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Balki makes ‘Bbuddah…’ promos, Big B ecstatic


June 19th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Adfilmmaker-turned-director R. Balki has voluntarily made four different promos for Amitabh Bachchan's forthcoming film "Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap" and an overwhelmed Big B says ... Read more...

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Bieber meets fan with progeria


December 7th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber made the dream of a young British fan with the rapid ageing condition progeria come true by meeting her during his stay in London.Hayley ... Read more...

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Working class malady - Bollywood’s on-screen illnesses!


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Progeria, paraplegia, anterograde amnesia - Bollywood's current portrayal of unusual ailments might be drawing applause from the elite, but it is leaving front benchers baffled.If Hrithik ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan At National Awards - Rare Thing Happens!


October 25th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): When there is Amitabh Bachchan the rare things happen and the 57th National Award held in Delhi was no different. A very formal function where each ... Read more...

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National Award inspire us to do better, say winners


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Ecstatic, was the overwhelming feeling among the winners of the 57th National Awards and they said the prestigious honour has boosted their morale and inspired them ... Read more...

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Who Inspires Sriti Jha?


June 26th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):If Bollywood exposed to us dyslexia, progeria, and autism, television has often concentrated on the basic physical disabilities such as blindness, deafness, as well as dumbness. Actress ... Read more...

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‘Paa’ to be screened at Krakow Film Festival (Film Snippets)


April 10th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's hit film "Paa" on a child suffering from progeria is slated to be screened at the The International Festival of Independent Cinema in ... Read more...

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‘Paa’ is tax free in Gujarat after Bachchan visit


January 8th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) The Gujarat government has granted tax exemption to the Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Paa", that deals with a rare medical disorder, progeria or accelerated ageing. A notification granting the ... Read more...

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Faces 2009


December 31st, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaIt was a relatively quiet year for some of the icons of showbiz. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek spent most of the year shooting Mani Ratnam's Raavan in ... Read more...

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Bihar man with progeria dies with an unfulfilled wish


December 25th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 25 (IANS) Ikramul Khan, who was suffering from progeria, a disease that accelerates the ageing process, died in Bihar's Saran district Friday with an unfulfilled wish of meeting Bollywood ... Read more...

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Response to Auro is miraculous: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


December 19th, 2009 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) The poignant story of 13-year-old Auro who suffers from progeria in "Paa" has touched many hearts and megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he never expected ... Read more...

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AIDS workers mimic Bollywood character for decent salaries


December 15th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Akola (Maharashtra), Dec 15 (ANI): AIDS workers in Maharastra's Akola town took a leaf out of a latest Bollywood flick to protest step-motherly treatment to them.The workers wore the mask of ... Read more...

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Big B holds special screening of Paa in Chennai


December 6th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 6 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan held a special screening of his latest movie 'Paa' for the cast and crew of the film in Chennai on Saturday.Directed by ... Read more...

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Lawsuit filed against ‘Paa’ in Patna court


December 5th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) A lawsuit has been filed in a court here charging Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with violating the diabilities act through his latest film "Paa" in which he ... Read more...

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The Movie Paa Dealing With Progeria Releases Today


December 4th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan BhaduriDec.04 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The movies dealing with people afflicted with rare diseases generally attract people from various levels of society if the story is told in a convincing way. Today, ... Read more...

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‘Jiyo Befikar’ with Abhishek-Vidya


December 4th, 2009 - 1:51 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bajaj Allianz in an event today announced its association with AB Crop and Reliance Big pictures' film "Paa'. On the occasion, they included life insurance cover on Progeria- a rare disorder ... Read more...

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Brothers suffering from progeria want to meet Bachchan


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) Two brothers, Ikramul Khan and Ali Hussain who are suffering from progeria, a disease that accelerates ageing process, say their last wish is to meet Bollywood megastar ... Read more...

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‘Paa’ to release in 20 countries with 700 prints


November 30th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan's much-awaited "Paa", in which Big B plays a 13-year-old boy suffering from progeria that accelerates the ageing process, will release Friday in 20 countries with ... Read more...

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I can proudly tell my kids Big B was my first child: Vidya Balan


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who is playing Amitabh Bachchan's mother in her forthcoming movie "Paa", says that now she can proudly tell everyone that the 67-year-old ... Read more...

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Abhishek is a relaxed producer: R. Balki (Film Snippets)


November 17th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Director R. Balakrishnan says that Abhishek Bachchan, who is acting in and also producing "Paa", is a very relaxed producer and has no hang ups. "Paa", in ... Read more...

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‘Paa’ offers simple yet delightful music (IANS Music Review)


November 17th, 2009 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Film: "Paa"; Music Director: Ilayaraja; Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire; Singers: Shilpa Rao, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan and Amitabh Bachchan; Lyricist; Rating: ***"Paa" is a film with an unusual story and music ... Read more...

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Amitabh, Aamir to discuss marketing strategies for ‘Paa’, ‘3 Idiots’


November 15th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are leaving no stone unturned to promote their upcoming films "Paa" and "3 Idiots" respectively - the two are ... Read more...

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I would prefer a son like Abhishek: Vidya


November 15th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Vidya Balan, who plays Amitabh Bachchan's mother in "Paa", was so impressed by Abhishek's caring behaviour towards his father during the shooting that she confesses she would ... Read more...

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‘Paa’ is an emotional film: Director


November 5th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) The film "Paa", in which Amitabh Bachchan plays a patient of a rare disorder called progeria is not an educational movie, but in fact an "emotional story ... Read more...

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Junior Bachchan to don politician’s garb in ‘Paa’


October 13th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) After chic and cool in "Dostana", Abhishek Bachchan goes for a makeover in R. Balakrishnan's "Paa" -- the actor will be seen mostly in white kurta-pyjamas in ... Read more...

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I’ll do important roles till 80 like Ashok Kumar: Amitabh (Lead, Oct 11 is Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday)


October 10th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has never been busier. The Bollywood megastar, who turns 67 Sunday, has three films lined up for release, is hosting a popular ... Read more...

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I’ll do important roles till 80 like Ashok Kumar: Amitabh (Oct 12 is Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday)


October 10th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has never been busier. The Bollywood megastar, who turns 67 Monday, has three films lined up for release, is hosting a popular ... Read more...

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Little Kiran plays Little Amitabh


August 8th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Kiran Shah, a 53 year old actor of Indian origin who has acted in several Hollywood films since the 1970s, has been chosen to play the five-year old Amitabh Bachchan in ... Read more...

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