Tag: amitabh bachchan (last 300)

Do those come in LED?

(PMH Vid) Amitabh’s light bulb-encrusted outfit in ‘Yaarana.’

‘Shantaram’ on ice

(Indep) Bachchan: Nair told him ‘Shantaram’ film has been shelved. (ht: aa)

‘Parvarish’ clips

(Bigflix) ‘Parvarish’: ’70s Juhu Beach chaat stalls (at 0:42); Shabana dances with revolvers (2:01); Vinod Khanna and Amitabh in glorious ’70s polyester.


(Vid) Bollywood ‘Aladin’ stars Riteish Deshmukh, Miss Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandes, Amitabh, Sanjay Dutt.

Amitabh outranks you

(Imgur) MSN India reports on Amitabh Bachchan’s house before flooding of Bombay’s Mithi Creek.

‘Sholay’ for beginners

(Vid) Library’s gentle intro for ‘Sholay’ newbies with Aseem Chhabra and white American fans of Amitabh.

Adiga in MoJo

(MoJo·L) Adiga: Amitabh Bachchan used to act as coal miners and coolies. Now Hindi cinema focuses on rich characters. The longer I stay in India, the more the marginalized become invisible to me again, as they are to most middle-class Indians.

Bollywood Aussie boycott

(EconTimes) A 45K-member Indian film union boycotted filming in Australia until racist attacks were tackled. Two of last year’s biggest hits were filmed there. Amitabh Bachchan declined an honorary degree from an Australian university.

Big B May Reject Oz Hon. Doctorate

(Bigadda) I am faced with a dilemma...Queensland decorating me with an Honarary Doctorate... my conscience does not permit me to accept this decoration from a country that perpetrates such indignity to my fellow countrymen. Here is where I need your input... [via]

Ben Kingsley back to Bollywood

(Bollywoodhungama) Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley costar in a ’21’ remake called ‘Teen Patti’. Also starring Madhavan.

Amitabh doing the Robot

(Vid) Amitabh does the Robot and the ‘Thriller’ dance in ‘Pag Ghunghroo’ from ‘Namak Halal.’ At 5:25.

‘Slumdog’ day afternoon

(New Yorker) Amitabh Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty have criticized ‘Slumdog,’ but it’s is also set in TV production and features other stories of the rising middle class. Those who focus on the poverty are betraying their bias.

Red carpet in snow

(Vid) Bachchans at ‘Pink Panther 2’ premiere in NYC.

He got game

(Guardian) Dhaliwal: Bachchan’s reaction to ‘Slumdog’ is like Spike Lee getting hissy with Quentin Tarantino after he proved he could make hipper films about black people than Lee could. (ht: Shruti)

Indian ‘Slumdog’ wouldn’t have won

(Bigadda) Bachchan: ‘Slumdog’ projects India with a dirty underbelly, which thrives even in developed nations. It’s just that an idea authored by an Indian and directed by a Westerner gets Globe recognition. The other would perhaps not.

Big B in the hospital

(BBC) Amitabh Bachchan was being admitted to a Bombay hospital on his 66th birthday with acute abdominal pains. (ht: Shashwati)
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Bachchans on Long Island

(NYT) The Unforgettable tour gave Amitabh hagiographical voiceovers: ‘Even the way he stands makes an impact.’ He slipped into his character from ‘Deewar,’ his voice growing deep, mean and improbably raspy. Photos: [via]
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AB re-enacts Govgate

(Ristocrats) The Eliot Spitzer saga via subtitled Amitabh Bachchan clips. (thanks, AK)