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Amitabh Bachchan donates to Plan's cause of the girl child

Feb 25, 2013

The Bachchan family, often called the first family of the Indian film industry, get together to help Plan India's long running 'Because I am Girl' campaign.

Bachchan Family I

Bollywood’s biggest superstar, Amitabh Bachchan donated Rs 2.5 million to Plan India towards the cause of the girl child in India, at a press conference at his office in Mumbai recently. His wife Jaya Bachchan, son and daughter-in-law Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai — all dressed in white — were also present. The family would raise funds for Plan India’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, through proceeds generated from the art exhibition which was organised by Bachchan’s family on his 70th birthday on October 11, 2012, which coincided with the first ever International Day of the Girl Child, and also through proceeds from sale of a book from Big B’s (as he is popularly called) 70th birthday celebrations. Amitabh Bachchan’s family is often referred to as the first family of Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan is called the ‘Superstar’ of Bollywood, a term coined for his immense popularity.

His wife Jaya Bachchan, was also a renowned actor and starred alongside Amitabh Bachchan in several blockbusters, son Abhishek has also acted in several popular movies and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai is ex-Miss World and a popular actor.

On this occasion, Plan India presented a painting by the children from Plan India’s community. This painting, aptly titled ‘The Making of Superstar’ captured the moments in Bachchan’s climb to stardom, from his youth, to his portrayal of the “Angry Young Man” and his present role as the host of the popular television show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati” (Indian version of the popular show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”). Plan India also captured the making of this painting in a short video, which was presented to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and his family.

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Source : Plan India
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