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Amitabh Bachchan reveals that almost 75 percent of his liver is damaged

25 November 2015 7:10 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The last couple of days in Bollywood have only been about shocks and mega shocks. While on one hand, it was Aamir Khan who 'shocked' everyone with his 'by-now-controversial' statement on intolerance, on the other hand, it was the legendary Amitabh Bachchan who shocked everyone by stating (read 'confessing') that he was a patient of 'Hepatitis B' and had almost lost 75 percent of his liver due to late diagnosis of the disease. Bachchan made this startling revelation at the recently held 'Hepatitis B' media awareness campaign. For the uninitiated, Amitabh Bachchan is the Unicef ambassador for 'Hepatitis B' awareness programme. Additionally, he also spoke about the same in his blog, wherein he wrote the following "Almost 60 collective bottles of blood was pumped into me during my accident in 'Coolie' .. one infusion was carrying the dreaded virus Australian antigen Hep B .. it remained in my body and silently ate »

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11 Bollywood Actresses’ Pay Packages Revealed, But It’s The Men Who Are Raking In The Moolah!

24 November 2015 5:02 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

How much Bollywood actresses get paid has remained a mystery ever since Kangana Ranaut came out strongly against the disparity in the paychecks compared to their male counterparts in the industry. While the debate did push their salaries up by some crores, the difference still remains quite apparent. Kangana recently became the highest paid actress in Bollywood when she signed a movie for Rs 11 crores. Her revised remuneration was well justified in her post Queen phase. She won a National Award for the same. But have you thought about the figure Salman Khan, the highest paid actor in Bollywood, commands? It’s more than five times – Rs 60 crores!

According to Ians, superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar were a part of Forbes first global list of actors. The trio ranked among the world’s top ten highest-paid actors, which included Hollywood to Hong Kong and Bollywood. While the »

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Watch Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in the hard hitting Wazir Trailer

20 November 2015 1:31 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Bejoy Nambiar directed Wazir, which is set to release on January 8th, 2016, looks to be a very intense night at the movies. The film boasts the incredible cast of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave Ats officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives.

Talking about the film, Nambiar said earlier, “I feel fortunate that I am getting to work with such brilliant people. It’s been a great learning course for me. Vidhu Vinod Chopra writing, Raju Hirani editing and Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar acting. I really hope the film comes up to everyone’s expectations.”

Farhan Akhtar said about working with the great Amitabh Bachchan, “You get to learn so much by just being with him. »

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Vidya Balan invited to be special guest at 21st Kolkata International Film Festival 2015

14 November 2015 6:55 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Founded in 1995, the Kolkata International Film Festival (Kiff) is an annual film festival that gets held in Kolkata. This festival is the second oldest international film festival in India. This year, the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival will be held this month, the powerhouse actress Vidya Balan has been invited as special guest. The team of West Bengal's Honorable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Festival director reached out to Vidya Balan in order to invite her for the festival which will host its 2nd International Competition by 'Woman Directors' Films'. Vidya Balan will join Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh Bachchan at the opening ceremony of the 21st Kiff which will take place at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. Says a source associated with the festival, "Vidya Balan is looked upon as the darling of people in Kolkata. Her interest and knowledge of Bengali cinema coupled with her interaction »

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Ranveer Singhs impromptu dance performance for Amitabh Bachchan

12 November 2015 3:49 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Ranveer Singh held a private dance performance for Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Bajirao Mastani when the latter visited. When last week Big B dropped in on the set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani, there was pin drop silence for two minutes. Says a source from the crew, "There were 250 unit members comprising 180 chorus dancers, technicians and actors. When Bachchan Saab walked in everyone just stopped short in their tracks and froze. All activity ceased." Except for the hyper-active hero Ranveer Singh who was performing a vigorous warrior dance when Big B appeared from nowhere. Taking a break from the camera for the august visitor, Ranveer performed the entire dance for the Big B right there and then. Says a source from the sets, "None of us expected Bachchan Saab to drop in. He was shooting for his serial Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi on the adjoining set. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Amitabh Bachchan Launches Illustrious Book of the late Ka Abbas, who gave him break with Saat Hindustani

11 November 2015 1:25 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Mr Amitabh Bachchan graced the special Book launch ‘Bread Beauty Revolution of the writings of the late Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, a noted writer and film maker who gave Mr Bachchan his debut break in Saat Hindustani.

