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Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
Bachchan in 2009
Born Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Allahabad, United Provinces,
British India
Residence Prateeksha, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Almamater Sherwood College, Nainital Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
Occupation Actor, producer, singer, television presenter
Yearsactive 1969present
Spouse(s) Jaya Bhaduri (1973present)
Children Abhishek Bachchan
Shweta Nanda
Parents Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Teji Bachchan
Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan (IPA:[mtab bttn]; born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor. He first
gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Deewar and Zanjeer, and was dubbed India's first "angry young
man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning
more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history
of Indian cinema. So total was his dominance of the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director
Franois Truffaut called him a "one-man industry".
Bachchan has won many major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor (a record
he shares with Kamal Hassan and Mammootty), a number of awards at international film festivals and award
ceremonies and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at
Filmfare, with 39 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film
producer and television presenter. He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s. The Government of India honoured
him with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his contributions towards the arts.
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Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby, in which he played a non-Indian Jewish
character, Meyer Wolfsheim.
Early and personal life
See also: Bachchan family
Bachchan was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in north central India. His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a
Hindi poet, and his mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Punjabi Sikh from Faisalabad (now in Pakistan). Bachchan was
initially named Inquilaab, inspired from the phrase made famous during the Indian independence struggle, Inquilab
Zindabad, which means "long live revolution". However, at the suggestion of fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant,
Harivansh Rai changed the name to Amitabh which means, "the light that will never die." Though his surname was
Shrivastava, his father had adopted the pen-name Bachchan (meaning "child-like" in colloquial Hindi), under which
he published all his works. It is with this last name that Amitabh debuted in films, and, for all public purposes, it has
become the surname of all members of his family. Bachchan's father died in 2003 and his mother in 2007.
Bachchan is an alumnus of Sherwood College, Nainital and later attended Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He
has a younger brother, Ajitabh. His mother had a keen interest in theatre and had been offered a role in a film, but
preferred her domestic duties. She had some degree of influence in Bachchan's choice of career because she always
insisted that he should take the centre stage.
Bachchan is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri. The couple have two children, Shweta Nanda (wife of businessman
Nikhil Nanda) and Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek is also an actor and is married to actress Aishwarya Rai.
Early work: 19691972
Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's National Award winning film Bhuvan
Shome. Thereafter he got his first acting role as one of the seven protagonists in Saat Hindustani, a film directed by
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and featuring Utpal Dutt, Madhu and Jalal Agha.
Anand (1971) followed, where he starred alongside Rajesh Khanna. Bachchan's role as a doctor with a cynical view
of life garnered him his first Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. He then played his first negative role as an
infatuated lover-turned-murderer in Parwaana (1971). This was followed by several films including Reshma Aur
Shera (1971). During this time, he made a guest appearance in the film Guddi which starred his future wife Jaya
Bhaduri. He narrated part of the film Bawarchi. In 1972, he made an appearance in the road action comedy Bombay
to Goa, directed by S. Ramanathan. Many of his films during this early period did not do well, but that was about to
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Rise to stardom: 19731983
Bachchan and wife Jaya Bhaduri in 2013, the couple got
married in 1973, after the release of Zanjeer.
Director Prakash Mehra cast him in the leading role for the
film Zanjeer (1973) as Inspector Vijay Khanna. The film was
a sharp contrast to the romantically themed films that had
generally preceded it and established Amitabh in a new
personathe "angry young man" of Bollywood cinema.
Filmfare considers this one of the most iconic performances
of Bollywood history. The film was a huge success and one
of the highest grossing films of that year, breaking
Bachchan's dry spell at the box office and making him a star.
From then onwards, Bachchan became one of the most
successful leading men of the film industry. He earned his
first Filmfare nomination for Best Actor for Zanjeer. The
year 1973 was also when he married Jaya, and around this
time they appeared in several films together; not only in
Zanjeer but in films such as Abhimaan which followed and was released only a month after their marriage and was
also successful at the box office. Later, Bachchan played the role of Vikram, once again along with Rajesh Khanna,
in the film Namak Haraam, a social drama directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and scripted by Biresh Chatterjee
addressing themes of friendship. His supporting role won him his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
In 1974, Bachchan made several guest appearances in films such as Kunwara Baap and Dost, before playing a
supporting role in Roti Kapda Aur Makaan. The film, directed and written by Manoj Kumar, addressed themes of
honesty in the face of oppression and financial and emotional hardship and was the top earning film of 1974.
Bachchan then played the leading role in film Majboor, released on 6 December 1974, which was a remake of the
Hollywood film Zig Zag. The film was a success at the box office.
