Reema Khan’s life is so beautiful

Written by on July 4th, 2009

Pakistan’s top actress Reema Khan has been making her latest film Life Is So Beautiful / Kitne Haseen Hai Zindagi in Malaysia with Johnny Lever and Muanmar Rana. “It’s not easy for me to shoot in Pakistan because people recognise me and they stop me and ask for autographs which is fine but there is […]

Bollywood stars welcome changes on gay sex

Written by on July 4th, 2009

Bollywood stars have welcomed the ruling by the Delhi High Court striking down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code holding that it violated the fundamental right of life and liberty and the right to equality as guaranteed in the Constitution. The ruling overturns a 148-year-old colonial law inherited from the British which in theory […]

Bipasha Basu Simply Flying

Written by on July 4th, 2009

Bipasha Basu recently demonstrated her new fitness workout — Jukari Fit to Fly — in an event organised by Cirque de Soleil. Jukari is the Afrikaans name for a reebok, a type of deer and the equipment used for the workout — the Flyset — has been designed by the Reebok sports company. “Right now […]

Sheena’s future looks pregnant with success

Written by on July 4th, 2009

Already tipped for the top, teenage actress Sheena Shahabadi has been talking about her preparation for the film Teree Sang which deals with the controversial issue of teenage pregnancy. “We’ve done workshops so that we don’t feel any discomfort,” she explains, “It’s an awareness film. Such issues shouldn’t be swept under the carpet. I am […]

Shiney Ahuja’s Custody Ends Today

Written by on July 3rd, 2009

Shiney Ahuja’s judicial custody ends today. It has been a traumatic week for the Bollywood star. Earlier medical reports appeared to confirm that the girl had been raped and now DNA tests seem to confirm that it was Shiney who raped her, if this is the case. “The DNA report has confirmed rape of the […]

Priyanka Chopra Promotes Aids Awareness

Written by on July 1st, 2009

Don’t let the hot scenes between Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey mislead you — the film is promoting safe sex and Aids awareness. A track written by Vishal Bharadwaj himself and sung by Sukhwinder Singh sends the message home crystal clear. Inspired by movies such as Pulp Fiction and True Romance, the film […]

Amrita Rao Takes a Shortkut to Success

Written by on July 1st, 2009

Welcome to Sajjanpur‘s Amrita Rao says she is very happy with her new look in the new Sanjay Dutt-Akshaye Khanna starrer Shortkut. “This is the first time that I have gone ultra glam a the role but I had no inhibitions doing it,” she says, “I was confident and wanted to do something different. The […]

Legendary Dilip Kumar in hospital

Written by on July 1st, 2009

One of the ‘Big Three’ who dominated Bollywood from the 40s to the 60s along with Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar has been taken ill with malaria and hospitalized at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Dilip is 86 years old. “Doctors at the hospital have diagnosed that he has malaria and have begun […]

Advance tickets for ‘Kambakkth Ishq’ selling fast!

Written by on July 1st, 2009

Advanced sales for the new Akshay Kumar-Kareena Kapoor all-out romantic comedy masala are 100% in many cinemas ensuring that the long hot summer of success that was predicted by the distributors and which began last week with New York is set to continue. Set for worldwide release on July 3rd, the movie also features Bond […]

Bollywood – The Drought is Over

Written by on June 29th, 2009

At last, the long Bollywood drought which hasn’t seen a big hit for six months has ended with the John Abraham-Katrina Kaif-Neil Nitin Mukesh movie New York reporting occupancy rates of a steady 70% all week-end. Cinema owners are also describing it as a roller expecting high rates for several weeks to come as word […]

A Bouquet of Daisy’s

Written by on June 29th, 2009

After a hiatus of over a year whilst she recovered from an injury, fans of Daisy Bopanna can now look forward to seeing her in three new movies in the coming months. The young actress has had a bad time, having to undergo spinal cord surgery which left her incapacitated for months. “Due to the […]

South Asian Film Festival kicks off

Written by on June 29th, 2009

After the success of last year’s festival, hopes are high for the South Asian Film Festival which was inaugurated in Goa by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat yesterday. Bollywood stars Shahana Goswami and Anjana Sukhani were also present. The ambitious festival has an underlying emphasis on social and cultural unity and will be showcasing 60 movies […]

Flynn Remedios – Bollywood’s Hardest-Working PR Agent?

