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Abhishek Bachchan at a function in Magadh Mahila College in Patna.

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Actor and Jaipur Pink Panthers owner Abhisekh Bachchan giving his team jersey to his young fan and express his gratitude to cheer up for his team during Pro Kabadi league match in Kolkata.

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Hold Your Breaths When those promos first trickled in during Wimbledon, we were right to be bemused. A kabaddi league! Televised? As we chuckled, the stars girded their loins. The Pro Kabaddi League has plenty of them—Amitabh and Jaya, Tina Ambani, Shahrukh, Abhishek and Aishwarya take in the excitement of this great Indian game.

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Owner of Jaipur Pink Panthers Kabaddi team Abhishek Bachchan with Usha Utthup cheers his team during their Pro Kabaddi League match against Telugu Titans in Kolkata.

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Ball Skills Like Leo Azad Rao Khan beat two star defenders, too corpulent to keep pace with his scythe-like dribbling run, dodged a famous director out of his way, and aimed an angular kick at the gaping space between posts, throwing goalie Abhishek Bachchan in panic, all the while cheered by mom Kiran Rao. It all happened at a celebrity football match in Mumbai.

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Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Bachchan during the funeral of Nita Ambani's father in Mumbai.

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Amitabh Bachchan along with family members Jaya, Aishwarya and Abhishek after casting their votes for the Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai.

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End7 Campaign Ambassador Abhishek Bachchan washes the feet of an elderly man infected with lymphatic filariasis during the launch of the campaign at Banamalipur Resource Centre on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The campaign backed by Bill & Melinda Gates is to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020.

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The Bachchans, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Rajkot Regulars at Siddhivinayak, Kashi Vishwanath and Sankat Mochan temples, the family also petitioned here on behalf of the younger couple.

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Actors Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Katrina Kaif during the press conference of their film Dhoom 3, in Hyderabad.

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Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Katrina Kaif during the press conference of theirfilm Dhoom 3, in Hyderabad.

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Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan during a promotional event of their upcoming movie 'Dhoom 3' in Mumbai on Tuesday.

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Aamir Khan along with Katrina Kaif and Abhishek Bachchan during a news conference of their film in Mumbai.

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Actor couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya with their daughter Aradhya arrive in Bhopal to attend a marriage function.

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Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan at the wedding reception of Mahesh Bhatt's son Vishesh Bhatt in Mumbai.

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Abhishek Bachchan, Sharon Stone, Neeta Ambani and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the amfAR event in Mumbai on Sunday.

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Shah Rukh Khan with Jaya Bachchan, wife Gauri Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan at a Diwali party in Mumbai on Sunday.

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Abhishek Bachchan and Director Farah Khan at a press conference for their forthcoming film 'Happy New Year' in Dubai. The film is currently being shot in Dubai.

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Yuvraj Singh and actor Abhishek Bachchan during a celebrity football match organised by Virat Kohli charity foundation All heart football club at JLN stadium in New Delhi.

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The Winged Lullaby It'll be a cinch, they said. A quick in and out. Nothing to it. And so was a hurried retr­eat from Bhopal beat. But if Ash and Abh­i­shek were hoping to catch Aaradhya napping, the entourage at Raj Bhoj airport put paid to that. There's no call for that grouchy expression, big guy. Weary resignation is the key. Ash is going 'bout it right.

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Abhishek Bachchan with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and their daughter arrive in Bhopal.

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Star couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with daughter Aaradhya at Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal on Thursday evening.

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From left, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya and director Govind Nihalani with kids at a press conference to extend their support to girl child, in Mumbai.

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Actors Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan at an award function in Mumbai.

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The Booster Seat The first birthday present from daddy, a red Mini Cooper S, may have been a tad premature. Aradhya won’t be pulling them Italian Job-style getaways from the paparazzi for another 17 years yet. And even then, in Mumbai traffic? Fuggedaboutit, Mini-B.

Amitabh Bachchan drives his grand-daughter Aradhya's Mini Cooper S car, gifted to her by her father actor Abhishek Bachchan in Mumbai.

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And a 36, Forever a limited edition set of Ulysse Nardin watches each honouring one of Sunny Gavaskar’s 34 Test centuries; each engraved with the name of the city he scored it in? A capital idea. The WI tours will stand the test of time; that ODI ton in Nagpur stands alone.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aradhya after she was conferred with the French civilian award, Officer Dan Ordre Arts et des Lettres, on her birthday in Mumbai.

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Abhishek Bachchan, left, and his wife Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan attend a party to celebrate the 70th birthday of Bachchan's father Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai.