In 1975, he starred in a variety of film genres
from the comedy Chupke Chupke, the crime drama Faraar to the romantic drama Mili. 1975 was the year when he
appeared in two films which are regarded as important in Hindi cinematic history. He starred in the Yash Chopra
directed film Deewaar, opposite Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, and Neetu Singh, which earned him a Filmfare
Nomination for Best Actor. The film became a major hit at the box office in 1975, ranking in at number 4.
Indiatimes Movies ranks Deewaar amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. Released on 15 August 1975 was
Sholay, which became the highest grossing film of 1975 and also of all time in India, earning INR 2,364,500,000
equivalent to US$60 million, after adjusting for inflation. in which Bachchan played the role of Jaidev. In 1999,
BBC India declared it the "Film of the Millennium" and like Deewar, has been cited by Indiatimes movies as
amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. In that same year, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards
awarded it with the special distinction award called Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years.
In 1976 he was cast by Yash Chopra in the romantic family drama Kabhie Kabhie. Bachchan starred as a young poet
named Amit Malhotra who falls deeply in love with a beautiful young girl named Pooja (Raakhee) who ends up
marrying someone else (Shashi Kapoor). The film was notable for portraying Bachchan as a romantic hero, a far cry
from his "angry young man" roles like Zanjeer and Deewar. The film evoked a favourable response from critics and
audiences alike. Bachchan was again nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role in the film. That
same year he played a double role in Adalat as father and son. In 1977, he won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award
for his performance in Amar Akbar Anthony where he played the third lead opposite Vinod Khanna and Rishi
Kapoor as Anthony Gonsalves. The film was the highest grossing film of that year. His other successes that year
include Parvarish and Khoon Pasina. He once again resumed double roles in films such as Kasme Vaade (1978) as
Amit and Shankar and Don (1978) playing the characters of Don, a leader of an underworld gang and his look alike
Vijay. His performance won him his second Filmfare Best Actor Award. He also gave towering performances in
Yash Chopra's Trishul and Prakash Mehra's Muqaddar Ka Sikandar both of which earned him further Filmfare Best
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Actor nominations.
In 1979, Bachchan starred in Suhaag which was the highest earning film of that year. In the same year he also
enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success with films like Mr. Natwarlal, Kaala Patthar and The Great
Gambler. Amitabh was required to use his singing voice for the first time in a song from the film Mr. Natwarlal in
which he starred alongside Rekha. His performance in the film saw him nominated for both the Filmfare Best Actor
Award and the Filmfare Best Male Playback Awards. In 1979, he also received Best Actor nomination for Kaala
Patthar (1979) and then went on to be nominated again in 1980 for the Raj Khosla directed film Dostana, in which
he starred opposite Shatrughan Sinha and Zeenat Aman. Dostana proved to be the top grossing film of 1980. In
1981, he starred in Yash Chopra's melodrama film Silsila, where he starred alongside his wife Jaya and Rekha. Other
films of this period like Shaan (1980), Shakti (1982) which pitted him against the veteran actor Dilip Kumar were
not successful at the box office but Ram Balram (1980), Naseeb (1981) and Lawaaris (1981) were successful.
In 1982 he played double roles in the films Satte Pe Satta, Desh Premee and Bemisal and went a little further and
played a triple role in Mahaan (1983).
1982 injury while filming Coolie
On 26 July 1982, while filming Coolie in the University Campus in Bangalore, Bachchan suffered a near fatal
intestinal injury during the filming of a fight scene with co-actor Puneet Issar. Bachchan was performing his own
stunts in the film and one scene required him to fall onto a table and then on the ground. However, as he jumped
towards the table, the corner of the table struck his abdomen, resulting in a splenic rupture from which he lost a
significant amount of blood. He required an emergency splenectomy and remained critically ill in hospital for many
months, at times close to death. The public response included prayers in temples and offers to sacrifice limbs to save
him, while later, there were long queues of well-wishing fans outside the hospital where he was recuperating.
Nevertheless, he resumed filming later that year after a long period of recuperation. The film was released in 1983,
and partly due to the huge publicity of Bachchan's accident, the film was a box office success and the top grossing
film that year.
The director, Manmohan Desai, altered the ending of Coolie after Bachchan's accident. Bachchan's character was
originally intended to have been killed off but after the change of script, the character lived in the end. It would have
been inappropriate, said Desai, for the man who had just fended off death in real life to be killed on screen. Also, in
the released film the footage of the fight scene is frozen at the critical moment, and a caption appears onscreen
marking this as the instant of the actor's injury and the ensuing publicity of the accident.
