Who is Jaya Bachchan?

Jaya Bachchan is one of the actresses who will always make it to top 10 actresses list of 70s. She gave many hits, be it her starter Guddi or Parichay or Zanjeer or Sholay or Koshish.

Jaya Bachchan is one of the actresses who will always make it to top 10 actresses list of 70s. She gave many hits, be it her starter Guddi or Parichay or Zanjeer or Sholay or Koshish.

Jaya Bachchan shared screen with all famous actors of 60s and 70s be it Dharmendra or Jeetendra or Amitabh or Sanjeev Kumar or Rajesh Khanna.

She made her debut with Mahangar in 1963 directed by Satyajit Ray but her full-fledged role came with Guddi in 1971. This film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee made her a superstar over night. She starred opposite Dharmendra in this film.

After this film she went on to act in many super hits like Parichay (1972), Uphaar (1971), Koshish (1972), Zanjeer (1973), Abhimaan (1973), Kora Kagaz (1974) and many others.

She was seen first time with Amitabh Bachchan in the film Bansi Birju, which came in year 1972. But their pair made it big with 1973 release Zanjeer.

Zanjeer was the film that established Amitabh in the film industry and it was the film, which brought two of them close to each other.

She then appeared alongside Amitabh in films like as Chupke Chupke (1975), Mili (1975) and Sholay (1975).

Jaya was a versatile actor who did every type of role from Girl next door to glamorous girl to a handicapped girl to a negative role as well.

Her film with Sanjeev Kumar, Koshish in which she played the role of a deaf eared her accolades from critics and viewers both.

Jaya also played a negative character in Anamika that came in the year 1973.

Silsila that came in the year 1981 was the last film in which she acted as a lead role.

Later Jaya changed her path as politician. She was elected as a Rajya Sabha member from Samajwadi Party in February 2010 and was re-elected in 2012.

Jaya Bachchan was born as Jaya Bhaduri on 9 April 1948 to Indira and Taroon Kumar Bhaduri in Jabalpur.

Jaya married Amitabh Bachchan on 3 June 1973. They have two children Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan.

She studied acting from FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) completing her graduation. Jaya is now an alumni in the same college.

In 1992, Government of India awarded Jaya with the Padma Shri.

Amitabh Bachchan Sponsors Coaching and Training of 2 women Athletes

June 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Global cinema icon and champion of various social causes, Mr Amitabh Bachchan has often sparked laudatory initiatives towards the betterment of society, such Polio Eradication

Sarika's prime reason to be in 'Yudh'? Big B!

June 11, 2014 at 7:27 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Veteran actress Sarika has shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in the past, but when she was offered a key role in "Yudh", Big B's fiction debut on TV, her initial attraction was to again star with the megastar.

Big B unveils poster of his first fiction TV series 'Yudh'

June 11, 2014 at 3:35 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched the dramatic poster of his first fiction TV series titled "Yudh", which is expected to go on air from July, here Wednesday.

'Filmistaan' continues to be 'rock steady'

June 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Nitin Kakkar's National Award winning film "Filmistaan" has managed to generate better business on the fourth day since its release than it did on its opening day.

Mega event in Delhi for Amitabh Bachchan's 'Yudh'

June 9, 2014 at 5:35 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Come Wednesday, Amitabh Bachchan and the team of the forthcoming TV show "Yudh" will reveal key elements about the new entertainer, which marks the megastar's entry into the fiction space on the small screen.

Big B wonders if 'Yudh' will be appreciated

June 9, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is set to make his debut on a fiction TV show with "Yudh". With the rising number of channels and shows, he wonders if his effort will be appreciated.

Trials of 'Yudh' to be watched by Big B

June 7, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is set to debut on a fiction TV show with "Yudh", seemed excited yet nervous about watching a "trial" of the show here Saturday.

Boost sports as career option, urges Suniel Shetty

June 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The public has loads of expectations from the new Indian government led by Narendra Modi. Actor Suniel Shetty hopes it boosts sports as a career option.

