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Amitabh Bachchan donates towards the cause of the girl child

Apr 23, 2013

Big B's family would raise funds for Plan India’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, through proceeds generated from an art exhibition.

Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood’s biggest superstar, Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 2.5 million to Plan India towards the cause of the girl child in India. The family would raise funds for Plan India’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, through proceeds generated from the art exhibition which was organized 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”).

SOURCE: Plan India

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