Use of word Bollywood in book`s title upsets Big B

Updated: May 22, 2010, 09:31 AM IST

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan is all praise for film critic S.S.M. Ausaja for compiling a film memoir that has a rare collection of Hindi film posters from 1930 till date, but the megastar said he didn`t like the use of the word `Bollywood` in the book`s title.
Titled "Bollywood In Posters", the book contains Ausaja`s personal collection of posters, lobby cards, record album covers and other memorabilia.

"I have been following Ausaja for a very long time. He is a dear friend from the time he has been a journalist. I absolutely loved the idea of him wanting to document these very rare posters which is now as you all know a great art," Bachchan told reporters after launching the book at Crossword here Friday.

"I think these (film posters) are a very important element especially in the field of arts and craft and creativity. A 100 years from now when our future generation will come across this book, they will have a great opportunity to see what their ancestors were involved in, the kind of films they made and the kind of art work associated with the films.

"The only thing that I didn’t like about the book is the title and the use of the word (Bollywood), but anyway that’s another story," said Amitabh.

Big B is particular about the usage of the term Indian film industry than Bollywood.