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But there's something about Big B not the Big Bull of stock markets that's not so well-known, or well documented - his equity investments. Curiously, at a time when the world's in a selling mode, Bachchan has picked up a few stocks.
Last week, the actor bought three lakh shares of Fineotex Chemicals through open market purchases on the BSE. The actor seems to have averaged out when he bought another bundle of 80, shares at According to Capitaline database, post the bulk purchases, Bachchan holds 1.
Till earlyBachchan held 3. According to a Mumbai-based wealth manager, who knows an accountant servicing the Bachchans, the actor has investments in several smaller listed and unlisted companies.
According to investment declarations made by his wife Jaya Bachchanin her capacity as Rajya Sabha member inBachchan has investments worth Bachchan, when contacted, declined to comment on his investments. And an email query sent to his office remained unanswered. The issue debuted on the exchange at Fineotex launched its crore public offering in March at an offer price of The stock is currently trading at on the BSE.
The speciality company has reported 1. According to trade magazine Box Office India, the trend of early morning shows and advance bookings across cinemas in India, started due to craze for Amitabh Bachchan films from mid s.
The crowds would start queuing up as early as 5 AM in morning even though ticket counters normally opened at 11 AM. The queues for tickets of Amitabh Bachchan films would even extend upto kilometers and cause traffic jams on roads.
The craze among crowds was so massive that often police had to be called to manage the crowd. Such demand for a star's film has never been witnessed before or since. Cousin's name is Harvinder Kaur. She is Amitabh's mother's sister's daughter. Harvinder is 5 years younger to Amitabh.
Her mother's name was Govind Kaur. Cousin's names are Kishore Srivastava and Ashok Srivastava. They are the son's of Amitabh's dad's brother Shaligram Shrivastava. Niece named Naina Bachchan. She is married to actor Kunal Kapoor. Nephew name is Ravi Srivastava.
He is the son of cousin Kishore Srivastava. Niece's name is Nilima Bachchan. Niece named Namrita Bachchan Daughter of Ajitabh who is a famous artist. They are the children of actor Rajeev Verma, who is married to Jaya's sister Rita. The first nephew's name is Shiladitya Verma. He is a painter based in Bhopal. He is married to Poorvi Karanwar. The other nephew's name is Thathaghat Verma.
He is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He is married to Darshika Mahajan. Mother's birth name was Tejwant Kaur Suri. Amitabh was to play a fisherman. The film got shelved. Amitabh turned down the role as he did not want to play Feroz Khan's father.
Was signed for the film Kartoos opposite Meenakshi in The film financier's backed out as they did not want Amitabh to play a negative character. The film was later started again with Sanjay Dutt.
Was offered Sunny Deol's role in Dacait but turned it down. He declined as he felt the role was too small. Starred in Prakash Mehra's shelved film "Kaayar". Co starring Anita Raaj and Raj Babbar. This was in the s. Prakash Mehra shelved the film as he felt it was too similar to Manoj Kumar's Sanyasi.
It was later remade as "Jagir". The album consisted of a few of Amitabh's songs remixed and a lot of dialogs mixed with dance music. The album was a major favorite in night clubs abroad in the s. Co starring Sanjay Dutt. The films storyline was similar to Jo Bole So Nihal.
Pran's son Sunil Sikand tried his hand at filmmaking. InPran co-produced "Lakshmanrekha" for his son. This was in His niece Namrita Bachchan daughter of Ajitabh participated in a swimming marathon for charity with music composer legend, Biddu. Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan hold the Guinness World record for being the only father-son duo to have played reversed roles on-screen in Paa His father's first wife's name was Shyma.
Directed by Mansoor Khan. Starred in Sujoy Ghosh's shelved movie "Borivali" Co starring Nseeruddin Shah. Directed by Vicky Chopra.
The film was shelved to start "Fight Club". Starred in the shelved movie "DOGS" Many actress' s were approached for the lead role. The film was to be directed by Mukul Abhyankar.
The story line was about two brothers. Amitabh was to be a dog trainer who is banned from the dog training academy due to violent behavior. Rishi Kapoor is his younger brother who is mentally deranged. Problems start when Rishi Kapoor gets involved with a prostitute.
As time goes by, the prostitute is more attracted to Amitabh than Rishi. Starred in Somnath Sen's shelved film Professor and Musician. Starred in the shelved film "Raftaar - No Way Out". Starring Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham. Directed by Sriram Raghavan. Produced and Directed by KC Bokadia.
Starred in RituParno Ghosh's shelved untitled film. The story was about a father who over shadows his son. Starred in the shelved movie "Kutumb" The film was based on the movie Godfather. Shammi Kapoor approached him for the lead role in Bundal Baaz.
He declined as he didn't have any dates. Granddaughter Navya Naveli was born on December 6, Jaya Bachchan wanted to name her Garima. Starred in Raju Patel's shelved film "Tandoor". He was to star opposite a Hollywood actress who was going to play a lawyer. The film was to be directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. The film got shelved due to disagreement on the films budget between Nagesh and Raju Patel.