The event saw the presence of the co-editors of the book, Syeda Hameed and Iffat Fatima along with Shabana Azmi, Atul Tiwari, Zakia Zaheer, Shri, Dp Tripathi, Neelima Azim and more,

The nostalgia event showcased a flashback of the works and life of the late Khwaja Ahmed Abbas and some anecdotes were shared by Amitabh Bachchan on his debut film too!! The book launch saw some lovely ghazals and shayari sessions as well, ending on a sweet note as the old friends and colleagues came together to celebrate the life of K A Abbas (1914-1987), writer, producer, director, journalist and author.

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Producer Gaurang Doshi marks his return with two ambitious films

9 November 2015 7:17 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Producer Gaurang Doshi, the man behind Amitabh Bachchan starrer, Aankhen (2002) and Deewaar: Let’s Bring Our Heroes Home (2004), has a couple of more up his sleeve. He has signed Anees Bazmee and Abbas-Mustan for his upcoming projects.

Anees Bazmee will be helming what he is best known for, a slick, big-budget, heist caper. Abbas-Mustan’s project, on the other hand, happens to be a never-seen-before adventure action romance with elements of spook.

Confirming this Gaurang says, “I always wanted to work with these directors and there couldn’t be a better genre, better cast and better scripts for these projects!“ The trade indicates that the cast for all the projects has been signed. Tight-lipped about his stars though, Gaurang adds, “What’s the fun in knowing everything all at once? the big announcement shall happens soon.”

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Interview with the cast of Amar Akbar and Tony

5 November 2015 9:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stu Greenfield chats with Martin Delaney, Sam Vincenti and Rez Kempton about Amar Akbar and Tony…

With the VOD release of Amar Akbar and Tony this November there has been a buzz around this unsuspecting little British delight. Bringing together different communities and meshing cultures is the backbone of this film, and this can be seen no better than in its leading cast. The three leads Martin Delaney, Sam Vincenti and Rez Kempton spoke to Flickering Myth’s Stu Greenfield about realism, time in front and behind the camera and that time old British tradition, going down the pub!

Stu Greenfield – Do you feel the film reflects the British-Asian community?

Martin Delaney – I think it’s a positive look at British life in general. For the most part, those of us that have grown up in London and have had a healthy upbringing, live side by side no matter the cultural differences, »

- Stu Greenfield

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In Celebration of Tabu

3 November 2015 10:06 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

One of the best actresses in Indian cinema, Tabu has given outstanding performances in films in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi film industries. One of the qualities that makes her such a good actress is that you never feel as if she is acting. She completely commits to her role and the arc her character goes through and she takes us on that journey with her. The actress has garnered rave reviews, as well as 2 National Awards, been awarded the Padma Shri for her contribution to cinema and many other awards during her career so far and she is still going strong.

In celebration of her birthday today we thought we would shine the light on one of our favorite actresses.

Even more beautiful now

Though lovely in her first appearance onscreen in the Telugu film Coolie No 1 and in her debut film as leading lady in Vijaypath, »

- Stacey Yount

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Amitabh and Rajnikanth to Share Screen Space in Robot 2?

3 November 2015 3:45 AM, PST | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Director Shankar is giving it all he has when it comes to making ‘Robot 2’ the biggest Indian movie ever. Last week, we had heard news that Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was being cast as the villain for the film for a whooping sum of 100 crores and now there are reports that Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has been asked to be a part of the film.Read More »

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Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan together in Robot 2

3 November 2015 2:44 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

If the grapevine in Chennai is to be believed we shall see India's two greatest living icons of cinema together in the same film.