Written by on June 28th, 2009

In an industry dominated by PR events — music launches, cast parties, brand ambassadors, fashion events and much more, one name that deserves greater recognition than he gets is the tireless Flynn Remedios. You won’t find Flynn dealing with the A-list cast and crew — the likes of Big B, Bipasha or AR Rahman — […]

Bollywood’s Tribute to Michael Jackson

Written by on June 27th, 2009

A seminal influence in the fusion of electronic media and traditional R&B rhythms in the 1980s starting with the iconic Thriller in 1983, Michael Jackson’s tragic early death has left Bollywood reeling. “Michael Jackson was a symbol of fire, passion and talented energy who changed people’s thinking. Youth followed him worldwide, including India, and our […]

New Wave of British Actresses in Bollywood

Written by on June 27th, 2009

The melting pot that is Bollywood has always welcomed British actresses. The biggest star of the 1930s Sulochana — the Wildcat of Bombay – was actually the Jewish girl Ruby Myers. Three big silent hits Madhuri (1928), Anarkali (1929) and Indira BA (1929) led to her dominating the field when the talkies arrived with movies […]

Lara Dutta’s Comedy Hat-Trick

Written by on June 26th, 2009

Lara Dutta has thrown her hat firmly into the ring of Bollywood comedy with three rib-ticklers for the summer that should certainly tickle your funny-bone. The first is Do Knot Disturb with Govinda, Sushmita Sen and Ranvir Shorey; the second is the multi-starrer Housefull which stars — amongst others, Deepika Padukone and Jiah Khan; and […]

Ram Kapoor to Host ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamvar’

Written by on June 26th, 2009

Ram Kapoor will be the host of Rakhi Ka Swauamvar, the reality show that begins on Monday on NDTV and will broadcast every night of the week. But Ram will be more than a host as Rakhi Sawant makes this most important of decisions, choosing a husband for lifelong happiness from amongst the 16 hopefuls. […]

Slumdog’s Ajit Pandey Finally Grabs the Headlines

Written by on June 25th, 2009

Bollywood actor Ajit Pandey has been arrested by Mumbai police after committing an intriguing — though possibly not entirely well thought-through — scam on Bollywood producers. He has been ringing up producers pretending to be a gangster, Irfan Husri, a colleague of real-life gangster Chhota Shakeel, and threatening violence unless Ajit Pandey was given a […]

Payal Rohatgi Life as a Journalist

Written by on June 25th, 2009

Payal Rohatgi is immersing herself in her role as a journalist for her new movie. “I am studying the work profile and body language of journalists,” she says, “I have asked for CDs, which highlight the 26/11 issue and show how the media people spoke in front of the camera. I’m learning to be composed […]

Bollywood Stars at Dubai Fashion Fiesta

Written by on June 24th, 2009

The Dubai Fashion Fiesta rapidly becoming an item on the annual circuit ended in style at the Dubai International International Exhibition Centre this week. Bollywood glamour added to the event with stars Riya Sen, Sayali Bhagat and Raima Sen having a girlie weekend together. Anna Unger from the UK won the Emerging Talent Designer Award. […]

Kangana Ranaut & Amitabh in The Actor

Written by on June 24th, 2009

Kangana Ranaut will star alongside Big B in Kushan Nandy’s The Actor. “Kangana loved the role and has given her nod. She will play a smart journalist in the film,” says a source “Pritish (Kushan’s father) has interacted with Kangana on a couple of occasions. He and Kushan think that she is a gifted actress.” […]


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