Big B shot stunts for TV show in body rig?

June 7, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's fiction debut on the small screen with the series "Yudh" just got a lot more dangerous. The actor is said to have defied medical orders to perform some forbidden stunts in a body rig.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra offers vacation to 'Filmistaan' actors

June 5, 2014 at 5:26 PM

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) After megastar Amitabh Bachchan praised Nitin Kakkar's "Filmistaan", the movie's actors Sharib Hashmi and Inaamulhaq have now impressed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. As a gesture of encouragement, Chopra offered to sponsor a vacation for them.

Jaya's mother fans Big B! (Movie Snippets)

June 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan's mother-in-law celebrated an old ritual of 'Jamai Shrusti' with the megastar by offering him new clothes, fruits and by fanning him.

Big B had a boy's night out on marriage anniversary

June 4, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he celebrated his 41st wedding anniversary watching "action movies" and soccer match with son Abhishek.

Krushna Abhishek determined to follow in Kapil's footsteps

June 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Comedian Krushna Abhishek, who has dominated the small screen with his comic timing in "Comedy Circus", says he will certainly come up with a show a la Kapil Sharma's "Comedy Nights With Kapil".

Big B swings between 'Yudh', 'KBC'

June 1, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will return to the host's chair of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) soon. But his small screen journey doesn't conclude here. He will also be seen in his first fiction TV show - "Yuddh".

R. Balki's next titled 'Shamitabh'

May 29, 2014 at 6:03 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Director R. Balakrishnan, fondly called Balki, has been busy filming his new project starring Amitabh Bachchan, but it is only now that he has revealed the title of the film - "Shamitabh". Interestingly, it sounds similar to the Bollywood megastar's name.

TV shows thrilling experience for film actors: Rohit Roy

May 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Actor Rohit Roy, who has had a taste of the big as well as small screen, says TV shows have given a new experience to film actors, and the medium also gives a huge amount of money.

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth may attend Modi's swearing-in

May 23, 2014 at 9:16 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Film industry stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Salman Khan and veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar are in the list of those invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, BJP sources said.

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth invited to Modi's swearing in

May 23, 2014 at 7:16 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Film industry stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Salman Khan and veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar are in the list of those invited for the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister-designate Narendra Modi, BJP sources said.

I make her look good: Abhishek on Ash

May 23, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan seems to have fallen in love with his wife all over again. The actor, who joined the former beauty queen in the French Riviera, quips "I make her look good".

Soundarya happy about bringing pride to women

May 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Soundarya R. Ashwin, whose debut directorial "Kochadaiiyaan" happens to be the country's first photo-realistic performance capture entertainer, says gender is no longer an issue - neither within nor outside the entertainment space. She is proud that she brought in new technology in the nation's filmmaking industry.

Aishwarya's Cannes look leaves hubby's 'eyes wide open'

May 21, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Shimla, May 21 (IANS) Aishwarya Rai's glittering gold attire teamed with bold red lips at the red carpet of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, left her husband and actor Abhishek Bachchan's "eyes wide open".

Ranbir gets muscular for 'Bombay Velvet' (Movie Snippets)

May 20, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor has worked out hard to sport a muscular body in Anurag Kashyap's "Bombay Velvet". If a source is to be believed, a trainer from Kenya had come down to train the talented actor.

'Google boy' Kautilya on 'Entertainment Ke Liye...'

May 19, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) He is five years old, but his knowledge has even impressed megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Young talent Kautilya Pandit will now be seen on talent reality show "Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega".

Bollywood's biggest legends support the youngest entrant in Bollywood

May 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Yes, you read it right our Bollywood's living legend Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have given their support to the youngest entrant in Bollywood Armaan for his debut movie Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

Ash bonds with Freida, Natasha at Cannes

May 18, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Cannes, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, who is here to attend the ongoing 67th Cannes International Film Festival, has made some new friends - she connected with Freida Pinto and Natasha Poly - on the first meeting.

