'Aks' reason behind Big B's French beard (Movie Snippets)

Updated on : Jul 14,2015   5:46 pm

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) It's a style he carries off with panache! Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that it was because of the film "Aks", which has clocked 14 years, that he decided to keep his French beard permanently.

The 72-year-old actor, who played a police officer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's debut film took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share: "14 years! AKS!! the film... These days you only read about your time in past times... FACT!! It was only after making of 'AKS' that I decided to keep my french beard... permanently!! BADUMBAA."

The 2001 Hindi supernatural thriller film revolves around two characters Manu Verma, played by Big B and Raghavan, essayed by Manoj Bajpayee.


Rajkumar, a traveller at heart

In between his busy schedule of working in movies, critically acclaimed actor Rajkumar Rao likes to explore cities around the world -- especially on his feet. It is also something he did while exploring Budapest, Vienna and some small towns in Austria.

The National Award winning talent, known for his performances in films like "Shahid" and "Queen", loves exploring destinations new to him, and instead of taking a ride, he keeps walking miles altogether.

Doing this helps him learn intricately about a lot of different places, cultures and people at his own pace -- which also aids him in adding to his on screen characters off and on.

"You tend to miss out on a lot of details when you are at a faster pace. These little things that you discover when you walk around exploring places are very enriching. So, in between my films I travel frequently as it helps me spend time with myself and observe and find different and unique characters as well," Rajkumar said in a statement.


'All Is Well' trailer receives over 3 mn views

The trailer of "All Is Well" has received over three million views on video-sharing website YouTube. This has left veteran actor Rishi Kapoor feeling ecstatic.

The 62-year-old actor took to micro-blogging website Twitter and wrote: " All is well trailer hits 3 million! What to say about it? Hats off and Pants down to all concerned. Maar ditta pappe, churriyan Chal gain wah! (sic)."

Directed by "OMG - Oh My God!" fame director Umesh Shukla, the story of the film is about a dysfunctional family. The plot revolves around a road trip where the characters need to somehow resolve the differences between them.

The film also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Supriya Pathak. "All is Well" is slated to release on August 21.