The yet untitled project was be based on a family oriented subject with Jaya Bachchan playing Ash's mother.
It is learnt that actor Vinod Khanna and Mrs Bachchan play a separated couple in the movie. Sharbani Deodhar was directing the film. Amitabh Bachchan himself chose not to enact the lead role opposite Jaya because the two elderly characters in the movie are not shown married to one another.
Vinod Khanna's name for the role was suggested by the Big B only. The film was likely to go on floors in September It was be shot in Mumbai and London. The film was shelved after announcement.
Mishra became the producer of the film and the shooting started with Dharmendra. After 8 years when Kamal Amrohi went to Hollywood for the special effects of the film. Kabir Bed was surprised to see Kamal there and to know the film not completed yet. Inhe was engaged with a air hostess for British Airways. Her name was Maya. The same team before had made ' Jurmana' and Bemisaal together. The same team were to make the 3rd film together.
It was shot for a week but was then shelved due to Amitabh's accident on ' Coolie' sets. Sadly then the film was shelved after Ramesh Sippy and Nadiadwala had a falling out over money and later after some years the tittle Laadla was used for this Anil Kapoor film. Maternal great grandfather name was Sunder Singh Suri.
Paternal great grandfather name is Munshi Ishwari Prasad. Paternal uncle name is Shaligram Shrivastava. He wrote the famous book "Prayag Pradeep" in It was based on the political history of Allahabad. Granduncle name is Bindeshwari Prasad. Great grandfather name is Bhola Nath Shrivastava.
He was the father of Pratap Narayan Shrivastava Amitabh's grandfather. Amitabh was involved with a girl named Karuna in college. His best friend Raj Saroagi was involved with Karuna's sister.
Years later inAmitabh bought a house from Raj Saroagi in Delhi. Daughter Shweta's birth name is " Shvetambara". Saraswati, The Godess of Learning. Amitabh had came to Bombay in the late 60's to meet producers and hopefully get a screen test. He was screen tested by Mohan Segal on yhe sets of Sajan. Amitabh had impressed Manoj Kumar. Manoj was able to get Amitabh the role of Nutan's husband in Yaadgar. But by then Amitabn had left back for Calcutta.
Manoj decided to cast Amitabh years later when he made Roti Kapda Makaan. Amitabh had sent his pictures to the Filmfare Madhuri contest. Amitabh' pictures were rejected, but Mr. Arvind Kumar of Madhuri was confident that this was a face of a star. He sent the pictures to Suni Dutt's office Ajanta Arts.
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Suni Dutt was impressed with the pictures and passed them around to his colleagues to get their opinion. They all responded in negative. Many criticized his face and height. But Suni Dutt felt that Amitabh had something special in him. Amitabh starred in a unreleased Assamese film, titled "Sonti", was directed by Amit Mitra in and Amitabh Bachchan played a key role in the action-packed movie.
While shooting for the film was almost complete, it was never released due to a clash between the producers, director and distributors. Amitabh Bachchan played a positive character in 'Sonti'. The Assamese audience has missed a good opportunity of watching Amitabh Bachchan portraying a character in an Assamese movie," Eastern Chronicle quoted Dinesh Das, who had also acted in the movie.
It was a story about an orphan boy and his struggle of life. It was a good experience working with Amitabh Bachchan who was then one of the superstars of Bollywood. I will cherish it forever.
The film starred Amitabh Bachchan and Leena Chandarvarkar. The film got shelved due to lack of finances. Starred in the shelved film Chanakya- Chandragupt Starred in the shelved film " Aasman" Directed by Mohan Kumar. Starred in the shelved film S. The film was shelved due to being over budget. Boxing legend Muhammed Ali was going to have a guest appearance in the film. The film's script being incomplete was the reason the film was shelved.
Directed by Shakti Samanta. Directed by Manmohan Desai. The film was shelved due to many problems in the script.
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It was restarted with Amitabh and Anita Raj in Once again it got shelved again. The film was shelved due to Amitabh's Coolie accident.
Years later some scene's were later used in the film. The scene when the little boy carries his dead father's body to the cremation place. Raj Sippy attempted to restart the film with Jackie Shroff in All plans were dropped. The film was later launched with Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tandon in Sanjay Khanna was to direct the film. It was once again shelved. Directed by Prayag Raj. The film was shelved due to the financiers and distributors not liking the idea of Amitabh playing a negative role.
Years later Nadiadwala started Kartoos with Sanjay Dutt but with a different script. Kimi's ole was offered to Anu Aggarwal but she did not want to act in films at this point. The two other heroines roles were finally scrapped.