Powerful quake hits Indonesia

May 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Jakarta, May 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island Sunday, an official said.

Now Aishwarya to walk Cannes red carpet May 20

May 17, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who missed the first of her two scheduled appearances at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France, will now take to the red carpet at the gala May 20.

Now Aishwarya to walk Cannes red carpet May 20

May 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who missed the first of her two scheduled appearances at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France, will now take to the red carpet at the gala May 20.

Aishwarya female lead in my 'Jazbaa': Sanjay Gupta

May 16, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta Friday confirmed that actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will essay the female lead in his new movie "Jazbaa".

Aishwarya to miss Cannes gala appearance Friday

May 16, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was scheduled to make the first of two appearances at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival Friday, will not be able to walk the red carpet due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France.

Jaya wave: AIADMK continues its scorching pace

May 16, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK Friday appeared to sweep the state thanks to a Jayalalithaa wave across the state.

Jisshu Sengupta to romance Deepika on screen

May 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Shoojit Sircar's next film "Piku", which already has a formidable cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone, just got more interesting. It now stars Bengali star Jisshu Sengupta in the romantic lead opposite Deepika.

'It's Entertainment' strictly for kids: Krushna Abhishek

May 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Comedian-actor Krushna Abhishek, who was appreciated for his performance in the movie "Bol Bachchan", will now make his big screen appearance in "It's Entertainment" with Akshay Kumar. He says the entertainer is for children.

Nagarjuna on why Big B appears in their family film

May 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Nagarjuna says a cameo by megastar Amitabh Bachchan in his family film "Manam", which stars his legendary father, the late Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), and his own son Chaitanya, is an "honour to my father's memory".

Asin in Shimla for 'All Is Well'

May 11, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Shimla, May 11 (IANS) Actress Asin Thottumkal, whose last Hindi movie "Khiladi 786" came out in 2012, is currently shooting for her upcoming film "All Is Well" in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Big B's 'arduous sitting' with American make-up expert (Movie Snippets)

May 8, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for director R. Balakrishnan's next and the look test for the film with American make-up expert Dominie Till took a lot of time.

'Singham 2' now 'Singham Returns'?

May 8, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) The second instalment of the 2011 Bollywood blockbuster "Singham" has now been titled "Singham Returns" instead of "Singham 2".

Grab your chance to sit on KBC's hot seat

May 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Here's another chance for you to become a crorepati, and more -- the fresh season of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" will soon be back, but the calls for participation in the popular game show have already been made available to viewers.

Pookutty waiting to hear from Big B

May 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty, who is ready to take the plunge into direction, has approached Amitabh Bachchan for his debut film and says he is waiting for his confirmation.

B-Town adds glamour to fashion store launch

May 7, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Jaya Bachchan, Kunal Kapoor and Payal Rohatgi gave a touch of extra glamour to the launch of DVAR, a luxury multi-designer house of fashion here.

Abhishek keen to start women's kabaddi league

May 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) After extending support to the Jaipur franchise of Pro-Kabaddi, a professional Kabaddi league, actor Abhishek Bachchan plans to start a women's kabaddi league in the future.

Abhishek Bachchan announces launch of NBA online store

May 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, a sports enthusiast, Tuesday announced the launch of the first official online store of the National Basketball Association (NBA) at an event here.

I lack observation: Amitabh Bachchan

May 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Everything about Amitabh Bachchan may seem likeable to his multitude of fans. But the megastar says he "hates everything" about himself, and hopes that he can be a better observer.

Playing villain extremely challenging: Gulshan Grover

May 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Grover, who earned the 'Bad Man' tag thanks to his portrayal of numerous villainous characters on the screen, will continue the trend with "Leader". He says someone has to be a fantastic actor to play a villain.

Farhan honoured in Australia

May 4, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who recently received the best actor award from the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy here, has been honoured at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).

