New Delhi, Nov 30 : Indian cinematic icon Amitabh Bachchan Friday took to the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 podium, much to the joy of an eclectic audience of almost a thousand, and left them more star-struck as he spoke about empowering the country's women, Indian cinema, poetry and more.
The 71-year-old, looking handsome in a black formal suit, reached the venue, the Thyagaraj Stadium here at the scheduled time. The sound of the audience's applause took over the netball court at the facility and Big B, as humble as he is, responded by flashing a smile and folding his hands to gesture a "Namaste".
Mumbai, Nov 23 : While shooting for "Bhoothnath 2", Amitabh Bachchan bumped into the cast of "Happy New Year" and shared fun moments with younger actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. The megastar felt as though he was reliving his former shooting days.
The shooting of "Bhoothnath 2" and "Happy New Year" was taking place at the Mehboob Studio here Friday.
New Delhi, Nov 18 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is biting his nails because of tension as he gets back to film shooting after wrapping up TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC).
He shared his anxiety through a tweet that he posted Sunday.
"To bed today. Tomorrow (Monday) 'Bhootnath Returns'. 'KBC' over, film tension starts. May professionalism always bring that in us," he wrote.
The seventh season of KBC will end in December first week.(IANS)
Mumbai, Nov 14 : The 2013 edition of popular reality TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) is said to conclude Dec 1. Its host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who shot for the last episode here Wednesday, says it was an experience full of fun and thrills.
A source confirmed to IANS that the last episode will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television Dec 1. For Amitabh, it was an emotional yet exhilarating moment to shoot for the concluding episode.
Mumbai, Nov 6 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has launched ghazal album "Destiny" and urged people to listen to the album to enjoy its soothing effect.
"Destiny" has brought together the three acclaimed singers - Anup Jalota, Pankaj Udhas and Talat Aziz - and is said to be the biggest ghazal album of the year.
"When I listened to it ('Destiny'), it gave immense peace. I would like to urge to all the people here to kindly listen to the beautiful album. It will give you all a lot of peace and a good sleep as well," Amitabh told reporters Tuesday at the launch.
Mumbai, Oct 28 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thanked melody queen Lata Mangeshkar for adding a special touch while lending her voice to his wife and actress Jaya Bachchan's songs on the screen.
Lata went behind the mike to croon classic songs like "Nadiya kinare" and "Piya bina" (Abhimaan) and fun numbers such as "Bahon mein chale aao" (Anamika) for Jaya.
Big B feels there is something special about the songs that Lata has sung for his wife.
Mumbai, Oct 26 : Known for his incredible general knowledge, Haryana boy Kautilya Pandit will be seen on the hot seat of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" as a part of the Children's Day celebrations. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was impressed with the five-year-old's knowledge.
"That genius kid Kautilya Pandit, just above five years and answers questions that many scientists and knowledged persons could never (answer)," Bachchan posted on micro-blogging site Twitter Friday night.
He also added: "He knows all the galaxies that exist in universe, and their complicated names."
Mumbai, Oct 13 : In a dramatic, "dream come true" moment for Sangeeta Ghosh, megastar Amitabh Bachchan went down on his knees with a rose in his hand, and recited a dialogue from his movie "Silsila" for the actress on the set of "Kaun Banega Crorepati".
No, it wasn't real case of "Cheeni Kum" chemistry, but just a demonstration of a romantic proposal that Big B was giving to actor Ruslaan Mumtaz, Sangeeta's co-star in the show "Kehta Hai Dil... Jee Le Zara".
Mumbai, Oct 11 : Amitabh Bachchan has denied reports that he will join the cast of "Welcome Back", saying he is not aware of it.
"I am not doing the film. I don't know nobody has approached me for this," he told reporters Friday.
There were also reports that Rekha will be part of "Welcome Back".
To be directed by Anees Baazmee "Welcome Back" is a sequel to "Welcome". (IANS)
Mumbai, Oct 11 : He has turned 71 and Amitabh Bachchan is raring to go. He is looking forward to new challenges and wants to continue as long as possible.
