It will be a grand party with surprises for Amitabh Bachchan on his 75th birthday – read details here

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The Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, will celebrate his 75th birthday this October 2017. Big B’s last birthday was a private celebration with his family in Jalsa. But this year, Abhishek Bachchan, Shweta Nanda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are ensuring that they have a grand celebration. In fact, they have even planned a few surprises for the veteran actor. According to a report in Times Of India, the Bachchans have booked a three-storey studio in Film City for 10th October 2017. Abhishek, Ash and Shweta are overseeing every tiny detail with the event management company that is organizing the birthday bash. The tabloid also reported that they are throwing in some surprises for Big B, too.

We can’t even get started on the guest list yet. His 70th birthday bash saw the who’s who of Bollywood, politicians and so on. This year is going to be as big as the last one. And not to mention, it’s going to be one stylish affair. We can’t wait to see what everyone wears to the big party. And considering what a grand party this is going to be, we’re sure this year, media will get to witness it, too. Even though there is quite some time for his birthday, fans are going to be pretty excited to find out about his birthday plans.

In fact, we won’t be surprised if his grand kids have a cute little performance planned for him at the birthday bash. In a recent interview with Vogue, Big B’s granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, had revealed that she curates a rap playlist for her grandfather and they both listen to that genre of music a lot. Now we’re expecting quite a lot of rap music in Big B’s birthday bash. On the work front, Big B will be sharing screen space with Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out and will also be seen in Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan.

Coming back to Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday plans, what are your thoughts on it? Tell us in the comments below and stay hooked with us for more.

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/it-will-be-a-grand-party-with-surprises-for-amitabh-bachchan-on-his-75th-birthday-read-details-here/

The Wishing Tree Movie Review

CAST: Shabana Azmi, Makrand Deshpande, Harshpreet Kaur and Amitabh Bachchan (voiceover)
DIRECTION: Manika Sharma
DURATION: 1 hour 40 minutes

STORY: A group of friends come together to save a centuries-old tree, which is said to possess magical powers and grant wishes, from a logger who wants to it off for the precious wood.

REVIEW: Of late, there has been a spate of films releasing which promise they have a social ‘message’. But scratch the surface and you realise that the ‘message’ bit was nothing but a publicity gimmick. The Wishing Tree, in that regard, is different. Yes it has a message about saving trees, but the film is much more than just that. It talks about raising environmental awareness and shows how we are all connected to nature and are dependent on each other.

The characters and the dilemmas that the kids face here are interesting and relevant. Subjects like body-shaming, learning disabilities, kleptomania among others are addressed. Also, unlike other Bollywood films from the genre which tend to trivialise the children’s issues, here the filmmaker handles them in a mature, non-preachy way.

We have Nikita (Harshpreet Kaur), the main character, who is taunted by people around her for being overweight. When she’s at the lowest point in her life, she bumps into a gypsy (Shabana Azmi) in the forest. The mysterious woman turns her onto a secret which changes Natasha’s fortunes and of those around her. The tree (voiced by Amitabh Bachchan), is a live character who keeps the viewers updated through the film by narrating his own story.

The film relies a lot on animation in all scenes connected to the Wishing Tree, the quality of which leaves a lot to be desired and lacks consistency. The visuals are breath-taking. A surprise cameo by Bobby Darling is quite refreshing and may be the actor’s only decent role till date.

There’s a lot for the little ones to enjoy and learn, but we just wish that the film had a stronger plot that were realized in a better way.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/movie-reviews/the-wishing-tree/movie-review/59070776.cms

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan’s Wedding Anniversary: ‘Been 44 Years Since’

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Saturday is the 44th wedding anniversary of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Amitabh shared pictures of his wife, marking the occasion.

Marking their 44th marriage anniversary, Big B took to social media to recollect the memory of the Big day and said that he is “filled with love.” “June 3, 1973 .. 44 years of marriage .. thank you all for the wishes you send .. grateful and filled with love,” he tweeted.

