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New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Sports platform Fun88 has launched its latest brand campaign with cricketer Darren Sammy with the central message: 'Battles are meant to be fought on digital playgrounds and not on ground'.

Ashok Kumar: 'Jewel' to his family and 'Jewel Thief' of Hindi cinema

Ashok Kumar: 'Jewel' to his family and 'Jewel Thief' of Hindi cinema

From a family of prominent lawyers, he was expected to follow in their footsteps, but instead chose a career in the fledgling Hindi film industry -- and uncharacteristically, not as a hero. Virtually dragooned by his legendary boss taking over a lead role, despite the director's opposition, he, in his first-ever take, muffed up a simple scene with the heroine, and then, left the villain with a fractured leg.

Why Amitabh sported the same costume in the final hour of 'Don'

Why Amitabh sported the same costume in the final hour of 'Don'

Bell bottoms (and sleeves), polka dots, androgynous clothing, psychedelic patterns -- '70s fashion was flamboyantly eye-catching and Bollywood films of the decade replicate it faithfully.

Amitabh Bachchan brought maturity to films (Book Excerpt)

Amitabh Bachchan brought maturity to films (Book Excerpt)

Stars have an innate age like the quizzes that keep appearing on gaming sites like what is your real age? Jaya Bhaduri is 'Guddi' at heart, a teenager who never quite grows up, Nirupa Roy has never been young. Shammi is a young man in his early twenties while Raj Kapoor and others are in their late twenties.

'Yaari hai imaan mera..': The key actor in many of Amitabh Bachchan's landmark films

'Yaari hai imaan mera..': The key actor in many of Amitabh Bachchan's landmark films

Over his vibrantly colourful career, which has crossed the half-century mark and is still going strong, Amitabh Bachchan was paired with several generations of heroines and held his own against many male peers, as well as older and younger generations spanning Dilip Kumar to Shah Rukh Khan. His real test, however, was to maintain the upper hand when facing accomplished character actors, ranging from dastardly villains to steadfast friends, and even long-lost parents.

Amitabh's first film appearance was as a poet from Ranchi

Amitabh's first film appearance was as a poet from Ranchi

Ranchi's poet Anwar Ali will turn 80 on October 11. One may ask, who is this Anwar Ali? It is none other than Amitabh Bachchan, the superstar of Hindi films - who made his film debut as a character with this name over five decades back.

Big B's ABCL: Despite failed experiment, it became bedrock of present day B'wood

Big B's ABCL: Despite failed experiment, it became bedrock of present day B'wood

Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Legends always have their way with far-sightedness; it doesn't matter if the system or the society, in which they function, is myopic. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 80 on October 11, is a classic example of this.

Bollywood actresses, who were once the reigning queens of negative roles

Bollywood actresses, who were once the reigning queens of negative roles

Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) The portrayal of women in Hindi cinema has undergone a sea change compared to an era gone by. The digital age has rendered more substance to the female characters with even the female protagonists having grey shades but there was a time when Bollywood had stereotypical portrayal of women.