Walk of the Stars
The Walk of the Stars is a section of the Bandstand Promenade in Bandra, Mumbai honouring Bollywood film stars. The path features about six statues of famous Bollywood actors as well as about 100 brass plates embossed with the handprints and signatures of other stars. The walk is inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is funded and privately managed by UTV and promoted through their UTV Stars television channel. The walk is 2 km long. It was inaugurated by actress Kareena Kapoor on 28 March 2012, with actor Randhir Kapoor and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also present.
Kareena Kapoor's hand print at the Walk of the Stars.
|Established||28 March 2012|
|Location||Bandstand Promenade, Bandra, Mumbai|
|Type||Entertainment hall of fame|
A brass statue on the Walk of Stars cost ₹3.5 million (US$49,000).
The following stars had been honoured with an autograph, tile or statue on the Walk of the Stars.. Notable actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and other celebrities were slated to be honoured.
The Walk of Stars project was cancelled due to unspecified reasons. Statues were subsequently uninstalled from the promenade. The acquisition of UTV by Disney was rumoured to be a reason but company spokepersons have yet to release an official statement.
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