Snippets: Producers once matched dates with mine, says Big B

Snippets: Producers once matched dates with mine, says Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over four decades, mulls over the time when producers used to line up and match dates for their projects with his availability.

The 71-year-old took to Twitter to share how the industry has changed over time.

"Future producer says match your dates with the window given by the other in film... Time was when others matched dates with mine," Amitabh posted on the microblogging site Saturday.

The actor, who is currently shooting for "Bhootnath Returns", made his debut with the 1969 film "Saat Hindustani".

Over the years, he has entertained movie buffs with films like "Sholay", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Adalat" and more recently, with films like "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham","Cheeni Kum", "Bhoothnath" and "Satyagraha". Last year, he made his foray into Hollywood with a role in "The Great Gatsby".

Lara, Saira to cheer for Bhupathi at Australian Open

Bollywood actress Lara Dutta is off to Australia, with daughter Saira in tow, to cheer for her husband, tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi at the matches.

The actress took to Twitter to announce her travel plans and even added that the family will be celebrating Saira's second birthday in Melbourne.

"Off to brave the Ozzie heat and cheer for our main man court side... Saira turns another year older in Melbourne again," Lara posted on the microblogging site.

Bhupathi was out of men's doubles Saturday and is yet to play the mixed doubles at the Australian Open.

The 35-year-old actress married Bhupathi in 2011.

Social media for cowards, says Mahesh Bhatt

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is active on Twitter, believes the social media "encourages cowards" to express their feelings online.

"Social Media encourages cowards and haters to spout the most ugly things that they would never dare to say in real life to people face to face," Mahesh tweeted on Saturday.

On microblogging site Twitter, the veteran filmmaker has over six million followers.

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