Friday, July 17, 2009

Face to Face with Amitabh Bachchan on CNN

CNN International brings to its global audience a living legend of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan on TALK ASIA.
CNN’s Anjali Rao sat down with Mr. Bachchan in Macau, where the industry gathered for one of Bollywood’s most prestigious awards ceremonies. In a revealing and candid interview, Bachchan shares insights into his long film career, the highs and lows of his early days in Bollywood, and becoming the global superstar and screen idol of Indian cinema.

He also discusses the global financial recession, its impact on the Indian film industry and how it is trying to overcome it.

Bachchan opens up about his experience of working with son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - and about the controversy over his reaction to the Oscar-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire. He also talks about what prompted him to decline an honorary degree from an Australian university recently.

A must-watch for all fans of Bollywood’s former ’Angry Young Man’, ‘this special edition of Talk Asia premiers on CNN International at the times above. It can also be seen online at after the first airing.

Show times
Wednesday, July 22 at 1630 UAE
Thursday, July 23 at 0700 UAE

Saturday, July 25 at 0830 & 1830 UAE
Monday, July 27 at 0600 & 2130 UAE

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