Bollywood has Rs.1 bn riding on Big B

Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) About Rs.1 billion is riding on the shoulders of Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently recuperating in a hospital here after he complained of abdominal pain on his 66th birthday Saturday.

The spokesperson of the Lilavati Hospital, Mohan Rajan's announcement here about Amitabh's speedy recovery might have warmed the hearts of his fans, but the producers of his under-production movies are still not counting their blessings for obvious reasons.

Bachchan, who was in the midst of his 66th birthday celebrations at his bungalow Pratiksha in Juhu, was rushed to the Nanavati Hospital early Saturday afternoon after complaining of abdominal pain and breathlessness. He was then shifted to the Lilavati Hospital where he continued to b