Here’s Why The Bachchans Are Not Celebrating Holi This Year

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan

The Bachchan clan is usually known for its lavish parties on festive occasions, such as Holi and Diwali. In fact, the Holi party hosted by them is one of the most talked about events in Btown. However, this year there won’t be any celebrations in the family.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan‘s father, Krishna Rai is in critical condition since almost a fortnight. He is admitted in the ICU in Lilavati Hospital, and both Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan are busy taking care of him. The family is naturally quite stressed about his ill-health, and therefore won’t take part in any festivities. Reportedly, there will only be a customary Holika pooja.

We wish good health and a speedy recovery to Mr. Rai!

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/03/10/heres-why-the-bachchans-are-not-celebrating-holi-this-year/

Amitabh Bachchan Just Said No To Queen Elizabeth!

Amitabh Bachchan, Queen Elizabeth

Amitabh Bachchan, Queen Elizabeth

Amitabh Bachchan has been working for years together yet he it seems like he hasn’t tired from it. He still has as much zest and zeal as a 20 year old and it makes you wonder where he gets this energy from. Bachchan was recently invited by the Queen and Prince Philip for the UK-India Year Of Culture launch, but given his prior commitments and busy schedules, he was forced to give this coveted event a miss.

His spokesperson confirmed the news to Indian Express.

Yes, Mr Bachchan has been extended a rare invitation by Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace to grace the UK-India Cultural Year reception. Unfortunately, however, he will be unable to attend due to prior commitments.”

Would’ve been so great to see him there. Hopefully, next time! :)

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/02/24/amitabh-bachchan-just-said-no-queen-elizabeth/

Amar Singh Reveals That Amitabh Bachchan And Jaya Bachchan Live Separately

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Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan , Amar Singh

Politican Amar Singh used to be a very close friend to the Bachchans, but things have been going downhill over the years. He was recently speaking to the media to clarify the allegations made against him. Apparently, he is being blamed for creating rifts and problems between the members of the Samajwadi Party.

ABP Majha quoted him as saying:

People blame me for every possible rift in the country. When the Ambanis split, they projected me as the person who created the Mahabharat between them. It wasn’t me. People have said the same about me and the Bachchans. But even before I met Amitabh Bachchan, he and Jaya Bachchan were living separately. One of them was living in Pratiksha and the other lives in his other bungalow Jalsa. There were also speculations about a problem between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya. I am not responsible for that.”

Read the full story here.

Source: https://www.missmalini.com/2017/01/24/amar-singh-reveals-amitabh-bachchan-jaya-bachchan-live-separately/

Is This Superstar Replacing Amitabh Bachchan In The Next Season Of KBC?

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Kaun Banega Crorepati is definitely one of the best game shows on the Indian television, and the major USP of the show was being seated across Amitabh Bachchan as he asked questions in his famous baritone.

There is no denying that Mr. Bachchan was inimitable as a host and the show had a successful run with him as the host. However, buzz is that the famous Bachchan baritone is being replaced by Ranbir Kapoor in the upcoming season of the show.

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor

A report in Bollywood Hungama states that RK Junior will host the next season of KBC. We are not sure if the reports are true as there is no official confirmation about the same. But if the reports are indeed true, this would be a darn cute and young twist to the show, which Amitabh Bachchan has successfully spearheaded so far.

Do you think Ranbir will fit in the shoes of the legend? Or you think he will add his own youthful flavour to the show and make it is his own? Tell me in the comments below!

Source: https://www.missmalini.com/2017/01/23/is-this-superstar-replacing-amitabh-bachchan-in-the-next-season-of-kbc/

Rishi Kapoor Opens Up On His Issue With Amitabh Bachchan For The First Time

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Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan

Rishi Kapoor recently released his autobiography Khullam Khulla: Uncensored a couple of days ago. The book is turning out to be quite the revelation because for the very first time, Kapoor has spoken at length about his issue with Amitabh Bachchan. Here are some excerpts.