Telugu cinema gets another woman director

May 3, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Chennai, May 3 (IANS) After successful female directors such as Nandini Reddy and B. Jaya, first-timer Chuniya is all set to call the shots for an upcoming yet-untitled Telugu romantic-drama. Chuniya is excited as well nervous about her directorial debut.

Amitabh presents scholarship to Indian in Melbourne

May 2, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Melbourne, May 2 (IANS) Indian cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan Friday presented an Indian student with a scholarship of upto AUD 200,000 (appoximately $185,000) at La Trobe University here.

Australian university names scholarship after Big B

May 2, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who inaugurated the Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM) along with the governor and his wife Thursday, is ecstatic to hear that the La Trobe University has named a scholarship after him.

Romance, the '2 States' way! (Column: Bollywood Country)

May 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

It goes without saying that a well-made romantic film can make your day.

'Bhoothnath Returns' now tax free in Uttar Pradesh

May 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make Amitabh Bachchan's latest Bollywood film "Bhoothnath Returns" tax free across the state, an official said Thursday.

Sonam unveils L'Oréal Paris make-up line

April 30, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Wednesday unveiled the latest make-up collection of L'Oréal Paris for the Festival de Cannes 2014. She is excited about flaunting the new looks on the red carpet at the fest, starting May 14.

Big B shoots cameo for Nagarjuna's film

April 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has done his cameo shoot for southern star Nagarjuna's film.

Failure scares Priyanka Chopra

April 27, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Tampa Bay (Florida), April 27 (IANS) National Award-winning Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who attended a panel discussion on acting with Hollywood actor-filmmaker Kevin Spacey at International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards here, says she has a huge fear of failure.

India is Amitabh, Amitabh Bachchan is India (Egypt Diary)

April 26, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Cairo, April 26 (IANS) It's known that Amitabh Bachchan is popular in Egypt but the extent of this can only be gauged when an Indian lands in Egypt, the land of pyramids and one of the world's oldest civilisations, just like India.

Brisk polling in Tamil Nadu; Jaya, Karuna vote

April 24, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Voters lined up at polling stations across Tamil Nadu Thursday as balloting got underway for all the 39 Lok Sabha seats and the bypoll for one assembly seat. Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK leader K. Karunanidhi also voted, as did 14 percent of the electorate in the first two hours.

Make `Bhootnath Returns' tax free, poll panel urged

April 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Bhootnath Returns" -- a movie that emphasises the importance of voting -- should be made tax free so that its message reaches a wider audience, the Election Commission has been urged.

My next a departure from children's films: Nitesh Tiwari

April 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) After co-directing "Chillar Party" and directing the recently released "Bhoothnath Returns" - both with children at their core - Nitesh Tiwari is getting ready to try his hand at a completely new genre.

No issues with dad: Prosenjit on not contesting polls

April 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The Bangla entertainment industry knows of the local heart-throb Prosenjit's proximity to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. But the actor refused to contest election in spite of the high command's repeated offer and says it has nothing to with his father and yesteryear star Biswajeet.

Tiger Shroff gives Chetan Bhagat a complex? (Movie Snippets)

April 21, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Young actor Tiger Shroff, a fitness freak, has perhaps left author Chetan Bhagat with a complex.

Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan woo voters

April 21, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Agra, April 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan Sunday asked voters to cast their ballot in favour of the Samajwadi Party, saying it has put in major efforts to develop the state.

Big B begins filming R. Balki's next

April 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has started shooting for the untitled film directed by R. Balakrishnan, is nervous about it.

Jaya Bachchan to campaign against Amar Singh for April 24 polls

April 20, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Agra, April 20 (IANS) All major political parties are now focusing on the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections April 24 for 117 constituencies in 12 states, with a dozen seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Nagarjuna to host Telugu KBC

April 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) It's official! Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of popular quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC). Titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" in Telugu, the show will go on air from mid-June.

Big B's 'Bhoothnath Returns' screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan

April 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's latest film "Bhoothnath Returns", a fun-filled film which also highlights the importance of voting, was screened for President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium here.