"I only hope challenges keep coming and as far as possible, and as long as my health permits, I keep working," Amitabh told reporters here.
What are your birthday plans?
"I want to be with my loved ones. I want to be with my family," he said.
Mumbai, Oct 11 : At the stroke of midnight Friday, Amitabh Bachchan experienced a moment of pride and delight - his "little" granddaughter Aaradhya sang a "Happy Birthday" song for the megastar, who turned 71 Friday.
"A strange calmness descends on the eve of the clock that strikes 12 midnight... the family, the few that are in town, bring in the greetings, the ‘little one’ ably tutored sings a ‘happy birthday’ to herself first, and then, after suitable prompting, to me... it's these little moments that make up a birthday," Amitabh posted on his blog.
Mumbai, Oct 10 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has started shooting for "Bhootnath 2", was happy to bump into actors Salman Khan and Tabu at a studio here. He checked on Salman's health and says the latter is recovering fast from his nerve problem.
Big B even shared a few photographs of his meeting with his fellow actors.
Mumbai, Oct 1 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has his own distinct style of dancing, will be seen teaching a contestant of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" a step or two of what he learnt from actor Shahid Kapoor recently.
During a recent episode of the game show, Shahid taught Big B a few steps on the song "Agal bagal" from his latest movie "Phata Poster Nikla Hero".
When Amitabh came to know that one of the hot seat contestants, Deepika, cannot dance, he decided to don the role of a dance teacher and taught her a few moves.
Mumbai, Sep 22 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has appreciated the recently released movie "The Lunchbox" and says it is for those viewers who are sensitive in nature.
Directed by Ritesh Batra, the movie stars Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles.
"(I) saw 'The Lunch Box' and it is quite the film to be seen by the connoisseurs of sensitivity," Big B posted on Twitter Saturday.
Mumbai, Sep 18 : Shahid Kapoor, a flexible dancer, made megastar Amitabh Bachchan shake a leg or two to the tune of "Agal bagal", a song from the former's forthcoming release "Phata Poster Nikla Hero".
Shahid and his movie's co-star Ileana D'Cruz made a promotional visit to the set of game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013", hosted by Big B.
Mumbai, Sep 7 : Taj Mohammed Rangrez, a history teacher from Udaipur, created history by becoming the first person to win a whopping Rs. 1 crore on TV reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013". He "can't believe it".
All came to a standstill when the show's host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, tossed the Rs. 1 crore question to hot seat contestant Rangrez. But he answered it correctly to become the first contestant to win the desired title of a 'crorepati' on the seventh edition of the show, which went on air Friday.
Rangrez is ecstatic.
Kolkata, Sep 6 : Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) beginning Nov 10. It will be galvanised by the presence of the Bachchan family, including Aishwarya Rai, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Friday.
"I am very happy and delighted to share with you all that Shri Amitabh Bachchan ji, a great legend, has accepted our invitation to inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival to be held on 10th November, 2013," Banerjee said on her official Facebook page.
Mumbai, Sep 4 : The set of popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" has not just been changed geographically, but design-wise too. It will be a multimedia rectangular stage with LED lights.
The "Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013" set will now be a magnificent 360 degree multimedia stage, making India the first ever country to change the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" set worldwide.
The round set has been transformed into a rectangular one with LED lights enhancing the aura of the set, said a statement.
Mumbai, Aug 30 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan hopes to establish an institute dedicated to the work of his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan, who was a poet.
The father penned several poems and even today remembered for his works like Madhushala, Madhukalash, and Madhubala.
Amitabh Bachchan admitted that reading all his father's poems over and over again was not possible. But he wished to open an institute for his father.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : "Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013" can help you win Rs. 7 crore! And that with the help of not four but five lifelines.
IANS has learnt via sources that in the forthcoming season of the show, which goes on air on Sony Entertainment Television Sep 6, contestants can play for an amount bigger than ever.
In the sixth season of the show, a jackpot question posed after a participant had won Rs. 1 crore, enabled them to win Rs. 5 crore. But that is now said to have been raised to Rs. 7 crore for the forthcoming edition.
There will also be an additional lifeline, details of which are not yet known.