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Amitabh Bachchan with wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter Shweta, daughter-in-law Aishwarya and other family members at a party on the eve of his 70th birthday in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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The Omega Men Two clock hands come together, but who’s alpha to Omega? In the time it took Michael Phelps to complete his revolution, Abhishek Bachchan wound up playing the role of his life. What’s more brand-ambassadorial? The precious metal or planned parenthood?

Ajay Devgan, left, Abhishek Bachan, center, and Director Rohit Shetty each hold a mace during a promotional event for their new film “Bol Bachchan” in New Delhi. The romantic comedy is scheduled to be released on July 6.

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Actor Abhishek Bachchan (L) pays his condolences to producer Boney Kapoor on Kapoor's first wife's death during funeral at Pawan Hans in Juhu, Mumbai.

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TERI Director General R.K. Pachauri presents Green Globe for outstanding Contribution in Celebrity Award to bollywood Actor Abhishek Bachchan during a award ceremony in New Delhi.

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Actor Amitabh Bachchan along with son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai in a car after attending a party in Mumbai on Monday night.

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The Bachchans pose after casting their votes at a polling station in Mumbai.

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From left, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonam Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu promote their film Players in Mumbai.

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Dilip Kumar with his wife Saira, and Bachchan family members Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan at a photo session during his 89th birthday celebration in Mumbai on Sunday evening.

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Road To The Cradle With more column inches being devoted to Aishwarya Rai’s pregnancy (above, at a Mumbai clinic with Abhishek Bachchan) than the Parthenon, those knackered by all the fuss will be relieved at the happy outcome: the “cutest baby girl”.

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File: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during an award ceremony in Mumbai in Sep, 2010. The couple was blessed with a baby girl.

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File: Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan along with Abhishek Bachchan arrives for a check-up at a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday evening.

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File: Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan along with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan arrives for a check-up at a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday evening.

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Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at an event in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.

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Gesture Worthy Of A Chevalier Whether you despise everything she represents or worship the ground she walks on, your brain has to be missing its emotional cortex to not see virtue in Ash’s show of solidarity with Mumbai in rescheduling her induction into the Order of Arts and Letters.

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Left to right, French Ambassador Jerome Bonnafont, Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah maintain a minutes silence in memory of those killed in the Mumbai blast during an event organized by the French Embassy in New Delhi.

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Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap! It’d be well nigh impossible for Abhishek and Aishwarya to top the Father’s Day gift they’ve given Amitabh this year—arguably the most eagerly anticipated celebrity baby of the millennium. If Bachchan Sr’s tweet to break the news wasn’t proof enough of such, that priceless perma-grin he’s been sporting surely is.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key with actors Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu on the sets of the movie Players in Mumbai.

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File photo: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her husband Abhishek Bachchan during an event in Mumbai.Amitabh Bachchan broke the news of his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai being pregnant through a social networking site on Tuesday night.

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Amitabh Bachchan with his son actor Abhishek Bachchan during choreographer Ganesh Hegde's wedding reception in Mumbai on Sunday evening.

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Drona, 2008 Roundly dismissed as “Rona”

Delhi 6, 2009 Old Delhi overwhelmed the NRI protagonist but didn’t move the audience

Raavan, 2010 Beera raged on but lacked real fire

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, 2010 A well-intentioned but inert piece of history

Game, 2011 Inane whodunit that didn’t quite thrill the box office

A hyphenated life Comparisons with wife Ash and paa Amitabh always follow him

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From Left, Abhishek Bachchan, Shahana Goswami, Sarah Jane Dias and Kangana Ranaut during a promotional event for their upcoming movie 'Game' in Mumbai.

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Arrivals
'The 83rd Academy Awards': Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving for the 83rd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles.

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Abhishek Bachchan and actress Deepika Padukone pose for photo during a press conference to promote their new film "Khelein Hum Je Jaan Sey," in New Delhi.

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Abhishek Bachchan poses in the backdrop of film poster during a press conference to promote his new film "Khelein Hum Je Jaan Sey," in New Delhi. The film will release on Dec. 3.

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Amitabh Bachchan, right, poses with his family members, from left, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan and wife Jaya Bachchan, after receiving the award for the best actor during the 57th National Film Award ceremony, in New Delhi. Bachchan received the award for his role in the film Paa.

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Travolta Glamourama Every Hollywoodian on a trip to India seems to have the same practised pitch—”wonderful, gorgeous, warm, gracious”. We heard it yet again from John Travolta, in Mumbai recently, soaking up the attention. The excuse: launch of a designer watch brand and an award. Our B’wood royalty were falling over each other to get his attention. Ash and Abhi did manage to get an audience.

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One from the Album Kollywood’s biggest show since the recession. The swish of silks and dazzle of gold marked Soundarya Rajnikanth’s wedding to construction magnate Ashwin Ramkumar. Superstar papa’s special guests Aishwarya and Abhishek showed up in black.

