Amitabh Bachchan’s 70th birthday bash plans on, full swing!

The legendary star’s family and friends are conscientiously working for the big soiree

Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 host Amitabh Bachchan will have an eventful birthday as he turns 70 on October 11 – remember we had told you about that a while ago? His biwi Jaya Bachchan, beta Abhishek Bachchan, bahu Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and beti Shweta Nanda have planned to throw a surprise party for the legendary actor. Isn’t it difficult to keep things under wraps in times when news travels as fast as a tweet?

But whether it is a surprise or not, we hear that the senior Bachchan bahu – since Ash with Aaradhya in tow is holidaying in Chicago where Abhi is shooting for Dhoom: 3 – with aid from dear designer buddies Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, are handling all the nitty-gritty of the party, from the invitation cards to the décor to the programme for Big B’s big bash. By the way, Bachchan’s other set of good friends, Anil Ambani and Tina Ambani are closely involved in the party prep too. In fact, we heard that when Jaya found that the hotel she wanted to host the do at was not available, the younger Ambanis offered their home for it!

So what have we unearthed about senior Bachchan’s 70th birthday bash from our sources? It will take place at either the JW Marriott or the Grand Hyatt. A documentary film with rare images of the superstar from his birth to the present day will be screened and a book on him as an actor will be released at the all-red-velvet décor themed party.

But the celebrations will not end without some singing and dancing. Quebec-based entertainment troupe Cirque du Soleil will perform on the big, bright night.

And who will be invited to the big hoo-ha? Some reports say close to 1,000 celebrities will be present for the bash, whereas secret sources insist that it’s a big but closed affair, for a select few. All we hope is that Big B‘s birthday bash doesn’t turn into a controversial affair like the Ash-Abhi wedding!