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The Six Degrees of Amitabh Bachan

The Big B may be in Dubai for two film awards ceremonies on the same night, but how can we connect him to a French celebrity Chef through UAE royalty?

December 16, 2010 2:48 by

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan: This man IS Bollywood. He is worshipped not only in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, but worldwide, especially here in the Middle East. And we are not using the word lightly; Kipp knows of people who haven’t washed their hands for weeks after they got the chance to shake his hand. Coming from an unusually low-profile background (especially in the nepotistic industry that is Bollywood), Bachchan’s uncharacteristically tall and lanky frame and somewhat crooked looks have charmed generations Bollywood lovers.

Through the years Bachchan’s activity in the Hindi cinema scene fluctuated, but the marriage of his son Abhishek Bachchan to former Miss World Aiswariya Rai-Bachchan has seen the Big B bounce back into the limelight. Bachchan will be coming to Dubai for what promises to be a jammed packed (not to mention a well-paying) night when he attends the Masala! Awards at Atlantis, The Palm, and the annual Marathi International Film and Theatre Awards on the same night (December 17th). But Bachchan is no stranger to stress or Dubai for that matter: in fact the last time he was in the Emirate he was awarded a lifetime achievement award during DIFF from none other than…


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