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.[1] 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.[2]

Walk of the Stars
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Kareena Kapoor's hand print at the Walk of the Stars.
Walk of the Stars is located in Mumbai
Walk of the Stars
Location within Mumbai
Established28 March 2012 (2012-03-28)
Dissolved2014 (2014)
LocationBandstand Promenade, Bandra, Mumbai
Coordinates19°02′34″N 72°49′09″E / 19.042718°N 72.819132°E / 19.042718; 72.819132
TypeEntertainment hall of fame
FounderUTV
OwnerUTV

CostEdit

A brass statue on the Walk of Stars cost 3.5 million (US$49,000).

Stars honouredEdit

 
A tourist poses next to a statue of Raj Kapoor.

The following stars had been honoured with an autograph, tile or statue on the Walk of the Stars.[3]. Notable actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and other celebrities were slated to be honoured.

UninstallationEdit

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.[4]


Name Autograph Handprint Statue
Anupam Kher  Y
Ashok Kumar  Y
Ajay Devgan  Y
Asha Parekh  Y
Dev Anand  Y  Y
Guru Dutt  Y
Kareena Kapoor  Y
Karisma Kapoor  Y
Kishore Kumar  Y
Meena Kumari  Y
Nargis Dutt  Y
Neetu Singh  Y
Prithviraj Kapoor  Y
Rajesh khanna  Y
Raj Kapoor  Y  Y
Randhir Kapoor  Y
Rishi Kapoor  Y
Shabana Azmi  Y
Shammi Kapoor  Y  Y
Sharmila Tagore  Y
Shashi Kapoor  Y
Sonakshi Sinha  Y
Sridevi  Y
Sunil Dutt  Y
Vidya Balan  Y
Yash Chopra  Y

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thirani, Neha (26 March 2012). "Mumbai Gets Its Own Walk of Fame". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Bebo launches B-town's very own 'Walk of Fame'". India Today. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Walking with the stars". Business Standard. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  4. ^ "UTV walk of stars have disappeared from Bandstand". Bandra Info. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2020.