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada's films banned on Doordarshan

April 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha election, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

Bhoothnath Returns Garners RS 18.02 Crores on Opening Weekend

April 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM

The Big B-Parth Bhalerao starrer gathers strong critical acclaim and outpouring of positive audience reactions!!Very rarely does one come across a wonderfully crafted piece of cinema with the perfect balance of entertainment, acting histrionics and social message, relevant to today's times

Being in industry an endless marathon: Rajeev Khandelwal

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says that being in the film industry is like an endless marathon and the one who survives till the end is the winner a la Amitabh Bachchan.

Mani Ratnam is family to me: Abhishek Bachchan

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actor-producer Abhishek Bachchan, who has worked with Mani Ratnam in "Raavan", says the veteran filmmaker is like family to him.

Jaya Prada flays Mulayam over rape remark

April 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Agra, April 14 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada has hit out at Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for opposing death penalty for rapists.

'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs.18 crore in three days

April 14, 2014 at 1:45 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has packed a punch with his new film "Bhoothnath Returns", which not only opened to a positive response from both the critics and audiences, but the comedy has also proved to be commercially viable. It has earned over Rs.18 crore in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.

Big B starts promo shoot of 'KBC 8'

April 13, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for the promos of the eight season of popular quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC).

Prem Chopra unveils his own biography

April 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Veteran actor Prem Chopra has launched his biography titled "Prem Naam Hai Mera" penned by his daughter Rakita Nanda.

'Bhoothnath Returns' makes over Rs.4 crore on opening day

April 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan's latest movie "Bhoothnath Returns", also starring child actor Parth Bhalerao in a key role, has managed to amass Rs.4.07 crore on its opening day.

It's my dream to produce sports-based film: Abhishek Bachchan

April 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actor-producer Abhishek Bachchan, who recently announced his association with the Jaipur franchise of Pro-Kabaddi, a professional kabaddi league, has expressed interest in producing a movie around sports.

'Bhootnath Returns': Ennobling voyage into Indian elections (IANS Hindi Film Review)

April 11, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Film: "Bhootnath Returns"; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani, Usha Jadhav, Sanjai Mishra; Directed by Nitesh Tiwari; Rating:*** 1/2 (3 and a half stars)

B-Town joins hands for rural empowerment

April 11, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan have supported Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala's Swades Foundation, which held a fundraising gala here for rural empowerment.

Indian sportswomen are not given due credit: Abhishek Bachchan

April 10, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is now busy promoting the ancient sport of kabaddi, says Indian sportswomen are not given their due credit.

Abhishek Bachchan to promote Jaipur franchise of Pro Kabaddi

April 10, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan Thursday announced his support to the Jaipur franchise of Pro-Kabaddi, a professional Kabaddi league.

Karan refutes 'Shuddhi' casting rumours (Movie Snippets)

April 10, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar is furious over reports related to the cast of his production venture "Shuddhi".

Child actor Parth is hero of 'Bhoothnath Returns': Big B

April 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is himself a part of "Bhoothnath Returns", but the megastar says child talent Parth Bhalerao is the film's hero. He calls the little boy a "commensurate performer", who left even seasoned professionals behind with his performance.

Family's presence best b'day gift for Jaya Bachchan

April 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actress Jaya Bachchan, who has turned 66, spent her birthday with her children and grandchildren. She says she couldn't have hoped for a "better gift".

Acting takes precedence for Tigmanshu Dhulia

April 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) For the next one month and more, filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia will completely turn into an actor. He will be shooting for two projects every day.

Nice that Pakistan is welcoming Indian films: Big B

April 9, 2014 at 1:16 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) "Bhoothnath Returns" will hit the screens in Pakistan Friday, the same day it releases in India. The film's lead actor, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is glad that the neighbouring nation is warming up to cinema from our country.

Snake in Big B's Jalsa

April 9, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) A snake was found in the backyard of Amitabh Bachchan's house here, said the megastar.

