcoming movie Shamitabh where up for grabs is a seat with Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan and R. Balki when they fly in a private jet.

There are two methods of participating; an auction model which shall see the highest bidder get the seat and a raffle model where multiple participants pay as less as Rs. 100 and get selected by a lucky draw. »

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