To go back to Amitabh, I must confess there is still a lingering issue I have with Amitabh Bachchan. A big disadvantage of working in an all-star movie in those days was that everybody only wanted to make action films, which automatically meant that the star who could carry off action with the most flair would get the meatiest part. That’s how, with the exception of Kabhi Kabhie, which was a romantic film, none of the multi-starrers I featured in had an author-backed role for me. Directors and writers unfailingly reserved their strongest, pivotal roles for Amitabh Bachchan. And it wasn’t just me. Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna faced it too.

He spoke about how other actors had to work doubly hard to match up to AB.

Amitabh is undeniably a superb actor, immensely talented and, at the time, the number one star who ruled the box-office. He was an action hero, the angry young man. So roles were written for him. Although we may have been smaller stars, we were not lesser actors. Yet, the rest of us had to constantly measure up to him. We had to work hard, really exert ourselves to match up. In my time, the musical/romantic hero had no place. Amitabh was an action hero in an era of action films. As such, writers gave him the lion’s share and he had the authorbacked roles in almost all his films. This gave him an advantage over the rest of us who had to make our presence felt with whatever we got.”

This is where the problem arises.

But this is something that Amitabh has never ever admitted to, in any interview or book. He has never given due credit to the actors who have worked with him. He has always credited his writers and directors, Salim-Javed, Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra, Yash Chopra and Ramesh Sippy. But it is also true that his co-stars had an undeniable role in his success. Shashi Kapoor in Deewaar (1975), Rishi Kapoor in Amar Akbar Anthony and Coolie or Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha and Dharmendra all contributed to the success of his films where they shared credit with him, even if in secondary roles. This is something no one has realized or acknowledged. But it was the way things were and we accepted it gracefully.”

Interesting. We wonder what Amitabh Bachchan has to say about this.

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/01/20/rishi-kapoor-opens-issue-amitabh-bachchan-first-time/

Did Ram Gopal Varma abuse Amitabh Bachchan while praising him?

Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan

Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Kaalia’ recently completed 35 years. To express this joyous moment, Big B took to Twitter to share few pictures from the movie.

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However, Big B’s director friend, Ram Gopal Varma seems to have crossed the line of decency as he used abusive language while sharing his opinion about the same. While trying to praise Amitabh Bachchan’s performance, the director also challenged the new generation actors to match up to Big B’s level of acting. Here’s what RGV tweeted:

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While we appreciate that Ram Gopal Varma praised Amitabh Bachchan’s acting in ‘Kaalia’, we wonder how would Big B and other actors react to his abusive tweet!

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/did-ram-gopal-varma-abuse-amitabh-bachchan-while-praising-him/articleshow/56164917.cms

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Dhanush condole Jayalalithaa’s demise

Late CM Jayalalithaa

Late CM Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away on Monday night, December 5 in Chennai after suffering from a cardiac arrest on Sunday. Jayalalithaa was revered by many in Tamil Nadu and tributes began to pour in as soon as the news of her demise broke.

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to express his grief. The ‘Pink’ actor tweeted, “Deeply grieved at the passing of Jayalalita ji…a strong woman..”. In another tweet, he added, “Jayalalitha ji the only CM of a State that celebrated 100 years of Indian Cinema… from all regions..most admirable!”

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Shah Rukh Khan posted, “Sad to hear the passing away of Jayalalithaaji… May her soul rest in peace.”

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The South industry too has come together to mourn the loss of Amma. Dhanush, Tamil film actor Sibi Sathyaraj, Khushbu Sundar, Prasanna and Jiiva took to their respective Twitter handles to offer their condolences.

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Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Amitabh-Bachchan-Shah-Rukh-Khan-Dhanush-condole-Jayalalithaas-demise/articleshow/55827398.cms