Shall not join politics: Big B (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, March 23: “Bhootnath Returns” will see Amitabh Bachchan’s character of a ghost contesting an election — but in real life the megastar has no such plans.

When asked that with the film having a political background, what is your take on politics and would you like to join politics, he told IANS in an email interview: “I am apolitical and and no, I shall not join politics.”

The 71-year-old, who had contested Lok Sabha elections from Allahabad in 1984 and registered a massive win, resigned after three years of his tenure as an MP.

After that he has abstained from politics as he believes that he is not cut out for it.

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Asha teams up with Bappi again, excited

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who created magic in the music world with singer-composer Bappi Lahiri in the 1980s, is pumped up about recording a song with the “Disco Dancer” fame musician again.

“After quite a gap, recorded a song today (Saturday) with Bappi Lahiri,” Asha tweeted Saturday.

The 80-year-old, who has sung for popular music composers like late Rahul Dev Burman, A.R. Rahman and Anu Malik, had recorded songs like “Javaanee janeman hasin dilruba”, “Intaha ho gai intezar ki” and “De de pyar de” for Bappi Lahiri in the 1980s.

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Manali reminds Priyanka of late father

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who jetted off to Manali for a film’s shoot, is missing her late father Ashok Chopra there.

According to reports, she is in Manali in Himachal Pradesh to shoot for a biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer Mary Kom.

“I love outdoor shoots. Something so comforting about a routine… have such wonderful memories of Manali with my dad. It was our favourite thing to do… drive to the mountains and stop at every fruit stall and dhaba on the way, loud music and singing in the car,” she tweeted Sunday.

“Getting off at the snow collected on the sidewalk and playing competitive snowball! And it hurt! Collecting pine cones and making a fire. Cooling fruits in the cold river and making a picnic wherever we wanted… my dad’s sense of adventure was so spontaneous and fun. I miss you dad,” she added.

IANS