Jan 4, 2009

Aamir Khan launches Amitabh Bachchan's biography 'Bachchanalia'

Living legend Amitabh Bachchan’s biography, which has been penned by eminent film journalist Bhawana Somaya, was launched this Saturday by none other than superstar Aamir Khan. His family members including Abhishek and Aishwarya, got together for releasing 'Bachchanalia' and Aamir was invited as the guest of honour to launch the book.

At the event, Aamir was all praises for Big B. He said, "Often I find in this line that success is not directly proportionate to talent and hard work. But here is one case where it is certainly proportionate to the talent and hardwork Mr Bachchan has.”

While Aamir was truly appreciating Amitabh’s commendable work in cinema, Abhishek was flaunting his look for Mani Ratnam's film 'Ravana'. Nevertheless, both Abhishek and Aishwarya mentioned that they are more than glad to be a part of the event. They said, "As a family we are very proud and humbled by the gesture for the release of this book."

Enlightening the audience with his words at the function, Amitabh said, "It has been a wonderful experience. I am very happy that somebody has documented this. I feel obliged and honoured."

Earlier, Amitabh was not too keen to have someone penning his biography, but the actor later gave a ‘yes’ to Neville Tuli, founder of pioneering arts institution Osian’s, which already boasts of an auction house, archive and film house. Amitabh says, “Bachchanalia is very pictorial and boasts of vintage priceless poster designs. It’s very interestingly done with snippets of my films, and interesting trivia.”

Well, with 'Bachchanalia', Amitabh seems to have achieved yet another milestone