Panaji, Feb 18 : Two months before its release, Rohan Sippy's "Dum Maro Dum" has rattled Goa's tourism industry as initial reports about the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer suggest that the movie delves a lot into the state's narcotics mafia and sex trade.
Both the contentious issues have put Goa on the international map of infamy and with "Dum Maro Dum" only set to reinforce the same negative image, the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) is simply not happy.
New Delhi, Feb 5 : A host of Bollywood celebrities, including Preity Zinta, Riteish Deshmukh and Bipasha Basu, have wished good luck and success to Abhishek Bachchan on his birthday Saturday.
The actor, who turned 35, is currently shooting in New Zealand for Abbas Mastan's "Players". But his colleagues reached out to wish him through micro-blogging site Twitter.
New Delhi, Jan 17 : Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, perhaps the first Indian actor to receive a made-to-order Tramezza shoe from Italian luxury label Salvatore Ferragamo, says he was excited to see a Lord Ganesh idol placed at the entrance of Ferragamo house in Italy.
Mumbai, Dec. 27: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her husband Abhishek Bachchan participated in Bunt community event here at the weekend.
Bollywood director Rohit Shetty was also present at the event.
Aishwarya said she was overwhelmed by the love given by her community for her work across the globe.
New Delhi, Dec 17: Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan wished a very happy birthday to his "jiggerypoo" John Abraham, who turned 38, and Riteish Deshmukh, who turned 31, Friday.
"Here's wishing my jiggerypoo John and my little brother Riteish the happiest birthday," Abhishek posted on his Twitter page.
He calls John by the name ever since the duo shared a crackling chemistry when they posed as gay in the hit film "Dostana".
Mumbai, Dec 3 : Abhishek Bachchan, who has had more misses than hits in his 10-year-old acting career, says he never thought he would be able to survive this long in the Hindi film industry.
Film: "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se"; Director: Ashutosh Gowariker; Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sikandar Kher, Vishakha Singh; Rating: ****
There's ongoing sense of serenity compounded by a feeling of sincerity and transparency in the cinema of Ashutosh Gowariker. This filmmaker never hides life's most essential truth in cinematic subterfuge. Rather, Gowariker goes the other way.
New Delhi, Nov 30 : Abhishek Bachchan's loyalty to the brands he endorses seems unquestionable. The actor dug into his Omega collection for a vintage watch to wear in his forthcoming period film "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey".
Abhishek, who was appointed as the face of Omega in India in 2006, has worn a black leather strap watch from the Swiss brand throughout the film.
New Delhi, Nov 29 : Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he is glad that he didn't have to look down at Deepika Padukone while shooting Ashutosh Gowariker's "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", because she is the "tallest" actress to have appeared with him till date.
New Delhi, Nov 4 : Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan loves Mumbai monsoon, but wishes the city also has a winter like Delhi.
"I love Delhi winters. Wish we had a winter in Mumbai. We just have two seasons... summer and monsoon," Abhishek posted on Twitter.
The actor experienced a foggy morning in the capital before leaving for Shimla Thursday to inaugurate a 108-foot-high idol of Hindu god Hanuman. The statue has been erected at the famous Jakhu Temple.
Shimla, Nov 3 : Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan will be present along with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal at the unveiling ceremony of a 108-foot-high idol of Hindu god Hanuman in this Himachal Pradesh town Thursday, an official said Wednesday.
"Abhishek is coming on a private visit and will fly-in on a chartered flight Thursday morning," Deputy Commissioner J. S. Rana told IANS.
New Delhi, Oct 22 : Black it seems was the chosen colour for most members of the Indian film fraternity, including Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek, at the 57th National Awards ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan here Friday evening.
Amitabh's wife Jaya too chose a black-based sari with white motifs, while daughter-in-law Aishwarya went in for a green and purple south Indian silk sari.
New Delhi, Oct 16 : After making their presence felt on reality shows, Bollywood stars are now increasingly appearing in cameos on television serials to promote their upcoming films.
Stars like Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Salman Khan, Mallika Sherawat and Neetu Kapoor are increasingly making a beeline for serials.
This arrangement benefits both big and small screen stars, experts say.
New Delhi, Sep 14 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says Abhishek is more of a friend for him than a son and that he loves spending time with him.
Mumbai, Aug 18 : Designer Laksha Pahuja, who showcased a two segment collection at the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), drew inspiration for one of his jewellery pieces from the film "Raavan" and wishes to have actor Abhishek Bachchan's picture on it.
"The piece that is designed as having 10 heads is inspired by the film 'Raavan'. The film didn't do well but I really liked it so I decided to make this piece," Pahuja told IANS.
New Zealand, July 12 : After "I Hate Luv Storys", partly shot in the beautiful Queenstown city of New Zealand, another big-budget Bollywood movie, a remake of "The Italian Job", is scheduled to be filmed here towards the end of the year.
Director duo Abbas-Mustan has signed Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor for the remake. A crew of 90 to 100 from India will fly down for about 50 days of shooting, a New Zealand Tourism statement said.
Mumbai, June 14 : Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan is grateful to his "Raavan" co-stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai for saving his life from a poisonous snake while shooting in the jungle.
"I used to lie down either on the river bank or in the bushes between shots to take some rest. I was lying on a rock when I heard them screaming, 'Get up or you will die'. I got up and saw that a nine-foot-long poisonous snake was approaching me," said Ravi.
Mumbai, June 8 : With the FIFA World Cup in South Africa only three days away, football enthusiasts are gearing up to fly there to see the exciting matches and one of them is Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan.
Abhishek is planning to attend the finale July 11 revealed his father and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Mumbai, June 7 : The climactic fight between Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram in "Raavan" on a wooden bridge actually required three different bridges to be built so that the scene could be captured from different angles, says production designer Samir Chanda. And director Mani Ratnam personally oversaw the construction work.
Mumbai, May 18 : After blogging continuously for more than two years, Amitabh Bachchan has now joined Twitter and his son Abhishek has confirmed the megastar's presence by saying "Welcome Pa".
"Ladies and gentlemen. HE IS HERE! Big B in da house!," Abhishek posted on his Twitter page to confirm the news Tuesday. "Welcome Pa. Show him the love tweeps!!," he added.
London, May 11 : Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has come out in support of Chelsea's quest for an Asian star and asked the Asian origin young players to join the project.
In a statement, Abhishek, a Chelsea fan, highlighted the importance of the project which provides a good platform to the young talented Asian players.
New Delhi, April 23 : Ashutosh Gowariker's forthcoming period thriller "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey" will have a worldwide release Dec 3 and the producers describe this Abhishek Bachchan starrer as an "inspirational movie".
The film is jointly produced by Sunita A. Gowariker, Ajay Bijli and Sanjeev Bijli and presented by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd (AGPPL) and PVR Pictures.
New Delhi, April 19 : Bollywood star couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai are set to ring in their third wedding anniversary Tuesday in the US, according to sources close to the actors.
Abhishek's father Amitabh Bachchan on his blog Sunday said that the couple was taking a flight to New York.
New Delhi, April 9 : Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan has received several awards but probably none of them are as unique as the metallic banana statuette that he was sent for having the worst accent in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's film "Delhi-6".
New Delhi, April 8 : Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, currently busy shooting in Goa, plans to be back in Mumbai Friday to celebrate the 62nd birthday of his mother, who is recuperating from a stomach infection.
"For now Abhishek is in Goa. He is shooting for Rohan Sippy's 'Dum Maaro Dum'. But he plans to fly back either tonight or tomorrow for his mother's (Jaya Bachchan) birthday," a source close to the actor told IANS from Mumbai.