Thursday, 9 February 2012

Big B to undergo surgery

Amitabh Bachchan will undergo surgery this weekend, the actor revealed on his blog on Thursday.
The 69-year-old Bollywood actor didn't specify what the surgery was for, but referred to his stomach being a "battle-ground" which would have to "entertain this as well".
"It's a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal and still does. I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure," he wrote.
Bachchan, who underwent abdominal surgery six years ago, said there would be a CT scan before surgery.
The actor has had a series of stomach ailments in the recent past, stemming from his near fatal accident on the sets of "Coolie" in 1982.
"I wonder how wonderful it would be to be normal again. But this was my fate and I shall accept it with a smile," he wrote.
Bachchan's post drew concerned reactions from hundreds of readers and fans.
- Reuters

Raghu Dixit returns to The Southbank 18-19 April 2012

The Raghu Dixit Project’s raucous, inspiring performance at the Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre last year whet the appetite of existing and a large army of new fans who were given a first taste of the kaleidoscopic music produced by the band.
After subsequently vowing the crowds at Glastonbury, the Project is set to make a triumphant return to light up the dour Southbank Centre on the 18th and 19th April 2012.
As they did last year, Raghu and his band of eclectic, sarong-clad musicians will team up with English folk music band Bellowhead and the Southbank Centre’s resident choreographer Gauri Sharma Tripathi to provide a heady mixture of East and West for the fans.
Ms Tripathi’s participation will see the performance take the form of a musical with the musicians joined by dancers to recreate a story based on Girish Karnad’s play Hayavadana about a man’s search for identity.
The second half of the performance will see the Project join hands with Andy Mellon (trumpet), Brendan Kelly (saxophone) and Pete Flood (drums) from Bellowhead playing tracks from Raghu’s Antaragni days as well as more recent and new material.
For tickets and timings, visit
- The UKAsian


Housefull-2 is an upcoming Bollywood action comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. It is the sequel to the 2010 Bollywood commercially successful movie Housefull. The film will star Akshay Kumar opposite Asin Thottumkal in the lead. It will also feature Ritesh Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Randhir Kapoor and Chunkey Pandey from the original whilst new additions include John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee, Shreyas Talpade and others. It also features veteran actors such as Mithun Chakraborty and Rishi Kapoor in supporting roles.