Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan addict blog writing

By: Sarah Nelson On: 12:46 AM
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  • Lots of celebrities write blogs, but no one blogs quite like Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan who this week marked three years of writing in which he has often produced 1,000 words a day.

    Bachchan celebrated the anniversary of his Internet outpourings with a characteristic array of long postings covering family news, spiritual thoughts and updates on his health, travel plans and sleep patterns.

    Each Bachchan message attracts a huge readership and hundreds of comments contributed by adoring Indians who view him as a national father figure as well as an ageing screen star.

    "Thank you for your presence and for your gratitude," Bachchan wrote to followers who congratulated him on his blog landmark.

    "You have stood by me in rough weather and fair," he continued in inimitable style. "You have commented and encouraged, analysed and assessed, laughed and cried."

    "This is indeed a superior class of people and I am proud to have been an initiator for all."

    Bachchan, who is universally known as "the Big B", blogs about 5,000 words most weeks - a rate that would give him a total output of about 780,000 words since his first posting on April 18, 2008.

    Almost every day, and often in the middle of the night, Bachchan - who admits to being an insomniac - writes in detail about his children, his dog "Shanouk", politics, philosophy and memories of his movie career.

    As the patriarch of Bollywood's leading family, Bachchan's news is followed avidly, especially concerning his son Abhishek, a successful actor who is married to actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai.

    As well as his "EF" (extended family), Bachchan's other favourite topics include cricket, his life on film shoots around the world, and current affairs ranging from Indian government issues to unrest in the Arab world.

    Blogs often end with him saying his eyes are about to close with exhaustion.

    "I know it's late - very late! But no matter what time it is I get disturbed and anxious until I put down my post for the day," he wrote in a piece uploaded at 3:30 am on Wednesday.

    After 600 words in which he wondered whether he could post blogs while in his sleep, he complained of "black squares" in front of his eyes and signed off with: "Goodnight my dearest loves."

    The physical exertion on Bachchan, 68, should not be underestimated.

    He types all the words himself before posting them on the Internet, though secretaries are thought to help edit and spell-check the reams of often verbose copy.

    Any mention in the blog of health problems or family disputes is immediately picked up by readers and soon reaches the national press and TV channels.

    Last year fans were aghast when Bachchan blogged that he was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and needed regular medical care.

    He tried to reassure followers that he was not at death's door, explaining that the disease was linked to a serious accident in which he ruptured his spleen on the set of the 1982 film "Coolie".

    Bachchan, who is treated like royalty in movie-mad India, made his name in the 1970s as a handsome young man playing lead roles in Hindi blockbusters such as "Sholay" and "Deewaar".

    His career later took a dive, but hosting the Indian version of TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? put him back in the spotlight and his blog has become a key part of his image as Bollywood's elder statesman.

    "Thanks for writing on the net each single day without fail for three years... feel connected with you... it's a great feeling," wrote blog follower Madhu Jain this week.

    And for those who still can't get enough of Bachchan, he has also developed into a keen Twitter fan, filing updates several times a day.

    Bachchan blogs at and tweets as SrBachchan.

    Quest for love = Sex?!

    By: Sarah Nelson On: 9:12 AM
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  • Hey dolls,

    Hope you are well.

    It has been a while since I wrote a blog about love/sex so here is one to get your minds going!

    A friend and I were having a conversation recently about growing up, being single, life and sex and she mentioned she thought it was ok to have sex with guys on the first date because it could lead to a long term relationship.
    Is it bad that I sat there and laughed in her face?
    Not at the fact that she has sex on the first date, but at the fact that she so desperately wanted a boyfriend, that she would have sex with them to see if they were potential.

    For me, personally, I like to find out about a guy before he makes it to the bedroom scene. In my head, I make it like a movie. You meet, you text/call, you go on a date, and then another date, find out about eachother, let that chemistry really go wild where it gets to the stage that not only do you feel so comfortable with that person but you also madly want to rip their clothes off.
    Now, I say this but has this scene happened recently? NO! Once again, I am living in a movie :)

    I do not disagree with my friend though. A lot of time, you meet a guy, click straight away, go on a date and end up having sex. Sometimes yeah, it can end up being a one night stand, but when it isn't, I guess it is great to see where it goes.
    I also agree with her because it could be that you meet a guy, you are so compatible, a great connection and you wait untill lets say the 6th date where now you have been seeing eachother for two months and you really like him, you then get into bed with him and after a two minute session, you are naturally gutted and you know its over!

    But do some women feel that finding their quest for love is through sex? I asked 5 friends their opinion. 3 said they did not mind having sex on the first date if they knew he would be a potential match, 1 said she didn't mind sex on the first date regardless and the 1 other said she would never have sex just to see if he could be a potential boyfriend. Her reason being that if you are compatible and there is a connection, the bedroom activity should come after and not matter as much and if it is not great, get toys! << I LOVE that! :)

    When it comes to sex on the first date though, there surely are a lot of things that would run through a girls mind? Is this just a one night stand? Will it be more? Will he think I am a slut for shagging on the first date? Will he think I am easy and contact me for a 'booty call?'
    Wow, being a girl is hard! Makes you mad that guys easily get away with it!

    I would love to hear everyone else's point of view on this. Would you have sex on the first date if you thought he was a potential boyfriend? Would you have sex on the first date regardless? Would you rather save it for down the line? Please get in touch and let me know by adding a comment on this post..

    You can also contact me via or follow me on twitter @LittleMissVak ..

    Lots of love dolls..

    Little Miss V..xx

    Bollywood actress Lara Dutta married

    By: Sarah Nelson On: 6:15 AM
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  • Bollywood actress Lara Dutta married Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati in a catholic wedding. Mahesh was earlier married to Shweta Jaishankar..Bollywood actress Lara Dutta was on top of the world with India's success in the cricket World Cup. But her husband, tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi's victory at the Miami Masters tournament gave her another reason to celebrate on Saturday night. "2 for 2!!! India is the world champion and @Maheshbhup
    athi and Leander Paes just won the Miami Open!! How happy am I!!!" Lara posted on her Twitter page.

    The actress was at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai to cheer for the Indian cricket team, while Bhupathi was busy playing in the finals of the Miami Masters tennis tournament in Florida, US.

    A day before the matches, Lara had posted: "Bumper Bonanza Saturday!! Husband in the Miami Open Finals!:-), will be cheering our Boys in Blue at the stadium!! Praying 4 a double win!"No doubt, her prayers seem to have worked!