Later, he was diagnosed with Myasthenia gravis. His illness made him feel weak both mentally and physically and
he decided to quit films and venture into politics. At this time he became pessimistic, expressing concern with how a
new film would be received and stated before every release, "Yeh film to flop hogi!" ("This film will flop").
Politics: 198487
In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of long-time family friend, Rajiv
Gandhi. He contested Allahabad's seat of 8th Lok Sabha against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar
Pradesh and won by one of the highest victory margins in general election history (68.2% of the vote). His political
career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years, calling politics a cesspool. The resignation followed
the implication of Bachchan and his brother in the "Bofors scandal" by a newspaper, which he vowed to take to
court. Bachchan was eventually found not guilty of involvement in the ordeal.
His old friend, Amar Singh, helped him during a financial crisis due to the failure of his company ABCL. Therefore
Bachchan started to support Amar Singh's political party, the Samajwadi Party. Jaya Bachchan joined the Samajwadi
party and became a Rajya Sabha member.
Bachchan has continued to do favours for the Samajwadi party,
including advertisements and political campaigns. These activities have recently gotten him into trouble in the Indian
courts for false claims after a previous incident of submission of legal papers by him, stating that he is a farmer.
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A 15-year press ban against Bachchan was imposed during his peak acting years by Stardust and some of the other
film magazines. In his defence, Bachchan claimed to have banned the press from entering his sets until late 1989.
Slump and retirement: 19881992
In 1988, Bachchan returned to films, playing the title role in Shahenshah, which was a box office success. After the
success of his comeback film however, his star power began to wane as all of his subsequent films like Jaadugar,
Toofan and Main Azaad Hoon (all released in 1989) failed at the box office. The 1991 hit film, Hum, for which he
won his third Filmfare Best Actor Award, looked like it might reverse this trend, but the momentum was short-lived
as his string of box office failures continued. Notably, despite the lack of hits, it was during this period that
Bachchan won his first National Film Award for Best Actor, for his performance as a Mafia don in the 1990 film
Agneepath. These years would be the last he would be seen on screen for some time. After the release of Khuda
Gawah in 1992, Bachchan went into semi-retirement for five years. With the exception of the delayed release of
Insaniyat (1994) which was also a box office failure, he did not appear in any new releases for five years.
Producer and acting comeback 199699
Bachchan turned producer during his temporary retirement period, setting up Amitabh Bachchan Corporation, Ltd.
(A.B.C.L.) in 1996, with the vision of becoming a 10 billion rupees (approx 250 million $US) premier entertainment
company by the year 2000.Wikipedia:Citation needed ABCL's strategy was to introduce products and services
covering the entire section of the India's entertainment industry. Its operations were mainstream commercial film
production and distribution, audio cassettes and video discs, production and marketing of television software,
celebrity and event management.Wikipedia:Citation needed Soon after the company was launched in 1996, the first
film produced by the company was Tere Mere Sapne, which failed to do well at the box office but launched the
careers of actors such as Arshad Warsi and South films star Simran.Wikipedia:Citation needed ABCL produced a
few other films, none of which did well.Wikipedia:Citation needed
In 1997, Bachchan attempted to make his acting comeback with the film Mrityudata, produced by ABCL. Though
Mrityudaata attempted to reprise Bachchan's earlier success as an action hero, the film was a failure both financially
and critically.Wikipedia:Citation needed ABCL was the main sponsor of the 1996 Miss World beauty pageant,
Bangalore but lost millions. The fiasco and the consequent legal battles surrounding ABCL and various entities after
the event, coupled with the fact that ABCL was reported to have overpaid most of its top level managers, eventually
led to its financial and operational collapse in 1997. The company went into administration and was later declared a
failed company by Indian Industries board.Wikipedia:Citation needed The Bombay high court, in April 1999,
restrained Bachchan from selling off his Bombay bungalow 'Prateeksha' and two flats till the pending loan recovery
cases of Canara Bank were disposed of. Bachchan had, however, pleaded that he had mortgaged his bungalow to
raise funds for his company.
Bachchan attempted to revive his acting career and had average success with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), and
received positive reviews for Sooryavansham (1999) but other films such as Lal Baadshah (1999) and Hindustan Ki
Kasam (1999) were box office failures.
