Jiah Khan bags two at UTV

Written by on April 15th, 2009

Jiah Khan, the British actress who made such a big impression in Ghajini, has bagged a contract for two new movies with UTV. The company has also clarified the situation regarding Ken Ghosh’s movie Yahoo which Jiah left recently. “Speculations in the industry about Jiah Khan being dropped out of Ken Ghosh’s project are completely […]

Imran Khan Promotes Education

Written by on April 15th, 2009

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na star Imran Khan has been doing his bit to promote education amongst kids. “I’m not that educated, so I would like to see others get educated,” he said at a rally for the NGO Akansha, which works amongst slum children in Mumbai, “Personally I was not a very good student […]

Vidya Balan Promotes Education

Written by on April 15th, 2009

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been supporting education amongst underprivileged girls by helping NGO Nanhi Kali, which currently supports 37,000 girls in urban, rural and tribal areas. She has helped to launch two new animated characters, Fafa and Juno, who will appear on the Spacetoon TV channel and associated merchandising. Spacetoon claims to have 200 […]

Sherlyn Chopra rests her hopes on Hadippa

Written by on April 15th, 2009

Sherlyn Chopra is one of India’s most popular celebrities with burgeoning careers in music and photo-fashion. She has found it difficult so far to break into the big league in Bollywood but is hopeful that her role in the movie Hadippa will provide a springboard for her future success. Hadippa may not be it’s final […]

Soha Ali Khan is Not Out of her Depth

Written by on April 14th, 2009

Soha Ali Khan has been talking about her wet role in the movie Turn Mile, a romantic tale set against the backdrop of the 2005 floods which also stars Emraan Hashmi. “It is by far the most difficult movie I have shot for,” she says, “Getting drowned in 20,000 litres of water, being swept by […]

Shakti Samanta passes away

Written by on April 14th, 2009

Shakti Samanta, one of the most influential Bollywood filmmakers from the 1950s to the 1980s has died aged 83 at his home in Mumbai with his close family in attendance. Bengali-born Shakti, graduated from Calcutta University in Science in 1944 and immediately moved to the Mumbai region as he had his heart set on joining […]

Amitabh Bachchan Moves to Hong Kong

Written by on April 13th, 2009

The Big B is moving to Hong Kong. Not the real Amitabh of course, but his wax figure from Madame Tussaud’s in London. It will be shifted to the Hong Kong branch of the organisation for five months — the first Bollywood star to appear there. “We anticipate that Bachchan’s wax figure will be incredibly […]

Riya Sen is Busy

Written by on April 13th, 2009

Riya Sen is a busy actress and drives a hole through her ultra-glamourous image in Zor Lage ke Haiya in which she plays a Maharashtrian construction worker with a raw and earthy look. The children’s film with an environmental theme also stars Mithun Chakraborty and Seema Biswas and it has already won its first award […]

Bipasha Basu Looking Hot for Filmfare

Written by on April 13th, 2009

Bipasha Basu, who often complains that producers cannot see beyond her sexy image to the actress underneath, notches up the image a further few strokes with her cover for the latest edition of Filmfare magazine. Carrying the strapline ‘Some Like it Hot’, cover sees Bipasha posing in a deep cyan bikini. “This time because it’s […]

Kalki Koechlin – The Skeleton Woman

Written by on April 11th, 2009

Talented Dev D star Kalki Koechlin returns to her first love this weekend with a performance of her play The Skeleton Woman in a Delhi theatre. The play is based on an Inuit folk tale about a fisherman-writer who one day catches a skeleton in his net. The skeleton follows him home, becoming a mysterious […]

Twinkle Khanna Arrested

Written by on April 10th, 2009

Twinkle Khanna was arrested by the Vakola police in Mumbai yesterday evening. She was taken to the police station and questioned in respect of her behaviour at the Lakme Fashion Show when she unbuttoned husband Akshay Kumar’s jeans at his request. Akshay was walking the ramp at the time as part of Tarun Tahiliani’s Levi’s […]

Divya Dutta’s Rajasthan Experience

Written by on April 10th, 2009

Fresh from her critical success in Delhi-6, Divya Dutta is enjoying working on Haat — The Weekly Bazaar. She was recently asked to perform an item number for the movie in front of a real village audience rather than in a studio setting. At first nervous, she soon warmed to the experience. “We were shooting […]

Rakhi Sawant Choosing Her Life Partner for TV

Written by on April 9th, 2009

Rakhi Sawant, who has always loved to live her life in the public eye, will take that one step further on NDTV Imagine’s new reality TV show Rakhi Ka Swayamvara. She will be choosing her husband over the series from a list of fifteen hopefuls and she will then marry him live on air. “I […]

Mallika’s Hissss unveiled in Los Angeles

Written by on April 9th, 2009

Jennifer Lynch and Mallika Sherawat will be appearing at the annual Fangoria event at the Los Angeles Convention Centre beginning on April 18th. They will unveil clips of the new movie Hissss and sit on a panel before groups of horror fans. With positive vibes towards Bollywood riding high in the US in the wake […]

Akshay & Twinkle May Be Arrested

Written by on April 8th, 2009

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s behaviour at the Lakme Fashion Show that was a minor scandal has escalated to the point where the police are confirming they may arrest them. “We’ll make the arrests soon and then take their statements,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police Arvind Mahabdi yesterday. The problem began when Akshay, who is […]

Neetu and Tanushree in a Fishy Tale

Written by on April 8th, 2009

Neetu Chandra, fresh from her success in the excellent 13B, and Tanushree Dutta have been having problems with the filming of their new thriller movie The Apartment. In particular, the problems have been with their fishy co-star Sunehri, who just won’t swim into frame at the right moment. “It was so funny,” Neetu explained “We […]

Genelia D’Souza Ignites the Stage at Femina Miss India

Written by on April 7th, 2009

Actress Genelia D’Souza set the stage on fire at the Femina Miss India event at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. In a shining silver mini dress and matching platform boots and chunky drop black square earrings, she performed a hot number on stage to rapturous applause. Previous Miss India World Priyanka Chopra also provided […]

Warner Bros Vs Akshay’s Action Replay

Written by on April 7th, 2009

Warner Bros who lost a high-profile case last year against Indian producers Mirchi Movies, who had named their film Hari Puttar. The film was about a 10-year-old boy who moves to England and becomes involved in a plan to save the world. One wag at the time suggested Warner should also sue the Queen of […]

Abhay Deol Goes Back to School

Written by on March 31st, 2009

Rapidly establishing himself as the face of new age Bollywood cinema, Abhay Deol has just gone back to school — to the prestigious Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania to be precise. “I did not go there with a specific theme in mind,” he explains, “I was asked a lot of questions about […]

Shilpa Shetty to be in UK soap Eastenders

Written by on March 31st, 2009

Already looking at setting down roots in the UK and building her career on the island, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty is being suggested as the new star of Eastenders, one of the UK’s top two soaps. “Primetime exposure several times a week on mainstream English TV will do her career the world of good,” said […]

Genelia D’Souza at Lakme Fashion Week 09

Written by on March 31st, 2009

Genelia D’Souza looked a drop-dead gorgeous woman in Manish Malhotra’s ‘7-Star Superb’ show at LFW 09. In a green-gold halterline lehenga with a full midnight blue skirt decorated with broad golden motifs, all topped off by a shimmering silk dupatta, she walked the ramp alongside Tusshar Kapoor, looking a dashing suitor in a chocolate brown […]


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