Sameera Reddy Working Hard

Written by on May 10th, 2009

The latest news on Ajith’s epic gang warfare movie, Asal, is that it will be shot in Scotland as the locations are seen as being perfect for the musical numbers. The Kollywood movie will also feature Sameera Reddy, who is busy these days jumping between movie centres. Sameera is currently filming De Dhana Dhan, the […]

Irrfan Khan Faints on Set

Written by on May 10th, 2009

Currently filming in the scorching heat on the barren plains of Rajasthan for his movie Paan Singh Tomar about the talented athlete who became a rebel and dacoit, Irrfan Khan fainted on set. “It was blazing hot,” explains a source, “Irrfan had been shooting continuously under the hot sun. It was just too much of […]

Deepika Padukone Excited

Written by on May 9th, 2009

Deepika Padukone, who stunned us with her grace in Om Shanti Om and her look in Chandni Chowk to China, is very excited about her upcoming flick Love Aaj Kal with Saif Ali Khan. The film also features British actress Florence Brudenell-Bruce. Deepika says her character in the film is very similar to her own […]

Akshay & Katrina – the King & Queen of Romantic Comedy

Written by on May 9th, 2009

With three superhits behind them in Namastey London, Welcome and Singh is Kinng, the two superstars of romantic comedy, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, drifted apart for a while — but they are back together again in what is already being predicted as their fourth big hit — De Dhana Dhan. The film also features […]

Back to Cannes

Written by on May 7th, 2009

Lucid blue sunshine, balmy Mediterranean seas and air as fresh as a new-born babe, who can resist the startling allure of the Cannes International Film Festival, the World’s premiere film festival — certainly not Bollywood, that’s for sure. Who could forget the scene-stealing entry of Mallika Sherawat, sidelining her co-star Jackie Chan at the premiere […]

Mughda Godse Hurt in Car Accident

Written by on May 7th, 2009

Mughda Godse was recently caught in a car accident when her car, in which she was a passenger, was hit on the side by another car. She escaped with cuts and bruises but it could have been much worse. “I was sleeping in my car when it happened,” she explains, “There was a loud noise […]

Imran, Dia and Gul Talk Social Responsibility

Written by on May 7th, 2009

Imran Khan, Dia Mirza and Gul Panag recently sat on a panel with filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and others to discuss Celebrity Social Responsibility — Does it Go Beyond Paying Lip Service. Organised by Screen Big Picture in association with UTVi, the event was held at Mumbai’s Express Towers. “I am quite socially responsible and I […]

SRK’s Bodyguard Gets Life

Written by on May 6th, 2009

Shahrukh Khan’s former bodyguard 28-year-old Yatendra Chauhan has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his colleague 32-year-old Chandrapratap Singh on August 14th, 2006. Both were posted outside SRK’s home, Mannat, at the time and SRK was in residence. The guards worked for the security agency Tops Group. At 12:20am, apparently Singh and […]

Multiplex Owner Talks Fail

Written by on May 6th, 2009

In a stormy meeting on Monday night held at Yash Raj Studios, producers and multiplex owners again failed to reach agreement on revenue shares on Bollywood movies and the boycott of the 250 multiplexes by key producers continues. Luckily, at this time of the year, there would be very few A-list releases due to school […]

Kangana Ranaut Goes Retro 70s

Written by on May 5th, 2009

Kangana Ranaut who is undertaking the role of gangster Haji Mastan’s girlfriend, the Madhubala-lookalike Sona, in the movie Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, is building a wardrobe of seventies-styles for the movie. The movie also stars Ajay Devgan and Emraan Hashmi. Kangana is said to be seeking inspiration from the look of stars of […]

Celina Jaitley Denied Entry to Father’s Pub

Written by on May 5th, 2009

Celina Jaitley, recently in Bangkok shooting for Paying Guest, was denied entry to her own father’s pub when she hopped over for a visit wearing a schoolgirl’s outfit. The security guards didn’t recognise her and thought she was just an underage drinker. “In the first place, it was quite funny to be dressed in a […]

Mahi Gill – Going Strong

Written by on May 5th, 2009

Former Punjabi actress Mahi Gill has gotten off to a good start in Bollywood with strong roles in Dev D and Gulaal. The young actress has been talking about her upcoming roles, “I have two films that should be released soon — Aage Se Right and Paan Singh Tomar. In Aage Se Right, which is […]

Shamita Shetty’s Room Attacked by Baboons

Written by on May 4th, 2009

Shamita Shetty, currently in South Africa with her sister Shilpa for the IPL cricket tournament, has had her hotel room ransacked by a troop of baboons. “It’s been a great weekend,”said Shilpa, “Shamita loved every bit of it until she went to her room and discovered her room had been ransacked by the Baboons… apparently […]

Rani Mukherji rushes to her father’s side

Written by on May 3rd, 2009

When Ram Mukherji suddenly fell ill earlier this week, his daughter Rani of course dropped everything and rushed to his side. He had previously suffered two heart attacks and the natural thought was that he had been struck again. “Luckily it wasn’t his heart,” Rani explained. “It was his kidney. And that was bad enough. […]

Aishwarya rules out working with her ex’s!

Written by on May 3rd, 2009

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has ruled out working with her ex-boyfriends Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi. Rumours had been spreading that she would be appearing alongside Vivek in Sautish Kashik’s new big budget romance Tansen, but the director denies this. “I’ve been getting so many calls from people asking me whether I have cast Vivek Oberoi […]

Amrita Rao Proud to Vote

Written by on May 2nd, 2009

Amrita Rao, the star of the stunning Welcome to Sajjanpur, was proud to have voted for the first time in a general election. “At 7 am I was the first voter at the booth in the municipal school in Mahim,” she says, “I feel so proud of being able to vote for the first time. […]

Pooja Kumar Talks About Her Bollywood Hero

Written by on May 2nd, 2009

American actress Pooja Kumar recently spoke about her role in Bollywood Hero, a three-part mini-series that sees Saturday Night Live’s Chris Kattan go to Mumbai to play the part of a colonial officer in a period movie and whilst he’s there he starts to get involved in some of the social wrongs that cross his […]

Priyanka Chopra Fined

Written by on May 1st, 2009

Priyanka Chopra has been fined Rs5000 by Versova police following a complaint from neighbours about the noise emanating from the party she threw for American actor Gerard Butler. This follows in the wake of a similar complaint made recently against Preity Zinta. There are suggestions that Priyanka’s partying habits might be causing a bit of […]

Shiney Ahuja in Hollywood

Written by on May 1st, 2009

Shiney Ahuja is all set to make a splash in Hollywood in the romantic sci-fi adventure Silver Cord, alongside former Batman and Saint, Val Kilmer. “He bowled me over,” says director James Ordonez, after seeing Shiney in Gangster. “I saw two more of his films — Life… In A Metro and Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi. Intrigued […]

Tollywood Allows Multiplex Releases

Written by on May 1st, 2009

In a development in the distributor-multiplex dispute, Tollywood distributors have agreed to allow their films to be shown in multiplexes after May 1st — the day the boycott was due to come into effect. “The multiplexes agreed to seven out of the 10 demands we had placed before them at the meeting. We wanted the […]

Sharmila Tagore at EIFF

Written by on May 1st, 2009

Legendary actress Sharmila Tagore will be attending the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland from 18-20 June. The actress, whose magical work with directors such as Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatap and Anup Singh will be coming to see a retrospective of her work in Bengal independent cinema at the St John’s Church Hall as part […]


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