The film was shelved due to Amitabh's health issue. Directed by Tinnu Anand. The film was shelved due to many similarities with Ganga Jamuna Saraswati. After a month long shooting, Amitabh was replaced by the director. The director's reasoning was due to Amitabh's then flop status, no distributors were buying the film. Amitabh even shot for a song with Rekha. The film flopped and Amitabh's Zanjeer became a blockbuster.
The song with Amitabh can be seen on YouTube. The film was shelved due to its high budget. Years later actor, producer Rajan Sippy wanted to revive the script and make the film. The film was based on Subodh Gosh's short story. The film was shelved due to Amitabha and Subahsh Ghai having several ego clashes. Plus Boney Kapoor kept advising Ghai that Devaa would be too expensive a film and would not recover its money. He should start Ram Lakhan with Anil Kapoor as that would be more financially a better film.
Prakash Mehra had a script with him for many years. The film was shelved because it was too similar to Manoj Kumar's Sanyasi. Akshay agreed to the film, but asked Prakash Mehra to replace Sanjay Dutt. Akshay told Ptakash he would not be comfortable to work with Sanjay Dutt due to his problems during the making of Amaanat.
Prakash Mehra decided to replace Akshay with Puru Raajkumar. Sanjay Dutt also left the film and Jeetendra was signed. Again he had to shelve the film because the second half of the film was the exact same as the Rishi Kapoor, Nana Patekar film Hum Dono. Prakash Mehra then decided to make a new film. Chetan Anand first conceived a project in the s as Salim-Anarkali with his muse, Priya Rajvansh, as the courtesan and the then rising star, Amitabh Bachchan, as Salim.
The music was to have been scored by Madan Mohan, but he died in while working on the soundtrack. Anand subsequently shelved the film. He tried to revive it in the s as Mallika-e-Hind with Madhuri Dixit, but this project too did not take off. Directed by Ramesh Sippy. The song Jhooma Chumma was originally recorded for this film. When the film got shelved, Mukul Anand requested he use the song for Hum.
Starred in the shelved film "Captain " The film did not take off. There was talk of Amitabh to do a small role in Siddhartha.
That did not work out. Indian adult film actor "Ameatabh Bachan" took this screen name as he is a huge fan of the legend.
Dev Anand was going to produce a film titled "Godfather" with Amitabh in the lead,directed by Anil Sharma. Dev was not going to act in the film. Amitabh then later went into politics and the film was shelved.
The film was shelved due to Amitabh's sudden illness. The film was shelved due to Amitabh and Subahsh Ghai having several ego clashes.
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Subhash Ghai felt Amitabh was not being professional. He would keep arriving late on the sets,then leave saying he felt ill. Amitabh would promise to make up for the missed time the next day but would back out from his promise.
The next day Habib Nadiadwala called Subhash Ghai and yelled at him for making Amitabh shot while being sick. Ghai did not like this and had enough. Amitabh's secretary Sheetal would deal and talk to Subhash Ghai. Subhash Ghai wanted to deal with Amitabh directly. Then Amitabh would shoot only a few days then cancel the other dates given. Subhash Ghai felt Amitabh was not concentrating properly on the film. Subhash felt this film was a once in a lifetime film and needed proper attention.
Subhash Ghai also was very upset with the film's joint producer Habib Nadiadwala. Habib would constantly speak on Amitabh's behalf and yell at Ghai for making Amitabh shoot for the film despite Amitabh being very ill. Subhash stated that Amitabh canceled some dates and had given them to other producers. He would not have minded but felt Amitabh was not being fully honest. Subhash felt a certain distance with Amitabh and felt they did not bond well. Subhash needed a family like atmosphere.
Subhash finally flew down to Madras where Amitabh was shooting for Shahenshah and broke the news to him. Amitabh felt that maybe Ghai was shelving the film due to the Bofors scandal. Ghai denied this and said he was shelving it due to the stress he was going thru while shooting the film. Amitabh on the other hand did not like Ghai's attitude and was not happy with his working style. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan,Madhuri Dixit.
The film was shelved after the announcement. Ketan Desai had signed Amitabh for the film Ramaiya in The film was shelved after a short while. It was revived in with Kabir Bedi and Madhavi. He has done dual roles in 15 movies including a triple role in Mahaansix of which are of father and lookalike sons.
Inwhile searching for work, Amitabh landed up on the sets of the shelved film "Captain Karan B. Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar. It would be based on a child befriending a criminal. It was based on the Hollywood movie The Professional. He later dropped all plans. The script was originally to be made by Mehul Kumar for Mrityudaata. Mehul decided to go with a more patriotic film.
The Professional was later made as Bichoo with Bobby Deol. Signed the lead role in Shalimar but opted out for unknown reasons. Pachisia,Directed by Prakash Mehra. Before he tried his luck in Bollywood, he visited the studios of All India Radio multiple times to become a radio presenter, but failed to make the cut as Ameen Sayani didn't clear him.
Played the role of son to his own son's character in Paa