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Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay DuttBoth of them have striking persona, have almost similar built and look stunning on the silver screen. We are talking about Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt.

The two Bollywood biggies will be seen sharing the screen after a long time.

The duo will play Punjabi police officers in Apoorva Lakhia`s upcoming thriller. The film is believed to be set against the backdrop of 1980s Khalistan movement.

Bachchan will play a police sharp shooter while Sanjay Dutt will play super cop KPS Gill.

The thriller is all about Operation Bluestar in 1984 in which several Sikh terrorists fled to Mumbai and started establishing their base in the city. They spread violence and extortion.

The two stars earlier worked together in the film ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’.

amitabh bachanThe entire world of music has been engulfed in deep sorrow by the sudden demise of King of Pop Michael Jackson. Bollywood king Amitabh Bachchan also shares his exhilarating experience of meeting Michael Jackson in person in a rare tribute to the King of Pop.

“Mesmerized by his brilliance in each and every department of music and performance, he changed the very psyche, of not just the kind of music he was making, but also the psyche of the listening audience. Nothing compared to him. He was just this incredible perfection that God could have possibly created in his mercy”, says AB in his blog.

He also reveals that he had the rare opportunity of witnessing Michael Jackson’s live performance during his stay in the USA for medial treatment.

Big B appreciates his phenomenal performance by saying, “With a bit of shoving and pushing we finally were able to seek deliverance – the space to finally rest our posteriors. This unfortunately lasted just a few seconds, for, a huge bang of music almost immediately, tore our eardrums away and a blinding light from the stage on one end, accompanied by the most decibel led roar from 100,000, got everyone on their feet again !! And that is how we remained for the next three hours !! For almost 45 minutes the build up kept us in hungry anticipation and then… almost by magic.. he was on stage… NOTHING WAS HEARD THENCE, NOTHING WAS SEEN THERAFTER, NOTHING BUT UTTER.. UTTER .. HALUCIGENIC MADNESS !!”

Amitabh met the rockstar in person in early 90’s while he was staying at Helmsley Palace Hotel, New York.

“He was soft spoken, very humble and most polite. Introduced me to his Mother who accompanied him and then I was out of there !!”, says AB about the meeting.

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is going to do something which he has never done before. As per the reports, Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a bald look in Hollywood …
Amitabh Bachchan is going bald for his Hollywood movie…

The Big B has demanded a change in his wardrobe and hairdo, only for his wax dummy at Madame Tussauds  in London.

Amitabh Bachchan is a phenomenon and that is why we made him a part of Madame Tussauds. He visited us recently and wanted an updated wax figure because he now sports a different look and wardrobe,” says Ben Lovett, spokesperson of Madame Tussauds. There are four wax figures of Indian origin at the museum.

Mahatma Gandhi was the first, followed by Big B, then Aishwarya and Shah Rukh Khan.

“We waxed the Mahatma because he impacted the world history, Big B came in because of his persona, Ash for her worldwide popularity and Shah Rukh Khan because we received thousands of fan requests,” says Ben Lovett.

It takes about four months to make one wax figure. About five hours are spent with the celebrity whose wax figure is being. “For us, making Ash’s wax figure was the most difficult as she is flawless,” adds Ben. Will we see Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty at the museum soon? “We will not come out with a new wax figure till mid-2008 . But if the Indian presence increases, the people will be drawn from the fields of entertainment and cricket. That’s because Britain loves them.”

Director Robby Grewal wants to cast Amitabh Bachchan as Lord Krishna in a contemporary film after an autobiographical take on his adolescence in “Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar” (MP3).

“It isn’t Lord Krishna in his mythical avatar but a modern coach of a basketball team who plays chess-like games with a group of youngsters and manipulates their lives into shapes that were never meant to be,” Robby Grewal told to the sources.

“Only Mr. Bachchan can play a god convincingly. I’ve already approached him. And if things go well, the film will soon be on,” the director added.

Like his “MP3”, the film, tentatively entitled “Isht”, will also feature young faces apart from the Big B.

Robby Grewal started his career with the spunky Sushmita Sen thriller “Samay” four years ago.

“I agree ‘MP3’ is a long way off from ‘Samay’. MP3 is a film that I wanted to make first. It’s the story of my own teen years. Many of the incidents from my protagonist Ruslaan Mumtaz’s life, including the way he meets the girl, are from my own life in the Delhi Army School. For that matter, all the hero’s friends are based on guys I knew personally in school.”

“I’m not saying that first love is the height of passion or that it decides all future relationships for the protagonist. First love is as special as a first film. I love ‘Samay’, and though ‘MP3’ contains scenes from my own life, it was harder to make.

Robby Grewal said: “I think ‘Isht’ would be tougher than both the films.”

IIFA brand ambassador and Bollywood mega superstar Amitabh Bachchan propagated the message of ‘Global Cool’ at the beautiful county of Yorkshire in northern Britain where the awards were held over the past weekend.

The IIFA weekend was not just about the awards. This year the awards propagated the message of “Global Cool” by asking people to reduce carbon emissions.

“We are not asking much from the people. If they just make a small effort and change their lifestyle, it will make a huge difference,” Bachchan said.Over the past weekend, the picturesque county of Yorkshire in northern Britain earned the label of a Bollywood hotspot after the IIFA awards ceremony.

The three-day IIFA weekend held in five cities of the county not only gave the huge expatriate populace a glimpse of their favourite stars but also boosted the tourism potential of Yorkshire.

“We were asked many a time why we invested so much in getting the IIFA here, but for us the question is purely of getting in as many tourists as possible. Indians are the biggest spenders in the UK and we want to cash in on that,” Judith Donovan, chairperson of the Yorkshire Tourist Board, said during the weekend to the sources.

The event was attended by the eminent personalities of Bollywood, thus giving huge visibility to the Yorkshire Tourism campaign, what with posters put up all over the place and aggressive news coverage provided by local news channels.

But business aside, it was time for Englishmen to get a taste of real Bollywood masala at the awards night on Saturday as Shilpa Shetty , Salman Khan , Abhishek Bachchan and Akshay Kumar danced their way into Yorkshire.

While Hrithik Roshan walked away with the Best Actor award for Krrish , Rani Mukherjee got the Best Actress trophy for her performance in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna .

Cult movie Rang De Basanti was adjudged the Best Film while Rajkumar Hirani was named the Best Director for Lage Raho Munnabhai .

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