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REFLECTIONS 2013: Top 5 Heartbreaking Songs of 2013

Written by on December 28th, 2013

The Bollywood song is a magical aspect of a Bollywood film. Through the song, emotions not only have free reign of conveying what may not or cannot be said through the film’s narrative, but can also drive the storyline forward to outstanding lengths.Falling in love, being besotted in love, expressing love and celebrating love are […]

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Big B, SRK and Waheeda Rehman honoured by NDTV amongst the “25 Greatest Global Living Indians”

Written by on December 22nd, 2013

Marking 25 years of outstanding news broadcasting, the prestigious Indian channel NDTV honoured 25 personalities as the “greatest global Indian living legends.” Amongst these were Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, magical composer A R Rahman, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, iconic actor Rajinikanth and prominent actress of Bollywood’s golden era, Waheeda Rehman. The awards were presented by […]

CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award Winners

Written by on December 22nd, 2013

The 8th edition of the “CBN-IBN Indian of the year” award ceremony took place on the 20th of December, 2013. Recognised and celebrated through the prestigious award are the contributions of those Indians during the calendar year that have “strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process.” (indianoftheyear.com) […]

Arjun Rampal on Hrithik-Sussanne breakup

Written by on December 19th, 2013

Speculation. Speculation. Speculation. Bollywood has always been rife with speculation. Whether it’s hook ups or especially break ups, celebrities are many times hounded with controversy. After the recent separation of Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne, rumours had begun that their mutual close friend Arjum Rampal had a role to play. Arjun Rampal’s increasingly close friendship with Suzanne […]

Bollywood Stars Speak Up Against the Return of Section 377- the Law that makes “Love” a Criminal Offence

Written by on December 13th, 2013

Bollywood has famously advocated loving fearlessly without any barriers and to facing any obstacles that appear. For instance “Jab Pyar Kiya Tau Darna Kya” (Why be frightened if you are in love?) was evoked through Mughal-E-Azam(1960) . Raj fearlessly pursued his Simran , regardless of having to face the fury of a traditional Indian father, […]

Dil to Pagal Hai’s Award Winning Choreographer Shiamak joins End AIDS India

Written by on December 8th, 2013

CAN WE TRULY END HIV/AIDS IN INDIA? SHIAMAK DAVAR AND OTHER ‘HEROES FOR ZERO’ SAY “YES, WE CAN!” Davar, the award winning choreographer was one of the first to introduce contemporary jazz and western forms of dance to India. He made his break in Bollywood with Yash Chopra’s Dil to Pagal Hai and had not […]

Sneak Peek: Dhoom 3’s Malang – Bollywood’s Most Spectacular and Expensive Song Ever!

Written by on December 1st, 2013

Dhoom 3 is finally around the corner. As the release date of December the 20th gets closer, the anticipation is certainly heating up! The recently released 38 second promo video for Malang has taken the world by storm with more than 3 lakh YouTube hits on just the first day and more than one million hits […]

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Special Report: Going Once…Going Twice! A Rare Bollywood Auction: Conferro Auctions

Written by on November 30th, 2013

The Westbury gallery in London’s Mayfair was recently adorned with rare Bollywood memorabilia. “Conferro Auctions”, a British based auction house, premiered through a special and rare event – a vintage Bollywood auction that took place on the 29th of November. Consisting of a 150 lots, the memorabilia reflected a wide range of vintage Bollywood posters, […]

Kashmiri Protests against Vishal Bhardwaj’s Hamlet adaptation: “Haider”

Written by on November 26th, 2013

Shakespeare and Bollywood are famously going hand in hand with the playwright’s adaptations being increasingly produced and portrayed on the Bollywood screen.For instance, Vishal Bhardwaj’s first Shakespearean adaptation was “Maqbool” (Macbeth) 2003. Then came “Omkara” (Othello) 2006. Behold, as next to arrive from the talented director will be “Hamlet”, titled “Haider”. With a star cast […]

Shakespearean Tragedies: Love and Bollywood

Written by on November 23rd, 2013

2013, the extra special year marking the centenary of Hindi Cinema is almost coming at an end. To celebrate, BollySpice briefly explores the theatrical roots of Bollywood, expanding on the contribution of William Shakespeare, the famous playwright who has continuously intrigued the Indian film industry since the beginning of the Hindi film industry. We explore […]

Munna Bhai “Bole Tau”… Is Returning!

