If Hollywood can have one, so can Bollywood. Mumbai will soon see a Bollywood Walk of Fame on the lines of its Hollywoood counterpart that honours the top celebs in the West.
The Indian property, which will come up at the promenade in the city’s Bandra Bandstand, will be a tribute to the biggest stars in Indian cinema. “We always wanted to honour Bollywood and the people associated with it. We thought it’s important to make something that is of a permanent stature to pay tribute to their invaluable contribution to the industry,” says Nikhil Gandhi, business head of UTV Stars, which is behind the initiative.
The property, which is expected to be thrown open in January, will see on display, the handprints of stars on slabs dedicated to them. “Having a Bollywood Walk of Fame where people can see the handprints of their favourite stars would be fun for fans,” says actor Arjun Rampal. Actors Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are some of the names being considered for the first round of honours.