November 17 News
Aishwarya Rai delivery update: Press boycotts Bachchans?
We spotted only Rediff.com carrying images of Aishwarya Rai walking into the hospital. The rest of the media has apparently decided to boycott extensive coverage of the occasion
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visited Seven Hills hospital on Sunday and nobody in the media had the pictures. Rediff is the only place we found a couple of pictures with her baby bump in place, and we have them for you, with due credit to the website. One of BollywoodLife’s lensmen says photographers have decided to boycott the Bachchans and not take any pictures of Aishwarya outside the hospital. It seems that the hoity-toity attitude of the Bachchans has irked the press again. After all, none of the members of the media can forget how they were treated during the wedding of Abhishek and Aishwarya in 2007 – especially the TV crews who were outside the Bachchan house 24×7 for three days. Not even once did Aishwarya and Abhishek step out for a picture, while they readily allowed photographs at a temple in the south. Well, wethinks every woman has a right to privacy as far as her pregnancy is concerned – and so does Aishwarya Rai. But why does everything around her have to be so secretive? The Bachchans should have taken their bahu abroad for delivery if they wanted isolation. But since they are here all right, it seems that they want the attention, but not too much of it. Pictures will be given out by the PR but no paparazzi will be entertained. But it has to work both ways, so they had better come out and show some love! The baby’s expected delivery date is November 17. Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan gets emotional as ‘KBC 5’ nears end
The last episode of Bachchan’s popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 will be aired November 17
With the finale of Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 being aired next week, Amitabh Bachchan says it is hard to say goodbye to the popular game show. “The recording for the finale for KBC took place today (Thursday) and it took an entire day to do so. It has been an exceptional season this year and when one leaves such environs there is bound to be a deep feeling of not wanting to depart. All the little little things that made up these extraordinary days on set was of a very distinguished quality,” Big B posted on his blog. The last episode of season five, which started August 15, will be aired November 17. Click here to read more
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s quick visit to the hospital
The mommy-to-be, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been in the news a lot lately and the media has been keeping a watch on her movements, to share the ‘good news’ with millions of her fans. Last night she was spotted paying a visit to the Seven Hills hospital in northwest Mumbai, where she is expected to deliver her first child. She was accompanied by her parents Vrinda and Krishnaraj Rai, husband Abhishek Bachchan, as well as her in-laws Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Shweta Nanda. Aishwarya was casually dressed while hubby Jr B wore a white kurta-pyjama. Aishwarya was glowing just as an expecting mom and really made us smile. We heard she didn’t stay the night at the hospital, but left for home shortly afterwards. The baby, we heard, is expected on November 17.
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Lata Mangeshkar to be honoured with KL Saigal Award
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar will be honoured with the KL Saigal award by Savitri Vikas Samiti in New Delhi on November 17. According to Anita Srivastava, from Savitri Vikas Samiti, Lata will receive the award from music legend MZ Khayyam, at a ceremony to be held at Siri Fort Auditorium. The 82-year-old will also be felicitated with the lifetime achievement award along with her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar and the brother-sister duo will be present to receive their awards. Others to be honoured for their achievements by Savitri Vikas Samiti are veteran actor Jeetendra, Prem Chopra and Sanjay Kapoor; composer Ravindra Jain, singers Penaz Masani, Jagjit Kaur, Sonu Niigaam and Akriti Kakar; and late filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. The event will have musical performance by Prem Bhatia and Group. “I am glad to be able to organise this programme. It is a magical evening with legends like Lataji. KLSaigal Awards are given in memory of Saigal saab and he will be remembered always,” Bhatia said.
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