We're talking about none other than Rajinikanth, the Emperor of Tamil cinema, and Amitabh Bachchan, the Shahenshah of desi entertainment. The two are all set to come together for the sequel to director Shankar's 2010 blockbuster Robot which became a historic hit in the South.

Most trade specialists felt Robot underperformed in the North because it lacked a pan-India star presence. That lacuna would now be filled. In the sequel to Robot, Big B, a big supporter of the Rajiinikanth school of acting, is being roped in.

Sources say Shankar has conceived "a very khulasa (frank) role for Bachchan Saab in Robot 2."

The last time that the two mega-stars came together was in 1985 for Geraftaar.

Says a source close to this historic development, "Bachchan Saab and »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Looking back at @iamsrk’s Twitter journey with his 11 memorable Tweets

3 November 2015 2:13 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

@iamsrk’s first tweet as he joins Twitter on 3rd January 2010:

hi everyone. being extremely shy i never thought i would be here. but my friend @kjohar25 insisted that i should learn to share my life.

Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 2, 2010

@iamsrk looks back at his journey from Ddlj to Chennai Express during his visit to Maratha Mandir:

Bade bade shehron mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hain.Dilwale se Chennai tak. Humbled at Maratha Mandir pic.twitter.com/V9vnEDpCfM

Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 15, 2013

@iamsrk thrills fans across the globe with his first ever video Tweet

Trying video tweet pic.twitter.com/boiJUX0BVH

Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 28, 2015

@iamsrk tweets a selfie with Zayn Malik from the Asian Awards in London, being his most retweeted Tweet crossing 140,000 retweets (one of the top retweeted tweets in India)

This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. »

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Amitabh Bachchan to donate pension of Yash Bharati award to social causes

21 October 2015 4:44 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Yash Bharati award, one of the highest state level awards instituted by the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav during his tenure as Chief Minister in 1994, is conferred annually by the Uttar Pradesh government for excellence in literature, journalism, sports or cinema. Recently, the Up government headed by Akhilesh Yadav announced that the government would give Rs 50,000 monthly pension to the recipients of Yash Bharti and Padma awards. Taking the announcement by the Up government in his stride Amitabh Bachchan, who has previously received the award, decided to donate his earning to social causes. In an official statement release, Bachchan states, "Whereas I respect the Up Govt's honour of the Yash Bharati Award to members of my family, and their decision as per reports in the press, for providing pension of Rs 50, 000 per month to each recipient, I am requesting the Up Govt., with all humility, to redirect the »

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Sony Pictures India Appoints Vivek Krishnani as Managing Director

20 October 2015 12:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vivek Krishnani will be the managing director of Sony Pictures India, effective November 1. He replaces Kercy Daruwala, who was with the company for 34 years.

Krishnani will be responsible for the theatrical distribution of all Sony Pictures Entertainment films in the territory.

Prior to this, Krishnani was senior VP, revenue and marketing at Multi Screen Media Motion Pictures, the Indian film production arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment Television Network. During his tenure, the company co-produced box office hit “Piku”, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan.

Earlier, Krishnani has had stints with Fox Star Studios India, heading marketing, distribution and syndication on hits like “Avatar” and “Slumdog Millionaire”; and in Hong Kong as executive director marketing Asia Pacific at Turner Entertainment Networks.

Hollywood movies are carving out a growing share of the box office in India, one of the world’s largest film markets and one traditionally dominated  by local titles. »

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Amitabh Bachchan Nawazuddin Siddiqui Vidya Balan to star in Sujoy Ghoshs next

17 October 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Sujoy Ghosh recently made an announcement that definitely took everyone by a surprise, courtesy the stellar cast. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and award winning actress Vidya Balan will come together for a thriller tentatively titled TE3N, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. While Vidya's role is said to be just a cameo, Amitabh and Nawazuddin will be leading the show in the film. Talking about conceptualizing the plot, Sujoy, who is the creative producer of the film, revealed that the film was initially just an idea, which left Big B so impressed that he asked Sujoy and Ribhu to develop it into a full-fledged script. On the other hand, Sujoy Ghosh also asserted that Vidya's cameo is not just any special appearance but a small yet pivotal role that will add to the twist. However, he refused to divulge any details on the characters that the actors will be playing in the film. »