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Return to prominence: 2000present
Bachchan at the IIFA Awards in 2006
In 2000, Amitabh Bachchan appeared in Yash Chopra's box-office hit,
Mohabbatein, directed by Aditya Chopra. He played a stern, older
figure that rivalled the character of Shahrukh Khan. His role won him
his third Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. Other hits followed,
with Bachchan appearing as an older family patriarch in Ek Rishtaa:
The Bond of Love (2001), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and
Baghban (2003). As an actor, he continued to perform in a range of
characters, receiving critical praise for his performances in Aks (2001),
Aankhen (2002), Khakee (2004) and Dev (2004). One project that did
particularly well for Bachchan was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black
(2005). The film starred Bachchan as an ageing teacher of a deaf-blind
girl and followed their relationship. His performance was unanimously
praised by critics and audiences and won him his second National Film
Award for Best Actor and fourth Filmfare Best Actor Award. Taking advantage of this resurgence, Amitabh began
endorsing a variety of products and services, appearing in many television and billboard advertisements. In 2005 and
2006, he starred with his son Abhishek in the hit films Bunty Aur Babli (2005), the Godfather tribute Sarkar (2005),
and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). All of them were successful at the box office. His later releases in 2006 and
early 2007 were Baabul (2006), Ekalavya and Nishabd (2007), which failed to do well at the box office but his
performances in each of them were praised by critics.
In May 2007, two of his films Cheeni Kum and the multi-starrer Shootout at Lokhandwala were released. Shootout at
Lokhandwala did well at the box office and was declared a semi-hit in India, while Cheeni Kum picked up after a
slow start and only had average success. A remake of his biggest hit, Sholay (1975), entitled Ram Gopal Varma Ki
Aag, released in August of that same year and proved to be a major commercial failure in addition to its poor critical
reception. The year also marked Bachchan's first appearance in an English-language film, Rituparno Ghosh's The
Last Lear. The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2007. He received
positive reviews from critics who hailed his performance as his best ever since Black. Bachchan was slated to play a
supporting role in his first international film, Shantaram, directed by Mira Nair and starring Hollywood actor Johnny
Depp in the lead. The film was due to begin filming in February 2008 but due to the writer's strike, was pushed to
September 2008. The film is currently "shelved" indefinitely. Vivek Sharma's Bhoothnath, in which he plays the title
role as a ghost, was released on 9 May 2008. Sarkar Raj, the sequel of the 2005 film Sarkar, released in June 2008
and received a positive response at the box-office. Paa, which released at the end of 2009 was a highly anticipated
project as it saw him playing his own son Abhishek's Progeria-affected 13-year-old son, and it opened to favourable
reviews, particularly towards Bachchan's performance. It won him his third National Film Award for Best Actor and
fifth Filmfare Best Actor Award. In 2010, he debuted in Malayalam film through Kandahar, directed by Major Ravi
and co-starring Mohanlal. The film was based on the hijacking incident of the Indian Airlines Flight 814. Bachchan
did not receive any remuneration for this film. In 2013 he made his Hollywood debut in The Great Gatsby playing
the role of Meyer Wolfsheim opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
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Television career
Amitabh Bachchan at KBC-5 Press Meet.
In 2000, Bachchan hosted the first season of Kaun Banega Crorepati
(KBC), the Indian adaptation of the British television game show, Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The show was well received. A second
season followed in 2005 but its run was cut short by STAR Plus when
Bachchan fell ill in 2006.
In 2009, Bachchan hosted the third season of the reality show Bigg
Boss.Wikipedia:Citation needed
In 2010, Bachchan hosted the fourth season of KBC. The fifth season
started on 15 August 2011 and ended on 17 November 2011. The show
became a massive hit with audiences and broke many TRP Records.
CNN IBN awarded Indian of the Year- Entertainment to Team KBC and
Bachchan. The Show also grabbed all the major Awards for its
category.Wikipedia:Citation needed
The sixth season was also hosted by Bachchan, commencing on 7
September 2012, broadcast on Sony TV and received the highest number
of viewers thus far.
He will debut in the fictional TV series titled Yudh playing the lead role
of businessman battling personal and professional life.
Bachchan is also the brand ambassador for Gujarat Tourism since 1
February 2010.
Bachchan speaking at a function in 2013
Bachchan is known for his deep, baritone voice. He has been a
narrator, a playback singer, and presenter for numerous programmes.
Renowned film director Satyajit Ray was so impressed with
Bachchan's voice that he decided to use Bachchan as the narrator in his
1977 film Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players).
Bachchan lent
his voice as a narrator to the 2001 movie Lagaan which was a super hit.
