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Forty-something always pretends he's Amitabh when riding a bicycle

Forty-something always pretends he’s Amitabh when riding a bicycle

Tampa, FL – Amar Bhalla is an avid bicyclist who pretends he’s Amitabh from an old Bollywood movie whenever he’s riding his bike. Unitl now, his wife was unaware and wondered why he cycled so erratically. “Man, I loved Amitabh when I was a kid,” said Mr. Bhalla. “My parents took me to see Sholay in the theater when I was 3. I’ve seen every movie of his and watched the good ones over & over again. And ever since I could ride a bike, I’ve pretended that I’m Amitabh in Muqaddar Ka Sikkandar – you know, Rote Hue and all that. … Continue reading

Amitabh Bachchan developing new game show aimed at ABCDs

Amitabh Bachchan developing new game show aimed at ABCDs

MUMBAI, India – Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is developing a new game show aimed at young people of Indian origin. Tentatively titled How Indian Are You?, the format will be a general knowledge quiz show to determine which contestant is the Most Indian of Them All. Mr. Bachchan will produce the gameshow with BIG Synergy, the company behind the super hit, Kaun Banega Crorepati. “The Indian Diaspora is incredibly diverse,” said Mr. Bachchan. “Indian people are found all over the world, on every continent except Antarctica, which is just too damn cold and has terrible cellular service. But the struggles of being Indian are the … Continue reading

Amitabh Bachchan – the comic book superhero?!

Apparently, my childhood is incomplete because I completely missed a comic book starring Amitabh Bachchan. This man was my idol back when I watched Indian movies – and I only watched his movies, for the most part. I figure that I missed it because it sold out and TV was very limited there in the 80s and it was likely not considered news-worthy. Here’s how the idea was hatched: Adventures of Amitabh Bachchan was the result of an incident that IBH publisher Pammi Bakshi witnessed while she was standing in the balcony of her flat (or so the story goes). Bakshi … Continue reading