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Amitabh Bachchan Sarika starrer Johnny Walker to finally release

17 October 2015 3:32 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Shoojit Sircar whose Piku with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan in the lead was one of the most talked-about films of this year, has earlier worked with the mega-star in Johnny Walker. For reasons best known to its producers, Utv, the film never got released; until now. We now hear that there are plans to revive that film and bring it to the screen. Says Big B, "Yes Shoojit and I have worked in Shoebite, titled by him now as Johnny Walker. The film is ready, but has been lying unrewarded by release. Utv has it, and they need to be asked why it has not seen the light of day." Finally attempts to convince Utv to release the beautiful film about a 60-plus man who sets out on a journey on his feet, is bearing fruition. The film features Sarika opposite Amitabh Bachchan and may soon make it into theatres. Says Big B excitedly, »

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Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 4

16 October 2015 3:56 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Vijay Krishna Acharya a.k.a. Victor is all set to strike back with the fourth installment of the Dhoom franchise.

This time, the cast gets even spicier. Apparently, Hrithik Roshan will play the main antagonist again, as he had done in Dhoom 2, while Amitabh Bachchan joins the franchise for the first time.

Interestingly, Junior Bachchan Abhishek, is already an integral part of the Dhoom franchise. Whether Big B will have occasions for face-offs in the plot with his son, is not known at the moment.

Says a reliable source, "At the moment, it is not very clear where Victor is going with this. All that is confirmed is that Aditya Chopra and Victor have approached and signed Bachchan Saab and Hrithik Roshan."

Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan have earlier been together in Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya, though they did not have many scenes together. It is being said that this time around, »

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Amitabh Bachchan Shah Rukh Khan chat on Twitter about who is the worst dancer

14 October 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It's not every day that we get to see two superstars of Bollywood indulging in some fun and friendly banter on Twitter about 'who will bag the title of worst dancer' and this time, it comes from two names without whom the industry would definitely be incomplete - Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.

It all started with Shah Rukh Khan tweeting, "There's nothing I like more than working. A dancing nite with Kajol even better.V r the worst best dancers in the world!!! Honest confession". The actor seems to make a reference to one of the performances he will be doing along with co-star Kajol for their upcoming film Dilwale. However, in response to that, Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to claim that he is worse than Shah Rukh Khan when it comes to dancing. He said, "@iamsrk Wrong .. !! You both are the best best .. I Am The »

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“It is a very powerful statement on violence against and the safety of women” – Subhash K Jha reviews Jazbaa

11 October 2015 8:17 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In a film that works both on a physical and emotional level, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan returns as a working mother, working to balance career with domestic responsibilities. When hotshot lawyer Anuradha Varma’s only daughter is kidnapped during school sports day. Anuradha is stricken with guilt for not spending more time with her child. It’s a prevalent dilemma for working women, and Sanjay Gupta who has so far focused attention on sexy item bombs and sexier guns opens up a debate on the travails of the working woman with flair and gusto, never allowing the thrills to override the somber underbelly of the plot.

Gupta brings flamboyance flourish and a restless energy to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s agile yet feminine role of a mother desperately seeking her daughter. In some ways I was reminded of Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly where a daughter is kidnapped. Kashyap’s film was much darker and ominous. »

- Subhash K Jha

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Top 5 Bollywood Stars of 2014: Calculating true Star Power

9 October 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Article by Archit Mishra (Tweets @architmishra_06)

Hum jahan khade hote hain line wahin se shuru hoti hai”

This iconic dialogue from Mr. Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaalia holds very true for all the biggest superstars in Bollywood, for they have been the trend setters, youth icons and most importantly the Atm’s of the industry. It’s now time for us to implement the concept of our newly introduced ‘Star Power model’ and find out the leading actors of our country. This piece will evaluate the Top 5 Superstars of 2014. Before proceeding, let us clarify on a few vital points.Read More »

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