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Parvathy stars in the United Six

Written by on August 8th, 2009

Never mind empty talk from Mallika Sherawat about a desi-style Charlie’s Angels with Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu, she’s been beaten the punch by director Vishal Aryan Singh with the United Six, a new-age thriller which will star Parvathy Omanakuttan, Daisy Naidu, Pooja Sharma, Luna Lahkar, Mahi and Isha Batwe. At the launch party for […]

SRK and Karan in Mega-Deal with Fox

Written by on August 7th, 2009

Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar are set to announce today a mega-deal with Fox which will see them release My Name is Khan beyond the normal network of Bollywood-based cinemas in the west. It is estimated that the deal is worth 100cr. “After Slumdog Millionaire, this will be the second biggest Bollywood film, that […]

Bollywood Hero Starts Today

Written by on August 7th, 2009

Chris Kattan’s three-part comedy musical miniseries, Bollywood Hero which also features Neha Dhupia, Rachna Shah and Pooja Kumar, based on a Dutch movie of the same name, begins its first broadcast today. The premise is a simple one – an actor, whose once promising career is beginning to fade into cameo and walk-on comedy parts, […]

Happy Birthday Genelia D’Souza

Written by on August 5th, 2009

Happy Birthday to girl of the moment Genelia D’Souza, looking forward to another potential hit through her stunning performance and look in Life Partner. Genelia is one of those few stars who are genuinely loved equally through Bollywood and South careers. She is philosophic about the way it all came about: “I was at a […]

Dilip Kumar to be Honoured?

Written by on August 5th, 2009

Film director Mahesh Bhatt is rallying support on-line through Facebook and other means to urge the Government to bestow the country’s highest civilian award – the Bharat Ratna – on Dilip Kumar. His target is 100,000 signatures. “It is the entire industry’s effort,” he says, “From every region, stalwarts have come out to appeal for […]

Priyanka Chopra Unwell

Written by on August 4th, 2009

Confirmation that Priyanka Chopra may be working too hard at the moment came with the news that she had to cancel a day’s shooting with Uday Chopra for Pyaar Impossible because of a viral attack. “Down with the flu or viral or some such thing that is making me miserable.Ugh! I hate being sick! Had […]

Agyaat marketing gimmick gone wrong

Written by on August 4th, 2009

A marketing gimmick for RGV’s latest thriller Agyaat backfired when a resident reported to the police that a corpse was hanging from a billboard in Amboli. When the police arrived, they found it was a promotion for a new movie. “We rushed to the spot after receiving the call,” said Inspector Kailash Gamande, “The puppet […]

Vidya Balan and Aamir Khan

Written by on August 3rd, 2009

Rumours are rippling through the hills of Mumbai suggesting that Yash Chopra himself has approached Vidya Balan to star opposite Aamir Khan in a love story that will hit the floors early next year aimed for a heavily-promoted Diwali release. It’s a sign of Vidya’s growing stature in the industry that she seems able to […]

Rakhi Sawant Chooses Her Life Partner

Written by on August 3rd, 2009

In an emotional broadcast on NDTV’s Rakhi ka Swayamvar, Rakhi Sawant chose her life partner by placing the traditional garland around his neck after first praying to ask God to ensure she’s made the right choice. As predicted on Bollywood Spice, she chose 30-year-old Canadian NRI Elesh Parujanwala. “I have been watching Elesh from day […]

A Sparkling Triumph -The 56th Filmfare South Awards

Written by on August 2nd, 2009

It was another fantastic night of fantasy at the 56th annual South Filmfare Awards at the Novotel in Hyderabad. Mumaith Khan set the tone for the Black Lady awards with an eye-popping, foot-stomping item number followed by performances from Shraddha Das, Sneha Ullal and Priyamani whilst Genelia D’Souza gave a magnificent performance in a black […]

Smita Gondkar-The Actress You’ll Never Know

Written by on August 2nd, 2009

Smita Gondkar is the actress she hopes you will never recognise by name but only by deed. Bollywood’s most important female stunt actor, her derring-do list of achievements would make Fearless Nadia feel proud. “Why would anyone not notice my skills first?” she asks. It’s a fair question from a woman who has ridden a […]

Was Emraan Hashmi a Victim of Discrimination?

