Shriya Saran Claims Mollywood

Written by on December 5th, 2009

Salman Khan’s former muse, Shriya Saran, is building her empire down south brick-by-brick. After successes in Tollywood and Kollywood, her latest step is to move into Mollywood with the movie Pokkiri Raja and top stars Mammootty and Pritviraj and it hit’s the floors in January for a thirty-day shoot. Shriya has had a busy few […]

Konkona Sen Sharma – Happy Birthday!

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Konkona Sen Sharma, who enjoys her 30th birthday today, says she would like to go back 30 years and more to the seventies. “I have actually fantasised about myself working in that era which made movies that saw heroines wear chiffons and look gorgeous like in Silsila and even made films which were serious giving […]

Mother and Daughter Go To the Movies

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan, mother and daughter, will be attending the 1st Pravasi Film Festival in New Delhi in January, organised by the Mauritius High Commission and Pravasi Today magazine. The movie, Life Goes On, starring Sharmila and her daughter, will inaugurate the Festival. The story is a retelling of King Lear but […]

Celina Wins Egyptian Award

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Celina Jaitley has just returned from Egypt where she won an award at the Cairo International Film Festival for her work on Love Has No Language. “Going back to the banks of the river Nile was the best thing which happened to me,” she says, “I am happy that the movie has reached audiences all […]

Mrinalini Sharma Happily Learning The Ropes

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

Like many models turned actress before her, Mrinalini Sharma is finding that developing a career in Bollywood is a challenging but highly enjoyable experience. “It’s been quite difficult,” she admits, “Star kids have it much easier. One has to constantly network and be in touch with influential people. I am still learning the tricks of […]

A Family of Stars Gather for Indira – Mother

Written by on December 1st, 2009

Krishna Shah explains his patchy CV by saying he has worked for the last twenty years on one concept – the telling of the story of Indira Gandhi. Finally, he has come up with the script for Mother. “This is the project of my life, both in its scale and the subject,”he says, “I have […]

Chaotic T20 Ceremony Mars IFFI Celebration

Written by on December 1st, 2009

A somewhat chaotic and disorganised evening marred the celebration of the T20 – Top Indian films of all time – celebration at the International Film Festival of India in Goa last night at the Kala Academy The event was attended by a swathe of top personalities including Ben Kingsley, Amrita Rao, Madhur Bhandarkar and Gurinder […]

Sameera Reddy Takes The Lead

Written by on November 30th, 2009

With Katrina Kaif confined to bed with a touch of jaundice, Sameera Reddy has been taking the lead in promoting De Dana Dan alongside Akshay Kumar – and she’s full of praise for the anarchic script and production style of the director Priyadarshan: “The film is simply outstanding and is easily one of the funniest […]

Isha & Timmy Get Wed

Written by on November 30th, 2009

In a simple and traditional wedding, 33-year-old Isha Koppikar has married the man of her dreams, Timmy Narang. Throughout the process of the pre-wedding party – held last week with a Ken & Barbie theme – the sangeet, the wedding and the reception, the couple looked relaxed and happy with Isha looking especially fetching in […]

Genelia and Neil – Looking Good Together

Written by on November 29th, 2009

Genelia D’Souza and Neil Nitin Mukesh dominate the newsstands for December with their electrifying cover for Filmfare magazine, confirming their status as two of the hottest new Gen-Next stars of the year. Neil looks mean and moody in a tailored black leather coat and Genelia looks stunning in a sparkling midnight blue minidress. Neil has […]

Sikkimese Child Actress Grabs Hearts

Written by on November 29th, 2009

Trapped between Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, the mountainous Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim, which only officially became part of India in 2003, is not known for the number of Bollywood actors it producers – but it may have found a star of the future in seven-year-old Yuden Zongtempa. Yuden steals the movie in Avartan, currently being […]

De Dana Dan Team Visits Bigg Boss

Written by on November 28th, 2009

It was Day 53 in the Bigg Boss House when the cast of De Dana Dan descended upon them. Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Neha Dupia, Sameera Reddy, Chunky Pandey, Manoj Joshi and Sharat Saxena all turned up to improve the spirits of the long-suffering inmates and to play the latest game – paper dancing. This […]

Gazala Singh Shows Her True Identity

Written by on November 28th, 2009

Bewitchingly, British model Gazala Kaur changes her profession – model, poet, actress – her name – Navreen Kaur, Gazala Kaur, Gazala Singh – and her location – London, Mumbai – routinely in a manner that entrances her fans and provides her with a range of different opportunities to develop her career. Now based in Mumbai, […]

Adnan Sami to Produce Jackson 5 Album

Written by on November 28th, 2009

Adnan Sami has confirmed that he is to produce a comeback album for the Jackson 5. In the original project, he had intended to include Michael Jackson, but now the lead parts will be sung by Michael’s sister Janet, with the remaining brothers Jermaine, Tito, Randy, Jackie and Marlon being the original group. “Janet is […]

Pack Your Bags for Dubai

Written by on November 27th, 2009

Dubai is clearly the place to be next week for Bollywood fans. Firstly, there’s the Southern Dreamz extravaganza, a two-day show at the Dubai Cricket Ground that will see superstars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Celina Jaitley, Neetu Chandra, Neha Dhupia, Tanushree Dutta and Reema Sen performing along with item girl specialists Negar Khan and Mumaith […]

It’s an Indian Summer in New York

Written by on November 26th, 2009

Joseph Mathew-Vargese’s Bombay Summer won the Best Picture Award at the 8th MIAAC New York Film Festival and Tannishta Chatterjee won Best Actress for the same movie. The movie explores the delicate friendship between three sensitive young people in the turmoil of Maximum City. The Award provides further acclamation for Tannishta, best known for her […]

Sir Ben Kingsley To Rebuild the Taj Mahal

Written by on November 26th, 2009

Anglo-Indian actor Sir Ben Kingsley – real name Krishna Pandit Vhanji – is to be seen rebuilding the Taj Mahal in the epic period movie Taj. He will be playing the role of Shah Jahan who created the monument in honour of his wife Mumtaz, who dies whilst giving birth to his 14th child. “With […]

Lavina Bhatia Arrested in Murder Case

Written by on November 25th, 2009

Actress Lavina Bhatia has been arrested in the case of actor Kunal Singh who was found hanging in his flat in Windemere Apartments in Oshiwara on February 6th, 2008. She has been remanded in police custody until November 26th. Initially the police had thought the matter a suicide but after having been approached by Singh’s […]

Shruti Hassan & Siddharth an Item?

Written by on November 24th, 2009

The hearts of many a young woman stopped with the news that Shruti Hassan and Siddharth may be an item. The pair, who have recently teamed up for a movie, have been seen enjoying the highlights of town together. “Shruti and Siddharth have been spotted together many times,” says a source, “They look very comfortable […]

Divya Dutta Inaugurates IFFI

Written by on November 24th, 2009

The International Film Festival of India got off to a flying start yesterday with the Chinese period movie Wheat, a powerful story of the women left behind when their husbands go off to war. The movie stars the exceptionally beautiful Fan Bing Bing, looking like a cross between Asin and Audrey Hepburn. Divya Dutta and […]

Shilpa Shetty Signs Merger with Industrialist Raj Kundra

Written by on November 24th, 2009

In what must be the wedding of the year, Shilpa Shetty finally tied the know with her beau, British industrialist Raj Kundra. The groom, dressed in a gold and scarlet sherwani, designed by Shantanu and Nikhil, rode through the streets in a horse-drawn chariot to the Bawa Villa in Khandala where his bride waited for […]


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