Amitabh Bachchan is nothing but thrilled with the news of his new granddaughter that he describes her features on his blog!
“The soft innocence of nature rests in my arms, oblivious of what else happens around her. Occasionally she opens her large and what looks now to be eyes of the lighter hue, which those that have dealt with similar, know shall change with time,” he said.
“Often the gentlest of smiles quiver across her pouted upper lip, the shut eyes bringing expression through the brows and the settling down to that dream she must dream. I stare at her in silence. She reciprocates in similar vein. It is too delicate a moment,” he added.
Amitabh Bachchan turned 69 today and fellow Bollywood stars all wished the actor a very happy birthday!
Hema Malini: Wishing Amitji lots of Happiness, Health, Joy and Celebrations on his Birthday.
Karan Johar: Happy birthday amit uncle… all the love and happiness… always!!! You are the best!!!
Boman Irani: Happy Birthday Mr. Bachchan
Riteish Deshmukh: Wishing @Srbachchan a very happy birthday – you are the reason why one chooses to be an actor. Thank you for everything sir
Uday Chopra: Happy Birthday @SrBachchan u da man sir!!! Insane Respect!!!
Dia Mirza: @SrBachchan Happy Birthday! Lots of love and good wishes
Preity Zinta: @SrBachchan Happy Birthday Amitji! May all things wonderful big & small always come ur way. Thank u 4 always inspiring us ! Lotza love
Genelia D’souza: Here’s wishing d absolute legend @SrBachchan a happy birthday, may u hav a gr8 day sir n a gr8 year ahead
Neha Dhupia: Happy birthday sir @SrBachchan !
Prachi Desai: Wishing @SrBachchan a very happy b’day. Really a inspiration for many, god for many. We love you Sir
Sonu Sood: Happy B’day @Srbachchan sir, Thanks for inspiring me to become an actor.
Divya Dutta: @SrBachchan a very happy bday sir!
Shiamak Davar: My legend Mr Amitabh Bachchan thank u my jaan for the fantastic compliments u showered upon my dance troupe and me WE LOVE YOU
Sophie Choudry: Happy b’day 2 the coolest man EVER! @SrBachchan We love u more each day! Tku 4 inspiring us! Wishin u health, happiness & all things wonderful!
Celina Jaitly: Here’s wishing @SrBachchan. A very happy birthday … We love you mr. Bachchan !!
Shah Rukh Khan has said he is sick and tired of being compared to other actors and in particular always being compared to Amitabh Bachchan!
“I am sick and tired of being compared all the time! Just like it’s not fair to compare me to a legend like Amitabh Bachchan, however flattering it may be, it’s equally unfair to compare me to every second newcomer. “
“Without sounding rude, I just want to say that in the last 20 years, I have done enough quality work to carve out my own identity.”
Bollywood singer Jagjit Singh was hospitalized yesterday and remains critical after undergoing surgery for brain haemorrhage.
Jagjit’s Bollywod colleagues including Amitabh Bachchan, Sonu Nigam and Lata Mangeshkar all prayed for a speedy recovery.
Lata Mangeshkar: mujhe abhi pata chala hai ki hum sab ke priya ghazal singer Jagjit Singhji ko brain hemorrhage hua hai aur woh hospital me hai, main ishwar se prarthana karti hu ki wo jald acche ho jaaye, aur aap sab bhi unke liye prarthana kijiye… (I have just come to know that our favourite ghazal singer Jagjit Singhji had a brain hemorrhage and he is in hospital. I will pray for his fast recovery and all of you should also pray for him.)
Amitabh Bachchan: Came to know from Lata-ji’s tweet, famous ghazal singer Jagjit Singh has had a brain haemorrhage. Prayers for all to be well… Jagjit Singh that great ghazal singer is critical with brain haemorrhage… speedy recovery! Jagjit Singh – the man with the silken voice; smooth and endearing in all his ghazal renditions.