Written by on August 1st, 2009

Emraan Hashmi claims that a housing society in the exclusive Pali Hill district of Mumbai blocked his house purchase because he is a Muslim. He has lodged a complaint with the Minorities Commission of Maharashtra. “I had finalised a deal to buy a flat in Pali Hill but the society refused to issue a No […]

Shreyas Talpade to Play Kishore Kumar?

Written by on August 1st, 2009

Yet another director has announced his intention to make a Kishore Kumar biopic. This time it’s Nagesh Kukunoor, who at least appears to have the backing of the late actor’s son Amit Kumar and widow Leena Chandravarkar. Shreyas Talpade has said that he’s been approached to play the slightly mad legendary actor and playback singer […]

Tanushree Signs Up with Vishal

Written by on July 31st, 2009

In what could be one of the hottest Southern jodis of the year, Tanushree Dutta has signed up opposite Vishal for his upcoming movie Theeradha Vilaiyaattu Pillai. The muscley hero has also attracted Neetu Chandra and will have a third heroine who will be a newcomer. “We are holding talks with a newcomer for the […]

Genelia to perform at 56th South Filmfare Awards

Written by on July 31st, 2009

The big event in South cinema opens its doors today as the stars gather for the South Filmfare Awards Festival at the Novotel in Hyderabad, the heart of Tollywood. Genelia D’Souza will be performing at the awards and has been nominated as Best Actress for her role in Santosh Subramaniam, originally in Tamil, later remade […]

Bollywood and Cricket – A Great Team!

Written by on July 31st, 2009

Thwack! What finer music is there for an Englishman or an Indian than the summer sun-blessed sound of a leather ball being lofted for six by a willowy batsman with his bat of willow? It seems inconceivable then that with the two great cultural monoliths of India being cricket and Bollywood that some intrepid producers […]

Koena Mitra on the Runway

Written by on July 30th, 2009

Bollywood actress Koena Mitra was the showstopper at the recent Bangalore Fashion Show as she glided down the runway in an elegant embroidered rust-red floor-length lehenga choli for designer Priyanka Thakur’s traditional Indian collection called Bold & Bollywood. “Not only was she cheered the loudest, but even off the ramp she was chased by her […]

Actress Leela Naidu Dies On Aged 69

Written by on July 30th, 2009

Bollywood fans were united in their mourning today for the death of Irish-Indian actress Leela Naidu who has died in Mumbai after a long illness. Leela first became a celebrity winning the Miss India beauty contest in 1954 and in the same year was named as one of Vogue’s 10 most beautiful women in the […]

Jodis to look out for this year!

Written by on July 29th, 2009

The first half of this year has not been the greatest in Bollywood’s history – the disappointment of one or two early releases and the multiplex strike has led to falling sales revenues and frustrations for the industry’s legions of fans worldwide who have had to turn to alternative pursuits such as cricket, reality TV, […]

Deepika Padukone Hit By Malaria

Written by on July 29th, 2009

On a recent trip to the UK, Deepika Padukone was housebound for three days with a bout of malaria. Her co-star from Housefull, Akshay Kumar took care of her. “I’m recovering now,” she says, “I was bedridden for three days. And yes, I did return to the set on Saturday. I had to shoot. But […]

Shriya Saran – Platinum Girl

Written by on July 29th, 2009

Feeling a bit miffed at all the media coverage about Nayantara’s move to Bollywood, rival southern belle Shriya Saran has announced, “If Nayantara is like gold, I am like platinum. I have no competitor. I have gone not just to Bollywood, but I have also been part of English films too. That’s why I say […]

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