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He is hailed as a legend of cinema in both East and West: the greatest living actor of our times, bar none. His peers and contemporaries clamour for the opportunity to work with him. His fans around the world, who are numbered in their billions, consider their life fulfilled if granted just a glimpse of him.
Amitabh Bachchan has been a star of Indian cinema for over four decades, winning acclaim for his performances in seminal films such as Sholay and Deewar that are hailed as classics of cinema. Aged 72, he has managed to transcend the generation gap to work alongside actors and directors of every age, in contemporary films that continue to challenge conventions and take Hindi cinema to new heights. He is a champion for his generation, embracing modern technologies and social media with the gusto of a 21-year-old.
As an unofficial ambassador for India, Amitabh has represented »
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 »
- Press Releases
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
Bollywood churns out on average 120 plus films a year, with 2014 reaching 142. So to think all of them will go down in history as being successful is rather naive. But what about the ones we thought would work wonders but came up short? The ones that left us thinking, “Why was this allowed past the editing board”? Even ones that somehow managed to cha-ching the money registers sky high. 2014 had its fair share of films that fit all these categories. BollySpice brings you the biggest disappointments of 2014.
A.R.Murugadoss blew everyone’s mind when he told a tale of an anterograde amnesia patient desperately seeking revenge for the murder of his girlfriend in Ghajini. Yet when it came to a follow up film, one could say Holiday fell short of all the trimmings to recreate the magic. The writer in Murugadoss failed to see the shortcomings of his story, »
- Githa Vanan
4 items from 2015
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