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Abhishek Bachchan and Sonali Bendre launch the Omega Constellation collection of watches in New Delhi.

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Abhishek Bachchan reacts towards his fans during a promotional event of his upcoming film 'Raavana' in Gurgaon.

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Abhishek Bachchan gestures during a promotional campaign for his upcoming film "Ravan" in Mumbai. The film will be released on June 18.

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Actress Aishwarya Rai (in a Sabyasachi Sari) with actor and husband Abhishek Bachchan, arriving for the screening of "Outrage", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France

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Abhishek talks about Paa in a TV programme

From left, actor Vikram, actress Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan pose during a photo call for "Raavan", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.

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Actor Abhishek Bachchan, left, and actress Aishwarya Rai pose during a photo call for 'Raavan', at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes.

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Greenie Genie
Turning green? Well, it’s spring and besides, the former Miss World is doing her eco-friendly bit. Hubby Abhishek, in his mandatory darks, is still reeling from the Earth Hour snub. Amid ups and ups, Ash-Abhi have touched their third milestone.

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Delhi Chief Mnister Sheila Dikshit and Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan at the launch of World Wide Fund's Earth Hour 2010 in New Delhi.

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Abhisekh Bachchan during a press conference in Amritsar.

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Abhishek Bachchan with his wife actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and grand mother Indira Bhaduri at the latter's residence in Bhopal.

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Amitabh Bachchan along with Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the premier of film 'Rann' in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actors Abhishek, Aishwarya & Amitabh Bachchan at the premiere of James Cameron movie 'Avatar' in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor and brand ambassador of Idea Cellular Abhishek Bachchan addresses a press conference at the launch of the company's Global System for Mobile service in West Bengal state, in Calcutta.

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The Bachchan family at the GQ Men of the year awards night held in Mumbai.

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Actress Aiswarya Rai Bachchan looks at Abhishek Bachchan on the green carpet at the 10th International Indian Film Awards presentation at a casino-hotel complex in Macau.

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Actor Abhishek Bachchan celebrates with the trophy after winning the Best Performance in a Comic Role award for his movie "Dostana" at the 10th International Indian Film Awards presentation.

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Abhishek, Aiswarya and Amitach Bachchan pose next to a wax figure of Amitabh before a circus show at the 10th International Indian Film Academy in Macau.

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Actor couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Mumbai International Airport moments before leaving for IIFA 2009.

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The Bachchans pose after casting their votes at a polling station in Mumbai.

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Code Red

The much-awaited Bollywood wedding was held only with the permission of stars and planets. Ash and Abhishek have sorted out their stellar courses by now. Also See: The Bachchans

Abhishek Bachchan: Alpha to Omega
Blame Aby’s no-longer-baby for trapping those kneed women into buying Motorola cellphones and Omega watches. Who needs dus bahane, you want him with or without a Ford Ikon. With or without LG’s goodies. Certainly without Aishwarya Rai and that hair band he now sports.

Bollywood Films That Influenced Fashion The Most* 1. Bunty aur Babli
2. Parineeta
3. Salaam Namaste
4. Black, Paheli, Taj Mahal
The small-town bling of Bunty aur Babli turned out to be the best fashion statement of last year. The flea markets were flooded with Babli kurtas (bright coloured, short-fitting kurtas with big collars and three-quarter sleeves) and bags. The flouncy, lacy Parineeta blouses were flaunted at cocktail parties. Bollywood continues to be a big influence on what people wear.* There was no clear verdict for the rest of the positions

Bunty aur Babli took fashion to the hinterland

Abhishek Bachchan, Actor: 7.43  

Achievement: 7.2
Sex appeal:  7.4
Personality: 7.3
Overall appreciation: 7.8

It’s taken Abhishek Bachchan very long, almost 15 flops and five years, to emerge from the shadows cast by his formidable surname. His fortunes began to change with Yuva, and success came with Dhoom in which he played a young cop with style and attitude. This year, Small B showed that he could do an over-the-top comic turn with ease in Bunty Aur Babli, that his face could register quick changes of emotion in Sarkar and that he could also make yuppies swing to the Dus anthem. At a time when all heroes are gym-toned bodies, Abhishek is about the face—sincere and straightforward, with eyes women can look into for hours. His growing popularity marks a return to the old-fashioned.

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Monday 27 November
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, followed by wife Jaya, daughter Shweta Nanda, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arrive to offer special pujas at the Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi. Amidst a media frenzy and a night of rumours since their arrival in the temple town that Aishwarya and Abhishek were getting married, the Bachchans took part in the 'Mangla Aarti' and 'Rudra Abhishek' rituals at the two ancient temples. The 'pujas' coincided with the 100th birthday of Amitabh's father and noted Hindi poet late Harivanshrai Bachchan.

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