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Bollywood’s New Year Resolutions for 2012

Written by on December 31st, 2011

Let’s face it, 2011 hasn’t been Bollywood’s best year, and there’s much that can be done to make sure 2012 is better. Let’s take a look at what should be the industry’s top fifteen resolutions for the New Year. 1. Use “Hinglish” titles only when appropriate! I wonder if it’s even fair to label Bombay’s […]

Top 10 Actresses of 2010

Written by on December 29th, 2010

In my fourth year of compiling the list of the top ten actresses of the year, 2010 has definitely been the most challenging. Call me a cynic, but I believe that the Hindi film industry is going through a crisis of sorts in terms of female talent. Barring a few, the current crop of actresses […]

TIFF Special: “Dhobi Ghat is like poetry on film”

Written by on September 25th, 2010

Normally when I see a movie, the critic in me is immediately ready to find a computer, open Microsoft Word and let the words flow from my brain to my fingertips to the screen. But it’s been three days since I’ve seen Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat and I still can’t fully understand how or why […]

BollySpice Mid-Year Achievements Round Up

Written by on June 28th, 2010

Well, loyal Bollywood fanatics, we’re halfway through yet another year and have a few gems and a whole lotta trash to show for it. That’s 26 Fridays and approximately 64 releases. Unfortunately, the past six months have been some of Bollywood’s dullest, but thankfully the few critical and commercial winners have been special enough to […]

“Raavan is definitely worth a watch, even if it’s not the epic it was touted to be.”

Written by on June 19th, 2010

After years of hype about Raavan being ace director Mani Ratnam’s most grand film yet, the verdict is finally out, and it’s definitely a mixed bag. Some love it and some hate it. Noted critic Rajeev Masand calls it “a crushing bore of a film” while Rediff’s Aseem Chhabra says Ratnam “is in top form.” […]

Top 10 Jodis of 2009

Written by on February 9th, 2010

One of the things that fans love about Bollywood is the love stories – we can’t get enough of them. And it is the two actors who make the love come alive and make us feel. Sometimes the combination does not work and so the film does not work. However, when it does, it is […]

Top 10 Actresses of 2009

Written by on January 23rd, 2010

You know the drill. Every year BollySpice looks back at the year gone by, highlighting the best (and the worst) of the year. We often associate the term ‘actress’ in Hindi cinema with a woman who can successfully bat her eyelashes, dance and cry well. Well, times are a changin’. Each year that goes by […]

DISCARDED VERSION Top 10 Actresses of 2009

Written by on January 3rd, 2010

You know the drill. Every year BollySpice.com looks back at the year gone by, highlighting the best (and the worst) of the year. We often associate the term ‘actress’ in Hindi cinema with a woman who can successfully bat her eyelashes, dance and cry well. Well, times are a changin’. Each year that goes by […]

Bollywood’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2010

Written by on January 1st, 2010

We all make them, we all mean to keep them but do we ever? In case you haven’t guessed, we are talking about New Year’s resolutions and since the world is turning to another year it is time to make those promises once again. We thought we would give some advice to those we feel […]

Kurbaan

Written by on November 22nd, 2009

There’s a very fine line between a film that pretends to address relevant global issues and one that actually does. New York pretended. Kurbaan does. Kurbaan (written by Karan Johar and Rensil D’Silva) makes you sit on the edge of your seat partly because it’s a gripping thriller and partly because it hits so close […]

“Adi [Chopra] and I are not friends” – Anushka Sharma

Written by on September 21st, 2009

After having arrived with a big bang in last year’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (director: Aditya Chopra), Anushka Sharma quickly disappeared. Rumours were afloat that she would only work with Yash Raj Films (YRF), but her latest project proves that she is open to all offers. Sharma has just signed Nikhil Advani’s Patiala House […]

What’s Your Raashee?

Written by on September 20th, 2009

Positive points: Priyanka and Harman, creative script and several hilarious moments Negative points: Way too long, weak climax After mastering the art of period flicks, acclaimed director Ashutosh Gowariker is back with a three-and-a-half-hour romantic comedy that tests your patience repeatedly but is still thoroughly entertaining. Gowariker takes a giant leap into foreign territory with […]

Prateik Babbar teams up with Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Written by on August 30th, 2009

Prateik Babbar’s ten-minute role in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na seems to be working wonders for him. Recent reports in the Mumbai Mirror claim that Babbar has signed a film titled My Friend Pinto to be produced by prolific filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film will mark the debut of director Raghav Dar who has […]

Dil Bole Hadippa

Written by on August 21st, 2009

After the surprising success of New York, 2009 might just be Yash Raj Films’ comeback year. But they’re not the only ones making a grand arrival this year. Rani Mukerji, whose career hit a roadblock after several disappointing debacles (Baabul, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, etc.) teams up with Shahid Kapur who […]

“I didn’t even read the script before I said yes!” – Aishwarya on ‘Guzaarish’

Written by on August 14th, 2009

As the days go by, the excitement (and expectations!) surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish is steadily increasing. Not only does the film mark Bhansali’s third film with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, but also stars Hrithik Roshan who is apparently thrilled to be part of the Bhansali-Rai duo that has created magic twice already (Devdas, Hum Dil […]

Ash patches up with Bebo and SRK at Karan’s party!

Written by on May 29th, 2009

Karan Johar, who recently turned 37, invited the who’s who of Bollywood to his birthday party. Amongst the invitees were Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor who have reportedly been cold to each other for years. Though neither has ever said anything to confirm this, it has been apparent that the two aren’t quite the […]

Strike finally over? Maybe!

Written by on May 29th, 2009

Yes! Audiences may finally be able to breathe a long sigh of relief as latest developments confirm that the ongoing strike in Bollywood may finally be over. After an intense meeting, producers and multiplexes seem to have finally come to an agreement regarding revenue shares. It is believed that the three-month long strike has cost […]

“I’m Bipasha Basu. I don’t think there’s any replacement for that.” – Bipasha

Written by on May 28th, 2009

No matter what she does and no matter how many critics she has, Bipasha Basu is always confidence personified. In a recent interview, she claimed she has no problems not being approached for Race 2. “I heard even Abbas-Mustan are not doing ‘Race 2′. If the original directors are not doing the sequel, who am […]

“I can only let go in front of a camera.” – Tisca Chopra

Written by on March 23rd, 2009

Last year, audiences became familiar with the extremely talented Tisca Chopra, who played Ishaan Awasthi’s mother in the critically and commercially acclaimed Taare Zameen Par. In addition to leaving a deep impression with viewers, Tisca bagged several nominations for her excellent work in the film. In an exclusive t

Freida Pinto in Woody Allen’s next

Written by on February 24th, 2009

After an extraordinary journey by the name of Slumdog Millionaire, Freida Pinto is taking the next step of her promising career in the film industry. While she has made it clear to Bollyspice in her interview that she is open to acting in both Hollywood and Bollywood films, Freida has managed to bag an illustrious […]

Katrina gets serious for ‘Rajniti’

Written by on February 1st, 2009

After playing the glamorous heroine at least a hundred times during her rise to fame, Katrina Kaif is hoping that 2009 will change her image. By accepting roles in New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Rajniti, Katrina has taken on meatier characters which will hopefully allow her to prove herself as an actress, […]

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