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Preity Zinta wins Best Actress at Chicago International Film Festival

Written by on October 26th, 2008

After Shabana Azmi, Preity Zinta is the second Indian actress to ever win an award at the Chicago International Film Festival. After winning accolades at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year, Preity’s risk in taking on a role like Chand in Heaven on Earth has definitely payed off. “I am so happy and […]

“It is preposterous that our films should be censored!” – Shonali Bose

Written by on October 19th, 2008

Often times, one gets tired of eagerly waiting for big-budget flicks that fail to deliver what their excessive promotion promises. For this reason, it’s an extremely rare and wonderful experience when you come across a film that you don’t know much about only to find out that you are in store for a masterpiece. Such […]

“Akshay Kumar is the hottest!” – Koena Mitra

Written by on October 15th, 2008

Without a godfather in the industry, Bong babe Koena Mitra started her career with a bang in Musafir where she created waves in the song ‘Sun Suniyo’ as she displayed her signature oomph factor. Before films, she took part in the Gladrags Mega Model Contest and was part of the Mamta Shanker ballet troupe for […]

‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ and ‘Yuvvraaj’ track lists released!

Written by on October 15th, 2008

Now here’s a film that’s making waves way before its release date. Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is all set to release on December 12th, starring Shahrukh Khan and newcomer Anushka Sharma. Yash Raj Films has chosen to release the music around Diwali, and composers Salim-Suleiman have raved about the title track, calling […]

Firaaq

Written by on October 11th, 2008

If there’s one thing that strikes you during Firaaq, it’s that a film like this could not have come at a better time. Currently, the national situation in India is one of great fear, as bomb blasts continue to plague the country on the basis of religion and other creeds that threaten the lives of […]

Akshay Kumar in Deepa Mehta’s next

Written by on October 10th, 2008

In an interesting turn of events, world-renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta has managed to rope in current Bollywood ‘Kinng’ Akshay Kumar for her film Komagata Maru (earlier titled Exclusion). Akshay will also be co-producing the film with Hamilton-Mehta Productions Inc. The film is the emotional true story set in 1914 when a ship of Indians was […]

Amitabh and Tabu go back in time for a new flick!

Written by on October 10th, 2008

After the unlikely pair of Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu sizzled on screen last year in Cheeni Kum, they are all set to travel back in time for a film on Ashoka the Emperor. Tabu has officially signed on to play Tishyarakshita, Ashoka’s wife. She was instrumental in conquering the Mauryan empire with her charm. The […]

TV’s ‘Jassi’ with Aamir Khan in ’3 Idiots’

Written by on October 10th, 2008

After playing the iconic character Jassi on ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’, Mona Singh is finally set to make her big screen debut. After her TV stint, many expected her to go straight into films considering her immense popularity after the show became a huge hit. However, Mona naturally didn’t want to sign just any other […]

“Darsheel and I became friends during Taare Zameen Par” – Vipin Sharma

Written by on October 8th, 2008

While ‘Taare’ is sent to the Oscars, Vipin Sharma talks about his role as Ishaan’s father in the film. Vipin has also worked in Canada, in front of and behind the camera, and recently featured in a role in the hit Jannat. Congratulations on Taare Zameen Parbeing India’s official Oscar entry! How does it feel? […]

Slumdog Millionaire

Written by on October 6th, 2008

If there’s any film that was the underdog at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, it was Danny Boyle’s spectacular Slumdog Millionaire. When it arrived, most thought it would be interesting because of Boyle’s great track record, but nobody expected the film to literally bridge cultural gaps between North America and India, creating a beautiful […]

Ash to work with Bhansali, Akhtar, Bhardwaj…and more!

Written by on October 5th, 2008

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan‘s latest interview clearly indicates that she’s one of the few actresses who has played her cards right. Unlike her contemporaries that started around the same time, Ash has bagged several plum projects. Already announced are Vipul Shah’s Action Replay (with Akshay Kumar), Mani Ratnam’s Raven (with Abhishek Bachchan and Govinda), Robot (with […]

Stars turn up for ‘Drona’ premiere, including SRK!

Written by on October 2nd, 2008

The Drona release held a night before the release of the film was certainly a star-studded sight. Those who attended included the Bachchan family and the leading cast and crew, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, Harman Baweja, Ashutosh Gowariker, Anil and Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Preity Zinta and, hold your breath, Shahrukh Khan! King […]

Preity, Rani and Priyanka join SRK for ‘Rab Ne Bana…’

Written by on September 25th, 2008

As December slowly approaches (at a crawling pace for SRK fans!), Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi continues to get more exciting. After newcomer Anushka Sharma was signed to play the lead role opposite Shahrukh Khan, it was reported that SRK will be donning two distinct looks in the film. Recently, it was also […]

Aishwarya turns up the heat for ‘Vogue’

Written by on September 25th, 2008

Never underestimate Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, that’s for sure. Post-marriage, many have been claiming that Aishwarya has been putting on a ‘traditional bahu’ act in order to change her image, but her latest photoshoot for the one-year anniversary or Vogue India proves otherwise. While some of her contemporaries have been hogging headlines by shedding their clothes […]

“Who wouldn’t want to work with Shyam Benegal?” – Priyanka Chopra

Written by on September 24th, 2008

While his latest film, Welcome to Sajjanpur, has received immense praise from critics, Shyam Benegal is toying with the idea of kickstaring a film named Chamki, which he had planned a few years ago. Recall that the film was earlier called Chamki Chameli and the title role was offered to Kareena Kapoor, Urmila Matondnakar and […]

‘Taare Zameen Par’ goes to the Oscars!

Written by on September 20th, 2008

The name Aamir Khan is becoming almost synonymous with the Oscars in India, considering the fact that two of his earlier films (Rang De Basanti and Lagaan) were both chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars. Competing for Best Foreign Language Film, his directional debut Taare Zameen Par will head to the Oscars this […]

Heaven on Earth

Written by on September 17th, 2008

Note: This is an exclusive review from a reviewer that had the opportunity to watch the film at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Remember, you read it first on BollySpice.com! Most people seem to believe that film making does not go beyond basic aesthetics like costumes, a thin storyline, and a grand star-cast. […]

Karisma gives up comeback role to Bipasha!

Written by on September 10th, 2008

For some reason, Karisma Kapoor‘s comeback just doesn’t seem like it’s on the cards any time soon. Earlier, it was reported that she’d play a role in director Onir’s next film but she decided to wait for a while before getting back into films. Recently, she was confirmed for the title role with Sanjay Dutt […]

“I am finally doing Delhi Belly” – Imran Khan

Written by on September 2nd, 2008

It’s officially going to be a family reunion all over again as Imran Khan will be featuring in Aamir Khan Productions’ next film titled Delhi Belly. The role was earlier offered to Ranbir Kapoor who turned it down, reportedly due to date hassles. Imran tells Mumbai Mirror, “I am actually thrilled that I am doing […]

‘Rock On!!’ gets great advance reviews!

Written by on August 29th, 2008

It’s good news for director Abhishek Kapoor and his cast comprising of Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Parchi Desai, Shahana Goswami, Luke Kenny and Purab Kohli, as their film has generated immense buzz before it’s release this Friday. Rock On!! is currently sitting as the best reviewed film of the year, with a rocking 78% on […]

SRK’s next with Santosh Sivan and John Abraham?

Written by on August 28th, 2008

Age is not a factor for Shahrukh Khan, who continues to sign films and work hard despite sections of the industry having written him off throughout his career. Last year, he bagged awards all over with a commendable performance in Chak De India and later had a blockbuster with Om Shanti Om. This year, he […]

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