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Why Amitabh Bachchan can't stop smiling

Last updated on: December 15, 2011 16:59 IST

Image: Amitabh Bachchan, Saira Banu, Abhishek Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Amitabh Bachchan, who wrote a blog post about his immense admiration for Dilip Kumar on his 89 birthday, received a reply from the star -- Kumar, who's recently joined twitter, posted a note

Touched by his words, Amitabh tweeted: 'I do not care what anyone says, but this retweet of Dilip Saheb's Blog on me is beyond Godliness .. Just so overwhelmed ! No words ! The one actor that has been my inspiration, one that has always surpassed my expectations of him, his talent boundless and limitless! Dilip Saheb ! you have no idea what you have done today ! Your words for me, mean I can live and die in peace now ..'

And he just couldn't stop smiling. 'No critic, no colleague, no other opinion or award matters .. your endorsement, Dilip Saheb today is the ultimate for me .. My smile today has not left my face .. and my ultimate inspiration Dilip Kumar Saheb is responsible for it,' he added further.

What these actors are up to

Image: Priyanka Chopra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Priyanka Chopra has started shooting for Krrish 3. 'Shooting krrish 3.. Sooo awesome to be back on this set..Rakesh sir, kangana, hrithik, Vivek, tooooo fun. Then tonight joining my #Don2 team,' she tweeted.

Meeanwhile, Preity Zinta is back in Mumbai from Morocco. 'Whatz up guys ? Back in mumbai ... Back to work ! Loving coming home to mom and home made food ! Uufff !!! The simple pleasures of life :-)' she updated.

Shah Rukh Khan is busy touring for Don 2. 'Intra national travel.7 cities to visit. As i travel if u guys have time write ur own donisms & for daily use. Off to ahmedabad kem cho?? And then jaipur ghani khamma!! Our promotions feel a lil like yatras during election times...ha ha,' he wrote.

Bipasha Basu is in Bangalore and gearing up for her New Year peformance. 'Ws in Hyderabad n nw in Bengaluru!Beautiful weather!Wish Mumbai cld b d same!Lil cooler days n cold nights wld mke us feel like its Winter!' she updated.

Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor is enjoying himself on the sets of Kunal Kohli's film in Madh Island. 'Happy days .... Love this job ....... Running around in village streets in 1910 !!! How else could I experience that ! Blessed ! Morning all' he tweeted.

Bollywood Parties with Silk!

Image: Ekta Kapoor and Vidya Balan

With The Dirty Picture collecting Rs. 70 crore so far at the box office, it was celebration time for the team. Many stars turned up for the success party.

Chetan Bhagat captured Ekta Kapoor and Vidya Balan in a Silk Smitha pose. 'At the dirty pix success party, here's the dirty girls, two inspiring ladies behind the blockbuster. Congrats!' he wrote the picture. 

Karan Johar tweeted: 'Great fun at the dirty picture success bash!!! Lots of positivity and super energy all around!! Team Balaji rocked the house!!! Ooh lalala...was on repeat mode and no one was complaining!!! @shreyaghoshal is the party voice of the season!! And bappi THE man!!'

Riteish Deshmukh wrote: 'Attended the success party of The Dirty Pic-More power to EKTA KAPOOR-this is how a blockbuster is made.congrats-@tusshkapoor,milan & vidya'

Raveena Tandon shared a picture of Vidya with her as she tweeted: 'Vidya,know her from her hum paanch days,proud of her,believe she's proved d saying,No guts No Glory.' 

Ali Zafar tweeted: 'Had a delightful time at#TheDirtyPicture success party.'

Amitabh Bachchan also attended the bash. 'Back from wishing Ekta and Vidya for their success of 'Dirty Picture .. women power ! So good and welcome .. Always a joy to meet up with Industry folk.. do not do this often ..but a joy all the same.' he wrote.

Sarcastically, Shirish Kunder wrote: 'On my way to The Dirty Picture success party. Begaani shaadi mein Abdulla deewana.'