Akshay Kumar: God knows what’s wrong with this world, now ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh suffers from brain haemorrhage. Sending him good wishes and praying for his well being.
Mahesh Bhatt: “Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho”, a song from “Arth” sung by Jagjit Singh echoes in my heart as I read the news of him being hospitalized.
Anupam Kher: My prayers for Jagjit Singh, the best ghazal singer of our country. May his health be fine soon.
Sonu Nigam: We’ll all pray for Jagjitji. We want his royal voice to grace our planet for many more years. God bless him and save him.
Shreya Ghoshal: Jagjit Singh uncle in critical condition. I am praying constantly for his recovery. Very sad abt Jagjit uncle’s health… Hope he becomes fine soonest.
Sophie Choudry: Shocked to hear Jagjitji has had a brain haemorrhage. Just met him two weeks ago. He was full of life as always! Adore him! May all be well. Prayers.
Vishal Dadlani: Prayers for Jagjit Singh saab.
Amitabh Bachchan was so chuffed to be involved in a new film with Hollywood’s Leonardo Di Caprio, that he refused the fee for the part!
Bachchan is set to play a gambler in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’.
He (Baz Luhrmann) called last month and wondered if I would do this small role in his film and I agreed. It is a gesture. I have refused any remuneration on this too.” Bachchan said.
“It has been a wonderful experience to be a part of their (Hollywood’s) system and to observe with what detail and diligence they work,” the superstar added.
Amitabh Bachchan will make his Hollywood debut in new movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role!
Big B will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim and will also play alongside Aussie Isla Fisher. The film will also be set in Australia.
The movie is a $125 million project is a 3D adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name.
Amitabh Bachchan has defended MS Dhoni and the India cricket team after being whipped by England in their latest test match!
“For years and till not too far away, our cricket team and its captain (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni were the masters. One loss in England and suddenly they are incompetent. People’s reaction is as subtle and as ruthless as this,” Big B posted on his blog.
“It requires immense acumen to be where they put you and in some manner to maintain it. Some understand the futility and the improbability of the situation and reconcile to it. Others and many others do not. Once there, they believe they are there and nowhere else. This is not entirely an adverse situation.”
“It is quite possible that it thrives too. Others succumb to the moment, understand and accept. This is not entirely wrong too. Both can co exist, its a matter of reconciling with its complexity,” Bachchan added.
Do you blame MS Dhoni for the loss?
Bollywood’s top stars from Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor to Priyanka Chopra all paid tribute to Bollywood legend Shammi Kapoor at his funeral today in Ban Gaga.
Shammi Kapoor, the death of a Bollywood legend has sparked tributes from all over Bollywood, read them here…
Amitabh Bachchan: “Shammi Kapoorji passed away this morning at 5:15 am. Rushing there now. The flamboyance and joi de verve of the Industry lost!”
“Shammi ji: An entire life full of optimism and happy spirit, caring loving to all… Now suddenly silent,” he added.
Priyanka Chopra: “Sometimes no amount of kind words can compensate for a loss! Bhole baba ki jai Shammi maharajji. He he was our guruji. I am at a loss.”
Sonam Kapoor: Rip #shammikapoor was taking about you with dad while watching all your songs on tv just the other day. After elvis and johnny cash only u had that panache while dancing. You owned it.
Deepika Padukone: “He was an inspiration not just for his style and the films he did, but also his attitude towards life. We will miss you Shammi uncle, RIP.”
Amitabh Bachchan has denied that his son, Abhishek Bachchan, success in Bollywood is down to Big B’s industry links.
“I’d like to believe that people achieve whatever they do on their own accord. I am someone who didn’t have a film connection.”
“There are many in our industry who have made it without having anyone from the film industry. At the same time, there are many from the film industry – star sons and daughters – who are unfortunately not seen around. So it works both ways.” Big B told Mumbai Mirror
Somehow we don’t believe you Big B!