Big B in Dubai on Jaya's 66th b'day

April 9, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan managed to squeeze in some family time to bring in his wife Jaya Bachchan's 66th birthday, but he will spend Wednesday in Dubai to promote his forthcoming release "Bhoothnath Returns".

Voting is democratic right, needn't be promoted: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview) (Election Special)

April 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) It's election time. Celebrities are being used to urge citizens to come out and vote. But Indian cinema's icon Amitabh Bachchan, for whom publicity has been a way of life, says a democratic right like voting doesn't need to be promoted.

Australian designer creates sari for Vidya Balan

April 7, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan has become Bollywood's quintessential ambassador of the sari, and when an Australian designer was asked to create an ensemble for her, she couldn't think beyond the six-yard wonder either.

'Ankhon Dekhi' to be screened at LA (Movie Snippets)

April 7, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Rajat Kapoor's "Ankhon Dekhi" will be shown as part of the 12th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), and the actor-filmmaker is upbeat about it.

Simone sports vintage look for 'EK Hasina Thi' (TV Snippets)

April 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Side swept curls, pearl strings, chiffon saris and lace blouses - Simone Singh's new look in forthcoming show "Ek Hasina Thi" will reflect a vintage flavour.

Watch out for 'jovial' Big B on Kapil's show

April 4, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Shooting with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for an episode of his show "Comedy Nights With Kapil" was an experience in itself for stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma. He is in awe of Big B's demeanour and says that the audience will see him letting his hair down in the Sunday episode.

Sunil Grover welcome on my show: Kapil Sharma

April 4, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Kapil Sharma, who is riding high on the success of his "Comedy Nights With Kapil" show, says if actor Sunil Grover decides to return, he will welcome him.

Kapil has 'special b'day' with Big B, Lata Mangeshkar

April 4, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma had a memorable birthday this year as he got to meet two legends of Bollywood - Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar.

System needs change, want to be part of change: Jaaved Jaferi

April 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor-producer Jaaved Jaaferi, who is being fielded from Lucknow as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for the 16th Lok Sabha elections, believes that to change the system, you have to be in the system.

36 percent Delhi kids malnourished: Report

April 2, 2014 at 7:09 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) About 36 percent of the children in Delhi are malnourished with a nutritional scheme targetted at the 0-6 age-group reaching only 30 percent of the intended beneficiaries, a report released Wednesday said.

Sidharth walked the ramp with Big B, excited

April 2, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Two-film-old actor Sidharth Malhotra was thrilled when he got an opportunity to walk the ramp with megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Kapil Sharma's b'day wish: Hosting Sachin Tendulkar on his show

April 2, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma turned 32 on Wednesday and said his wish is to host cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on his popular show "Comedy Nights with Kapil", which has so far featured big names like Hindi film superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan and badminton ace Jawala Gutta.

Irrfan to shuttle between India-US for 'Jurassic World', 'Piku'

April 1, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Accomplished actor Irrfan Khan will spend the rest of this year living out of a suitcase as he will be shooting for two films - "Jurassic World" and "Piku".

'Bombay To Goa' re-release as tribute to Mehmood

April 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Bollywood's legendary comedian Mehmood's "Bombay to Goa" is set to re-release on his 10th death anniversary as a tribute to him. However, the release date is yet to be decided, his brother Anwar Ali said.

'Kochadaiiyan' women empowerment at its best: Amitabh

March 31, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Hindi cinestar Amitabh Bachchan finds Rajinikanth-starrer "Kochadaiiyan", said to be the country's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie directed by the southern matinee idol's daughter Soundarya Ashwin, as a mark of women empowerment "at its best".

Big B launches Hindi trailer of Rajnikant's ' Kochadaiiyaan' in Mumbai

March 31, 2014 at 2:46 PM

New Delhi, Mar.31 (ANI): Amitabh Bachchan recently launched the Hindi trailer of Rajnikant's upcoming film 'Kochadaiiyaan' at a grand event in Mumbai.