MUMBAI: The Big B’s birthday is just round the corner and channels are lining up special programming around the superstar.
Celebrations for Amitabh BachchanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s birthday on 11 October start from 9 October and extend to 13 October on Star Gold’s Jabardast Janamdin.
The channel will showcase a line-up of 11 of Bachchan’s most popular films for five days. As an additional treat, Star Gold will also present five half hour special episodes featuring 11 memorable songs, movies, performances, jodis and moments in the starÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s life from 9 – 13 October at 8 pm. Every episode will be presented by a celebrity who is an Amitabh Bachchan fan.
On 9 October, actor Rohit Roy will present 11 Jabardast Yaadgaar Pal Amitabh Bachchan Ke. The half hour special episode will take viewers through the memorable days of Amitabh BachchanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s life. On 10 October composer and singer Himesh Reshammiya will bring the popular songs of Amitabh Bachchan on HimeshÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Choice – 11 Jabardast Gaane Amitabh Bachchan Ke.
Choreographer Farah Khan will take a trip down memory lane with all Amitabh Bachchan fans as she presents her favourite Amitabh Bachchan performances on FarahÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Choice – 11 Jabardast Performance Amitabh Bachchan Ke on 11 October at 8 pm.
On 12 October, Star Gold will bring Amitabh with all his leading ladies as actress Perizaad Zorabian presents PerizaadÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Choice – 11 Jabardast Jodiyaan Amitabh Bachchan Ke, featuring her favourite ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“jodisÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ of Amitabh Bachchan.
Director Kunal Kohli will present a half an hour special episode on 11 of his favourite Amitabh Bachchan films on 13 October. The episode KunalÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Choice – 11 Jabardast Filmein Amitabh Bachchan Ke will be aired at 8 pm.
The Amitabh Bachchan movies that Star Gold will be airing are as follows:
9 October: Desh Premee starring Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini at 4.10 pm and Kyon Ho Gaya Na at 8.30 pm with Aishwarya Rai.
10 October: Amitabh Bachchan and Waheeda Rehman starrer Adalat at 4.25 pm and Kaalia with Parveen Baubi at 8.30 pm.
11 October: Hera Pheri with Vinod Khanna at 12.30 pm, followed by Khakee at 4.20 pm with Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar. Viruddh starring Sharmila Tagore and John Abraham follows the special episode at 8.30 pm.
12 October: Bade Miyan Chote Miyan starring Govinda at 4.20 pm and in Parvarish starring Vinod Khanna with him at 8.30 pm.
13 October: Namak Halal at 4.10 pm and Major Saab at 8.30 pm.