Jessica Simpson Visits Bollywood

Written by on October 22nd, 2009

Jessica Simpson’s groundbreaking show The Price of Beauty will see her investigating beauty secrets worldwide and for Bollywood beauty, she has chosen former Miss India Neha Dhupia, known to American audiences for her role in Bollywood Hero. Jessica will be visiting Mumbai next week to film the segment and is hoping to throw a big […]

Bollywood Beauties Flying South

Written by on October 22nd, 2009

Just as southern stars such as Asin, Genelia D’Souza, Anushka Sharma, Trisha and others are flying north the make their names in Bollywood, a host of Bollywood stars have been flying south in the last two years to gain greater exposure in Tollywood movies in an effort to develop their careers. “Tollywood films offer you […]

Washington Goes to Mumbai

Written by on October 21st, 2009

Former VJ Lekha Washington may have been born in Chennai but she is a true citizen of the world having a mixture of Indian, Italian and Burmese antecedents. She is very pleased with the way her southern career is going and with her recent movies into Bollywood. “I am happy that I am working with […]

Namitha Worries About Mind Pollution

Written by on October 21st, 2009

Sexy southern siren Namitha, whose Jagan Mohini opened to very acceptable houses over Deepavali, due to the presence of her legions of loyal fans, is determined not to be seen in public wearing a sari. “I don’t like to wear saris. If I wear a sari, lakhs of my male fans’ minds will be polluted […]

Salman Khan’s Carries A Lighter Sonakshi on his Shoulders

Written by on October 20th, 2009

Sonakshi Sinha, the daughter of Shatrughan Sinha, is being launched in Bollywood in the movie Dabangg by Salman Khan – and Salman is giving her step-by-step advice on her career. “Salman is making sure Sonakshi has the best possible launch,” says Shotgun, “I allowed her to get into films on his persistence and Salman has […]

Shruti Hassan Debuts With Siddharth

Written by on October 19th, 2009

Shruti Hassan is on a high after landing her Tollywood debut opposite enigmatic Siddharth. The film will be directed by Prakash Rao. It’s an interesting combination with all three artists known to be independently-minded and with leanings towards music – both traditional and modern. Shruti debuted in Bollywood opposite Imran Khan in Luck, Siddharth is […]

Vega: The New Kollywood Kid in Mumbai

Written by on October 19th, 2009

Vega made a big impact as a student in the title role of Saroja in Kollywood last year and was immediately snapped up for her first Bollywood break in the movie Aamras, where she plays the part of a schoolteacher. Was she happy with the outcome? “Yes. Very much so,” she confirms, “Aamras is a […]

Shahrukh Khan in Mammootty Movie

Written by on October 18th, 2009

The most expensive Mollywood movie ever made, the historical epic Pazhassi Raja has been the big Diwali hit in Kerala and elsewhere this weekend, with over 500 prints produced. Starring Mammootty in the title role, the film tells the tragic tale of the epic rebellion of Pazhassi Raja, an early king of Kerala at the […]

Suriya Plays His Cards

Written by on October 18th, 2009

Not many Bollywood fans outside of India will have heard of Suriya at this point, but the Chennai-born actor is likely to become Bollywood’s next big superstar – the main reason being that underneath his charm, agility and acumen, he knows how to act! Groomed in the hothouse of Kollywood over the last ten years, […]

Kangana Ranaut Goes Retro for Filmfare

Written by on October 17th, 2009

Looking absolutely electric in her latest photoshoot for Filmfare, Kangana Ranaut has adopted a short-cropped innocent pixie look for the magazine’s latest edition. The Bhambla-born actress has just finished work on Ek Niranjan and can now focus her attention on the promotion for Kites with Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori. It now looks as though […]

Shenaz is a National Treasure

Written by on October 17th, 2009

Former VJ and new Bollywood actress Shenaz Treasurywala didn’t exactly have a normal childhood. Her father was a Merchant Navy captain and she spent the first years of her life sailing the seas, visiting exotic locations, swimming and fishing. She was even once nearly kidnapped on the leaning tower of Pisa! “My mother befriended a […]

Ajay Pulling Out All The Stops

Written by on October 16th, 2009

In this action-packed Diwali weekend, Ajay Devgan is working hard to promote his home-produced All The Best – Fun Begins as it faces up to hand-to-hand combat with mega-releases Blue and Main aur Mrs Khanna. Fresh from appearing on MTV, Ajay and co-star Bipasha Basu have now grabbed the front cover Filmfare at a critical […]

The Stars Come Out at India Couture Week

Written by on October 16th, 2009

The firmament of Bollywood stars were out in force at India Couture Week in Mumbai. Genelia D’Souza and Suzanne Khan were on hand for jewellery designer Farah Ali Khan and her collection Cascades, whilst star of yesteryear, Sridevi, walked in support of her good friend Queenie Dhody. “I truly felt fabulous on the ramp,” she […]

Rituparna Sengupta to play with Alvito D’Cunha

Written by on October 14th, 2009

Rituparna Sengupta is to star in a movie featuring Indian football star Alvito D’Cunha. Alvito will play himself in the movie. Football is a growth sport in India with the national team having recently won the Nehru Cup for the second time, beating Syria in the final and having also qualified for the 2011 Asian […]

What’s coming up this Diwali!

Written by on October 14th, 2009

Following the disappointing showing of Acid Factory last weekend, Bollywood is on the top of its form this Diwali weekend with three big releases. The underwater epic Blue with Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta and Zayed Khan – not to mention guest appearances from Katrina Kaif and Kylie Minogue – certainly looks the pick […]

Bollywood At Buckingham Palace

Written by on October 13th, 2009

Bollywood will visit the Queen tonight at a gala celebration at Buckingham Palace in honour of the visit of President Pratibha Patil to the UK at the end of this month. The Bollywood dance troupe, Nutkhut, will be performing in front of 300 guests in the Grand Ballroom. “We came here and were very excited […]

Urvashi Sharma – The Bounty Hunter

Written by on October 13th, 2009

Urvashi Sharma has been hunting down the best scripts and claiming them for her own. She has now confirmed that she has signed up for the British movie, The Bounty Hunter. “Yes, I can now confirm that I have signed the film. We were in talks earlier and hence I wasn’t at liberty to talk. […]

Shikha Puri to play Parveen Babi

Written by on October 12th, 2009

Looking remarkably similar, American actress Shikha Puri is expected to play the part of Parveen Babi in a film currently called The Three Kings and based on the tragic life of the Bollywood actress. The film is likely to be shot in a mixture of Hindi and English and is intended primarily for the international […]

Kollywood Vice Shock

Written by on October 12th, 2009

The huge Chennai-based Tamil-language film industry, known colloquially as Kollywood, is in a state of shock following its latest vice scandal. The arrest of actress Bhuvaneswari for running a brothel and prostitution earlier this week has led in turn to the arrest of a media editor for his coverage of the affair. Bhuvaneswari, who coincidentally […]

Bipasha Denies Rumours

Written by on October 11th, 2009

Bipasha Basu has dismissed suggestions that the dropping of her character from Raavan was because her character looked like overwhelming Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyamani. “They were all rumours and only rumours,” she stated, “I was initially a part of Raavan but director Mani Ratnam thought he couldn’t do justice to my role. So he […]

Kim Sharma Changes Gear

Written by on October 11th, 2009

Kim Sharma’s personal life appears to have stepped up a gear with the news that she is dating Rock On!! director Abhishek Kapoor, leaving behind her previous boyfriend, the Spaniard Carlos Marin. Both Kim and Abhi are remaining tight-lipped about their new-found friendship for the moment but are said to spend most of their time […]


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