Keanu Reeves to Play Rama, Aamir as Hanuman

Written by on September 8th, 2009

Having already played Buddha, Matrix actor Keanu Reeves appears to be now set to play the role of Rama in the Hollywood movie Hanuman, directed by Chuck Russell of The Mask. Shooting is expected to begin in Rajasthan next month. Gary Oldman is predicted to play Ravana and Aamir Khan could be Hanuman but has […]

My Name is Khan Flooded with Ideas

Written by on September 5th, 2009

Never one to put a block on his creativity, Karan Johar has decided that the only way to make a flood in My Name is Khan look authentic is to actually create a real flood. So the set of New York that he has created on a huge sound stage in Mumbai is about to […]

Big B to be Bigg Boss

Written by on September 5th, 2009

Amitabh Bachchan has been signed up by Colors TV to host the third series of Bigg Boss. “This is one show that has intrigued me immensely as a viewer – its format, its contestants and the psychological battle within the house,” he explains, “That intrigue, coupled with the unique concept that Colors shared with me […]

Prachi Desai Plays it Tough

Written by on September 5th, 2009

Prachi Desai joins Kangana Ranaut, Ajay Devgan and Emraan Hashmi in the gangster epic Once Upon A Time in Mumbai. “The film is about Mumbai in the 70s,” she explains, “I am playing a young Muslim girl in the film.” She is not worried about playing a mature character in the movie in contrast to […]

Record-Breaking Priyanka Chopra!

Written by on September 4th, 2009

Priyanka Chopra is set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by playing twelve different characters in What’s Your Rashee? – beating Kamal Hassan’s ten for Dasavatharam and Sir Alec Guinness’s eight for Kind Hearts & Coronets. “If this does happen, it will be phenomenal,” she says, “I’m overjoyed and honoured to be a […]

A Scoop for Kangana Ranaut

Written by on September 4th, 2009

Kangana Ranaut has confirmed that she will play a role based on NDTV award-winning journalist Barkha Dutt in a new film – Sanjay Dutt and Irrfan Khan are also likely to be involved. “Kangana is quite excited about playing a journalist for the first time,” said a source, “Kangana is very excited about her different […]

Brazil for Bollywood

Written by on September 3rd, 2009

The Brazilian host of Colors TV’s Dancing Queen, Bruna Abdalah Christofoli, doesn’t regret for one moment her decision to build a career in Bollywood. “When I came to India from Brazil about three years ago for a holiday, I decided to stay on,” she explains, “Thankfully I managed to get myself attached to a proper […]

Shazahn Padamsee debuts in Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year

Written by on September 3rd, 2009

Shazahn Padamsee will be rocketing to success opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rocket Singh — Salesman of the Year, brought to you by the team behind Chak De India. Shazahn is making her debut in the film, playing Ranbir’s love interest, and is the daughter of theatre impresario Alyque Padamsee and singer Sharon Prabhakar. It’s not […]

Rakhi Sawant – Life Saved by Shahid Kapoor!

Written by on September 2nd, 2009

Possibly slightly exaggerating the event, Rakhi Sawant claims that Shahid Kapoor saved her life on the set of Dil Bole Hadippa. She was standing next to a lighting rack that had not been properly fixed to the ground. Shahid suggested she move away from it. “Today I’m alive, and that is just because of Shahid,” […]

Deepika – The Dragon Lady

Written by on September 2nd, 2009

In the same vein as the hit TV show Dragon’s Den, where top business people support new entrepreneurs with hard cash, Deepika Padukone has said she is looking for talent to back in innovative new projects. “It is true that I want to support people to hone their talent. Talent across sectors is what I […]

Asin Has Her Dreams Shattered

Written by on September 2nd, 2009

Bright Southern star Asin is said to be unhappy about the first promo for London Dreams, her first movie after the record-breaking Ghajini. The promo focuses entirely on male stars Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan and Asin appears only briefly. She has approached director Vipul Shah about the problem. “Let me say clearly that Asin […]

Kalki Koechlin in Venice

Written by on September 2nd, 2009

The exciting news that Dev D will be screened at the 66th Venice International Film Festival has led to Kalki Koechlin agreeing to visit the city along with director and beau Anurag Kashyap – they will walk the red carpet together. Other stars visiting Venice this year include Eva Mendes, Charlize Theron, Julianne Moore and […]

Shriya Forgets the Secret of her Beauty

Written by on August 31st, 2009

Lovely Shriya Saran went slightly off message recently at an event for Lux soap, for which she is the brand ambassador. When asked what the secret of her beauty was, she attributed it to her regular swimming and yoga. After hasty intervention from one of the organisers, she remembered to say, “Lux is the secret […]

Katrina Kaif Looks to the Future

Written by on August 30th, 2009

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif is said to be rapidly developing an interest in her spiritual side an is eager to learn more about palmistry, gemology, yoga, meditation and numerology. Talking of crystals in particular she says, “I guess the energies that many of these gems contain can change your life for the better.” Talking of […]

Sada’s Acting – A Family Affair

Written by on August 30th, 2009

One of the South’s leading actresses with a string of releases lined up in Kolywood, Tollywood and Bollywood too, Sada always insists on having her family with her on set. “When I decided to take up acting, my parents supported my decision,” she explains, “However, they had just one condition – that one of them […]

MF Hussain to Paint Amrita Rao

Written by on August 29th, 2009

Influenced by a range of different styles over his long career, 94-year-old celebrated painter MF Hussain has found his latest muses in Madhuri Dixit and Amrita Rao and plans to paint them both on the same canvas. Amrita, in particular, bowled him over with her performance in Vivah. “She is one of the most impressive […]

Chilling Adah Sharma

Written by on August 29th, 2009

Adah Sharma, who made such an impressive debut in Vikram Bhatt’s 1920 is close to releasing her second movie with the same team opposite Rajneesh Duggal. The movie Phirr has been shot in some cold locations and Adah has spent most of her time wrapped in blankets to keep warm. “I will leave the glamour […]

Take Shilpa Shetty Home for Dinner

Written by on August 28th, 2009

Shilpa Shetty appears to have no limits to her entrepreneurial skills. Following the launch of the first of her super spas last week, she is now set to launch her own range of takeaway gourmet meals – Shilpa’s Gourmet Creations. The Bollywood actress has taken a stake in the V8 Gourmet group and is excited […]

A Double-Header From Aarti Chhabria

Written by on August 28th, 2009

Popular Southern actress and former Miss India Aarti Chhabria has two Bollywood movies releasing on the same day – Daddy Cool and Toss. Daddy Cool stars Ashish Chaudhary, Sophie Chaudhary and Kim Sharma and Toss stars Ashmit Patel. “I”m very excited because two of my Hindi films, Daddy Cool and Toss, are releasing on the […]

Kim Sharma to Wed?

Written by on August 28th, 2009

Rumours have it that Kim Sharma is all set to marry her Spanish boyfriend Carlos Martin, a member of popular light opera vocal group Il Divo. The date is said to have been set for February 2010 and Kim is likely to shift base to Spain after that. She has been keeping the relationship close […]

Nausheen Eyes Up Her Chances

Written by on August 28th, 2009

Popular TV actress Nausheen Ali Sardar, star of TVs Kkusum, is set to light up the big screen with her debut in the intriguing THREE — Love, Lies & Betrayal, a passionate story set in a country house. Nausheen, far removed from her girl-next-door look on TV says little in the movie but says, “It’s […]


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