Big B auctions lunch date, bid reaches 6 lakhs on Day 1

Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is auctioning off a lunch date with him to raise money for charity, sparking a frenzy which saw the bids rise above Rs 6 lakhs within hours of the announcement.

The bidding started at Rs 1001 yesterday at online marketplace eBay and it has already reached a whopping amount of Rs 6 lakhs.

The 67-year-old veteran has pipped Bollywood`s bad boy Salman Khan and Akshay `Khiladi` Kumar in the bidding amounts. A breakfast date with Akshay is currently going for Rs 4,52,000.

On offer is the oppurtunity to spend time with the `Shehenshah of Bollywood` over lunch. Bachchan will answer the winner`s questions about his long career and his easiest, most difficult, funniest and craziest moments.

The winner will also get the opportunity to take photographs with the Big B and get personalized autographs from him.

The actor decided to do the good deed to mark the `Joy of Giving` week in collaboration with eBay.

The National Award winning actor who is set to host the superhit TV game show `Kaun Banega Crorepati` for a third time, will donate the proceedings to a charity of his choice.

Also during the Joy of Giving Week Bangalore NGO CMCA (Children`s Movement for Civic Awareness) is auctioning an lunch date with actress Raveena Tandon in addition to cricket memorabilia.

PTI