In 2005, Bachchan lent his voice to the Oscar-winning French
documentary March of the Penguins, directed by Luc Jacquet.
He also lent his voice to the following movies.
Balika Badhu (1975)
Tere Mere Sapne (1996)
Parineeta (2005)
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Swami (2007)
Zor Lagaa Ke...Haiya! (2009)
Kahaani (2012)
Krrish 3 (2013)
Mahabharat (2013)
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Awards, honours and recognitions
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan in conversation with Hollywood director Steven
Apart from National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards
and other competitive awards which Bachchan won for
his performances throughout the years, he has been
awarded several honours for his achievements in the
Indian film industry. In 1991, he became the first artist
to receive the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award,
which was established in the name of Raj Kapoor.
Bachchan was crowned as Superstar of the Millennium
in 2000 at the Filmfare Awards. The Government of
India awarded him with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the
Padma Bhushan in 2001. France's highest civilian
honour, the Knight of the Legion of Honour, was
conferred upon him by the French Government in 2007
for his "exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond". In 2011, actor Dilip Kumar blogged that Black
should have been nominated for an Oscar. Kumar added: "If any Indian actor, in my personal opinion, deserves the
world's most coveted award, it is you."
In 1999, Bachchan was voted the "greatest star of stage or screen" in a BBC Your Millennium online poll. The
organisation noted that "Many people in the western world will not have heard of [him]...[but it] is a reflection of
the huge popularity of Indian films." In 2001, he was honoured with the Actor of the Century award at the
Alexandria International Film Festival in Egypt in recognition of his contribution to the world of cinema. Many other
honours for his achievements were conferred upon him at several International Film Festivals, including the Lifetime
Achievement Award at the 2010 Asian Film Awards.
In June 2000, he became the first living Asian to have been modelled in wax at London's Madame Tussauds Wax
Museum. Another statue was installed in New York in 2009, Hong Kong in 2011, Bangkok in 2011 and Washington,
DC in 2012.
Amitabh Bachchan with the Olympic flame in
London on 27 July 2012
In 2003, he was conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the French
town of Deauville. He was honoured with an Honorary Doctorate by
the University of Jhansi, India, in 2004, the University of Delhi in
2006, the De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, in 2006, the Leeds
Metropolitan University in Yorkshire, UK, in 2007, the Queensland
University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, in 2011 and the
Jodhpur National University in 2013.
On 27 July 2012, Bachchan carried the Olympic torch during the last
leg of its relay in London's Southwark.
Severals books have been written about Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan:
the Legend was published in 1999, To be or not to be: Amitabh
Bachchan in 2004, AB: The Legend: (A Photographer's Tribute) in
2006 /, Amitabh Bachchan: Ek Jeevit Kimvadanti in 2006, Amitabh: The Making of a Superstar in 2006, Looking for
the Big B: Bollywood, Bachchan and Me in 2007 and Bachchanalia in 2009. Bachchan himself also wrote a book in
2002: Soul Curry for you and me An Empowering Philosophy That Can Enrich Your Life. In the early 80s,
Bachchan authorised the use of his likeness for the comic book character Supremo in a series titled The Adventures
of Amitabh Bachchan. In May 2014, La Trobe University in Australia named a Scholarship after Bachchan.
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Selected filmography
Main article: Amitabh Bachchan filmography
Year Film Role Notes
1971 Anand Dr Bhaskar Bannerjee (Babu Moshai) Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
1973 Namak Haraam Vikram (Vicky) Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
1977 Amar Akbar Anthony Anthony Gonsalvez Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1978 Don Don / Vijay Filmfare Award for Best Actor
1990 Agneepath Vijay Deenanath Chauhan National Film Award for Best Actor
1991 Hum Tiger / Shekhar Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2000 Mohabbatein Narayan Shankar Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2001 Aks Manu Verma Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
2005 Black Debraj Sahani National Film Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
2009 Paa Auro National Film Award for Best Actor
Filmfare Award for Best Actor
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Further reading
Mazumdar, Ranjani. Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007
ISBN 978-0-8166-4942-6
Bhawana Somaaya (1 February 1999). Amitabh Bachchan: The Legend (http:/ / books. google. com/
books?id=VSxlAAAAMAAJ). Macmillan India Limited. ISBN978-0-333-93355-8.
Bhawana Somaaya (2009). Bachchanalia: The Films and Memorabilia of Amitabh Bachchan (http:/ / books.
google. com/ books?id=8DlePgAACAAJ). Osian's-Connoisseurs of Art. ISBN978-81-8174-027-4.
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