December 01, 2005


Bollywood_news Bollywood's biggest celeb, Amitabh Bachchan, went into the hospital last week for some "minor surgery". Once the surgery was over it came out that his minor surgery was actually major surgery. Apparently the Big B was suffering from colitis, and now after nearly two hours of surgery he's apparently recovering in the Intensive Care Unit of Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital. Indians here and there prayed for his recovery (see right), which brought back memories of 1983 when he was injured while shooting COOLIE and almost died, practically shutting down India for three days while people prayed for his recovery.

Up and coming pipsqueak, Saif Ali Khan, has turned down a role in Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming remake of SHOLAY so the role has gone to ol' reliable Ajay Devgan who's putting a brave face on it.

And the el cheapo motorcycle movie about pizza delivery boys who steal money, DHOOM, is getting the sequel treatment. With 8 crore budgeted just for the action scenes, DHOOM II stars super-big stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. I was believing this one until they went and said "Aishwarya Rai".

And, by the way, if you know how much a crore is, chime in. Cause I sure don't. Except I know it's a lot of rupees.

December 1, 2005 at 06:42 PM in News | Permalink


India has a different numbering system based on tens

lakh (lac) = 1,00,000 or Hundred thousand
crore = 1,00,00,000 or Ten million

so 8 crore would be 80 million rupees or a bit more than $1.7 million.

Is that a lot? It probably wouldn't buy 20 minutes of Julia Roberts' time on a set.

Posted by: ehsohmer | Dec 2, 2005 9:48:41 AM

This is Prashant from Germany.

Mr Amitabh bachchan is simply THE BEST on this earth.
we all love him and wish him, his Family a very long, happy life.

since i am also an Avctor in Germany, he is my favourite and because of him am some thing in this industry.
i hope/ wish i can touch his feet
can u help me?????????


Posted by: Prashant(Indian guy) from Germany | Jan 13, 2006 6:36:56 AM

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