Brits Vote Amitabh Bachchan Greatest Bollywood Star of All Time



He was the angry young man of Bollywood in the ’70’s and is now the elder statesman of the industry in the new century, but whichever Amitabh you prefer he’s the greatest in British voters’ eyes.  In a new poll taken by British Asian weekly newspaper Eastern Eye, Bachchan beat out all challengers to be voted #1 in the ‘100 Greatest Bollywood Stars‘ survey the paper conducted recently.

Amitabh Bachchan‘s career has spanned everything from his early hits ‘Sholay‘ and ‘Deewar‘ to a stint as a gameshow host in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati‘ to a less illustrious term in government. The Big B is the only Bollywood star to have his likeness cast in wax at Madame Tussad’s Wax Museum in London and even carried the torch for India in the 2012 London Olympics.  Bachchan’s career has spanned an incredible 40 years and he’s still going strong at 70 with stars half his age clamoring to work with the legend.

He has an incredibly full slate with his next film, the highly political ‘Satyagraha‘, coming out on August 30 2013 and no fewer than four films slated for release in the next few years.  Bollywood legend and Bachchan’s own choice as the greatest Dilip Kumar came in second with Shah Rukh Khan a close third, Madhuri Dixit the top female star at fourth, and Raj Kapoor rounding out the list at fifth.

The humble Bachchan once said “I have never really been confident about my career at any stage…” and that “Frankly I’ve never really subscribed to those adjectives tagging me as an ‘icon’, ‘superstar’, etc. I’ve always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.”  Well Mr. Bachchan, I think you can finally relax a bit and rest on your laurels as one of the greatest Bollywood actors ever!

Actor believes Bollywood films will get an Oscar

Even though Barfi didn’t make it past the nomination stage for an Academy award, Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor remains optimistic and hopeful. The hottie believes more Bollywood movies will be up for the Oscars very soon.



We hear co-star Priyanka Chopra reacted like a child when she found out about their movie Barfi not doing so well. Ranbir on the other hand, didn’t let the failure affect him. He’s extremely confident and believes Bollywood will have 5 movies running up for nominations in the near future.

That’s the spirit Ranbir! Never give up *wink*

Nonetheless–Barfi was still a fantastic movie.

Top Bollywood movies of 2012

Being the largest film producer in the world, Bollywood releases blockbusters each year. Here are the 10 TOP movies of 2012.


Ek Tha Tiger:  Ek that Tiger’s box office collection was 199.2 crore.  Lead stars of the film are Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.  It had good music, powerful action sequences and it’s just a different role for Salman Khan, which we like, since most of his recent films were blah.

Rowdy Rathore:  Akshay Kumar returned to Bollywood with Rowdy Rathore.  It had Sonakshi Sinha in the lead female role.  Box office collection of this film was Rs. 140 crore.  Prabhudeva directed the film and the action, dance and comedy made the movie worth watching.

Agneepath: This was actually one Bollywood’s first hits of 2012.  This was also a remake film and was directed by new director Karan MalhotraHrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt played crucial roles. It collected Rs. 120 crores at the box office.

Housefull 2:  This was the sequel of  the 2010 flick, Housefull.  The film could entertain the audience in spite of  the 12 unknown actors playing the lead roles. Sajid Khan directed the film and the comic sequences of the film made it stand out.  The film collected Rs.11 crores at the box office.

Barfi:  This was a sensitive love story with excellent performance by the leading actors that made the film worth watching. It was definitely an emotional ride for me.  Anurag Basu directed the film. Priyanka Chopra plays the female lead role – the character of an autistic girl. Barfi is nominated for an Oscar under the foreign movie category.  It made collections of Rs. 100 crore at the box office.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan:  This being the last movie directed by the late Yash Chopra.  Shah Rukh Khan’s intense emotions, Katrina and Anushka Sharma’s delicate performance helped the film collected Rs. 120 crores at the box office.  The film beautifully captured Kashmir Valley and was also shot partly in London.

Bol BachanBol Bachan is a remake of 1979 film Gol Maal.  Rohit Shetty is the director of the film.  Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgan played the lead roles.  The film collected more than Rs. 100 crore at the box office.

Son of Sardaar: This comedy collected Rs 105 crore at the box office and stood among the top movies of Bollywood.  Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha played the lead characters. The stunts of Ajay Devgan riding on two horses made the film a favorite with the masses.

TalaashThis movie is a suspense thriller and is directed by Reema Kagti.  The character of a Mumbai cop is played by Aamir Khan.  The suspense thriller collected Rs. 90 crore at the box office. Kareena Kapoor added some glam to the film.

OMG: Oh My God: The movie is a combination of humor with a good moral lesson at he end.  Box office collection of this movie crossed Rs. 70 crore.  Paresh Rawal played the lead character along with Akshay Kumar who played “God.”  Umesh Shukla directed the movie.

I can’t wait to see what Bollywood has in store for us in 2013.  Happy New Year!

Check out the Top 15 songs of 2012

The Frost Interview : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Sir David Frost travels to Mumbai to interview the Bollywood queen, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Watch as she talks openly about her relationship,controversy on-screen, her weight, and if she will ever return to the big screen again.

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