Written by on November 20th, 2013

Munna Bhai MBBS and sequel Lage Raho Munna  Bhai had Bollywood audiences crying with side splitting laughter. The heart warming comedy and the Mumbai hooligan antics came with a message. Whilst Munna Bhai MBBS had the protagonist “Munna Bhai”, a lovable Mumbai hoodlum, become a faux- medical student who “cured” people through his humour and good heart, the second […]

Aamir Khan’s Dhoom-tastic dedication to Sachin Tendulkar

Written by on November 16th, 2013

Indian cricket and Bollywood share several attributes in common. Both stir the emotions of their countless devout fans. Both are regarded as integral to South Asian culture. Both are the heart, pride and soul of South Asia. Therefore, it is only fitting that with the retirement of legendary Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, a Bollywood song […]

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Trip to India has more than one message

Written by on November 12th, 2013

The British Royal couple, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, are currently busy touring India. Nine days long in duration and the third official trip taken together, comes with more than one powerful message. Firstly, the Prince’s message is of encouraging the wealthy to take responsibility towards India’s deprived […]

Krrish 3′s superpowers break Box Office records

Written by on November 3rd, 2013

Breaking all records with an opening of 25.5 crores just from the very first day of release, Krrish 3 is the first film to open with the magnificently staggering figure on a non- holiday, pre Diwali Friday. Forming the third installment of the sci-fi, super hero themed trilogy, heavily anticipated Krrish 3 has some enormous […]

Happy Birthday Shah Rukh Khan! BollySpice celebrates the Super Star to each letter of his name

Written by on November 3rd, 2013

Once upon a time, on November the 2nd, 1965, a Super Star was born. The Bollywood Badshaah, the King of Bollywood, the Raj of Simran’s dreams – however you may relate to him has turned 48. To celebrate Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday, BollySpice explores the contribution the Super Star has made by celebrating each letter […]

Happy Bollywood Halloween!

Written by on October 31st, 2013

There is nothing better on Halloween than watching a scary film. It gets even better if it is a spooky, bone chilling, terrifying Bollywood film. With the spine tingling themes of haunted abandoned havelis (mansions), reincarnation, revenge of the dead and wandering lost spirits – who said that Bollywood only told romantic tales? You may […]

Salman Khan’s (Latest) Temper Tantrum

Written by on October 28th, 2013

Film stars are known, perhaps even expected to be mingled in not only controversies, but to throw dramatic temper tantrums. Checking these boxes completely is Salman Khan. The Bollywood star does not need an introduction and neither does his (in)famous temper. Having already been in the news last month for losing his cool on a […]

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BollySpice talks to Ranbir Kapoor and Pallavi Sharda in an exclusive in London!

Written by on September 23rd, 2013

We have seen him as Rockstar. We have seen him as Bunny. We have seen him as Barfi. Now, it is time to see him as Babli Jan. Ranbir Kapoor’s next upcoming film Besharam is set to be released on the 2nd of October 2013. Yes. It is almost time to see not only Ranbir […]

“We believe that if content is king, then distribution is God.” – An Exclusive BollySpice Interview with Reliance Entertainment

Written by on September 23rd, 2013

Reliance Entertainment presents a Movie Temple production…Besharam! The wait for Besharam is soon to be over with the release date of the 2nd of October soon approaching. Reliance Entertainment productions include Singham, Bodyguard and Don 2. It doesn’t stop at Bollywood! Reliance Entertainment includes Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali Cinema as well as Hollywood- Scream 4 […]

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‘Besharam is an attitude. It’s listening to your heart and actually following your heart’- Ranbir Kapoor at UK Besharam Press Conference

Written by on September 21st, 2013

London was sparkling on a very grey, very bleak and very rainy September afternoon when Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Sanjeev Lambda- CEO, Mahesh Ramnathan- COO of Reliance Entertainment and producer Himanshu Mehra graced London with their presence. All set for the release of Besharam, the cast and production team visited the […]

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Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Ignores the Racism and Celebrates Diversity

Written by on September 17th, 2013

On the 15th of September 2013, Nina Davuluri was the first Indian American to be crowned Miss America. One of Miss Davuluri’s biggest platforms is diversity and the diversity of the US was celebrated with her win. Indian-Americans are the third largest Asian community in the USA according to The Times of India. Having an […]

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