Rahul Bose Fights for his Planet

Written by on December 15th, 2009

In the frosty twilight of a Copenhagen winter, Rahul Bose took to the streets this weekend, along with fashion model Helena Christensen, to fight to save the planet from selfish government, greedy industrialists, macho motorists and consumer junkies – clearly he’s a man who enjoys a challenge. Around 50,000 people joined the march and there […]

Mehraj Rehman Held By Police

Written by on December 15th, 2009

Mehraj Rehman, the 31-year-old former husband of Manyata Dutt, has been arrested by Versova police for once again sending obscene text messages to Bollywood actresses – this time, item girl Sambhavna Seth. “Seth filed a complaint on November 21,” said the police, “Following investigations, we arrested Mehraj from Hyderabad and brought him to Mumbai on […]

Priyanka Chopra & Miss World

Written by on December 14th, 2009

Priyanka Chopra, Miss World in 2000, revisited the scene of one of her greatest triumphs when she acted as a judge at the latest Miss World contest last night at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. “When Julia Morley, who is in charge of the beauty pageant, invited me to be a judge, I was […]

Director in Slap Attack, Claims Actress

Written by on December 14th, 2009

Rising Sandalwood actress Aindrita Ray, who is also currently working on Jimmy Shergill’s J-horror-style movie Flat, claims she was assaulted by director Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar when she arrived a few minutes late on set for Nooru Janmakku. “I was not just slapped, but was also asked to keep quiet about it by the people on the […]

Bollywood Stars Boost Mollywood

Written by on December 13th, 2009

The recent surge of growth in Mollywood – the film industry based in Kerala, has been evidenced by the increasing numbers of stars from other film industries seeking to make movies there. The latest of these is Sameera Reddy. Fresh from big hits such as Veeranam Aayiram opposite Surya in Kollywood, and of course De […]

Katrina Kaif is Asia’s Sexiest Woman Again

Written by on December 13th, 2009

For the second year running, Katrina Kaif has grabbed the top spot as Asia’s sexiest woman – as awarded by the UK’s prestigious Eastern Eye magazine. Also in the top ten were British TV actress Laila Rouass of Primeval, who is of Moroccan and Indian descent – and Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat from the movie […]

Bollywood Actress Boosts Sandalwood

Written by on December 13th, 2009

Bollywood film actress Anjana Sukhani is set to boost the small Sandalwood film industry based in Kannada. Her debut opposite Golden Star Ganesh, Maleyali Jotheyali, hits the screens this weekend. Anjana’s birthday is also on December 10th so it’s going to be a celebration weekend for her. The Jaipur-born actress, who appeared in Golmaal Returns […]

Breathtaking Kerala Film Festival Begins

Written by on December 13th, 2009

It’s only their second attempt, but the International Film Festival of Kerala has already developed a breathtaking range of categories and depth, showing the southern ttate to be a mecca of movie aficionados. In fact, There are over 150 moives on show at the week long festival. It got off to a star-studded start when […]

Toronto Chosen for IIFA Awards 2011

Written by on December 10th, 2009

For the first time ever, the IIFA Awards will travel to a North American city – to Toronto in 2011. This follows a very successful commercial visit to India by the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. News of the decision was announced by Ontario’s Prime Minister Dalton McGuinty. “With so many film buffs living in […]

Kangana Ranaut – No Textbook on Bollywood

Written by on December 10th, 2009

When asked to give advice to youngsters on how to be a Bollywood star, Kangana Ranaut admits it’s not easy, “Acting is not like MBBS — there are no textbooks, no written tests that you can sit for, excel in and get a degree in,” she says, “In the film industry, there’s no rulebook. In […]

Divya Bharti’s Cousin Becomes An Actress

Written by on December 10th, 2009

Kainaat Arora, a second cousin of Divya Bharti, will be making her Bollywood acting debut in Gup Chup Gup Chup and will also be doing an item number in Akshay Kumar’s Khatta Meetha. Looking uncannily like her late cousin, Kainaat also appears to be following in her footsteps, having been raised in the same city, […]

Catfight – Before The Film Has Even Begun!

Written by on December 10th, 2009

Rising stars Jennifer and Swapna Tiwari came to blows at the launch party and press conference for horror movie The Lucky 13 when Jennifer appeared to object to Swapna flirting with co-star Sunny and exhaling smoke in her direction. “The actresses didn’t look each other in the eye during the entire press conference,“ said a […]

Will Loneliness Drive Ileana to Bollywood?

Written by on December 9th, 2009

Katrina Kaif recently hinted at the loneliness to be found at the top of any profession, and southern superstar Ileana concedes it’s much the same for her in Kollywood. Her only friend, she says, is fellow southern star Trisha, who is now Bollywood bound, so the question is – will Ileana follow in Trisha’s footsteps […]

Deepika Padukone – An Asian Woman of Today

Written by on December 9th, 2009

Looking absolutely perfect in a low-cut gold minidress with brown hoops and more than a little attitude, Deepika Padukone looks ready to face the world once again on the cover of Asian Woman magazine. Inside, the Housefull actress talks about the trials and tribulations of being an actress in the public eye and constantly having […]

Hard Kaur Plays Hard Ball

Written by on December 7th, 2009

Hard Kaur may have been born in India but she has the matter-of-fact personality and blunt accent of her Birmingham upbringing. Straddling the two disciplines of acting and singing, she is rapidly developing into one of the most intriguing personalities in Bollywood. Having done the title track ‘Follow Me’ for Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, […]

Bina Rai Passes On Aged 78

Written by on December 7th, 2009

Golden age actress Bina Rai died suddenly yesterday at the age of 78 following a heart attack. Her elder son, who was in Melbourne, is returning as quickly as possible. ‘‘My parents have rushed back to Mumbai,” said grandson and director Sidharth Malhotra, “I have to finish the shoot as the unit is waiting then […]

Rahul Bose’s Promo Gets Fiery Reception

Written by on December 6th, 2009

Promos for Rahul Bose‘s new horror movie Fired have been banned from Indian television, being seen as too gory as well as including a sexy shot of Rahul with British co-star Militza Radmilovic. The supernatural film is about the potential pitfalls facing a boss who ruthlessly fires an erring employee. “I feel we have a […]

Mumaith Khan – Leading Lady

Written by on December 6th, 2009

Although we haven’t seen so much of her in Bollywood recently, former item girl Mumaith Khan has been successfully building a career for herself as a leading lady down south. Her song from Kanthaswamy, ‘En Peru Meena Kumari’ has become a monster hit on commercial radio and the ultimate accolade has been suggested, that she […]

Monica Bedi Revisits Her Past

Written by on December 6th, 2009

The news was good for Monica Bedi this week when she learned that the CBI had decided to unfreeze her assets and she now has access again to her seven bank accounts. The money had been frozen since 2002 when the CBI suspected that it had really belonged to gangster Abu Salem. ASP Pramod Manji […]

Rakhi Sawant’s Even More Glamorous New Look

Written by on December 6th, 2009

Rakhi Sawant has been working with Canadian desi fusion artist ishQ Bector and sports a brand new look for a video from the artist’s album Jhagde. “The spunky brand, known for her bold and brazen personality attracting mass appeal, will now be seen in a completely classy, upmarket trendy look and style,” ishQ explains, whilst […]

The Supermen of Malegaon

Written by on December 5th, 2009

As Michael Caine might say, not many people know that Maharashtra has a second thriving movie industry less than 200 miles from the glitz and glamour of Mumbai. It’s set in the declining Muslim-majority city of Malegaon and the typical budget for a movie is $1500 – yes, you read that right – $1500! The […]


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