Katrina Kaif rivals Aishwarya Rai as Barbie

Written by on March 31st, 2009

It’s the autumn/winter fashion season in India and it continues today with the start of Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. The week begins with a showcase special to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Barbie. In addition, Mattel have announced that a new Barbie doll would be based on Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, rubbishing earlier rumours […]

Freida Pinto, the next Bond girl?

Written by on March 31st, 2009

Freida Pinto looks set to become Bollywood’s top earning actress this year — outstripping Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra – with a number of deals that may take her estimated earnings towards

Mahi Gill – Aiming for the Top

Written by on March 26th, 2009

After her strong performance in Dev D, Mahi Gill is working hard to achieve her ambitions and has been busy promoting Gulaal. She has been talking warmly about her experience of working alongside Kay Kay Menon. “It was brilliant! Everyone knows he’s an exceptional actor, but while shooting for the film I realised he’s a […]

Sayali Bhagat Gets A Shock

Written by on March 26th, 2009

Former Miss India Sayali Bhagat is rapidly making her way in Bollywood and also down South. Now, she is set to venture into Hollywood with an appearance in the thriller Shock. Sayali has recently won applause for her role in the Kollywood film Newtonin 3am Vidhi. Sayali is also working hard on her Bollywood project […]

Gul Panag gets Straight to the Point

Written by on March 26th, 2009

Former Miss India, Gul Panag has been enthusiastically promoting her new film Straight.. “This is my second film with director Parvati Balagopalan,” says Gul. “I didn’t need to listen to the script when Parvati rang up as she is an excellent director and I have immense faith in her. In the end, it is faith […]

SRK Calm About IPL Move

Written by on March 26th, 2009

It’s a situation that has raised storms of controversy across the sporting world — already whole forests of pinewood have been erased in Canada to provide newsprint for the opinion formers. How can a major national sporting tournament be played in a different country? The decision of the IPL to move this year’s tournament to […]

Happy Birthday Emraan Hashmi

Written by on March 24th, 2009

Happy Birthday today to serial kisser Emraan Hashmi who is 30 years old today. Fresh from his success in Raaz — The Mystery Continues with Kangana Ranaut, Emraan is gearing up for his outing in the much-anticipated Once Upon A Time in Mumbai in which he will star alongside Ajay Devgan, Kangana Ranaut again and […]

Bipasha Basu Movie Only on Single Screens?

Written by on March 24th, 2009

The Bipasha Basu and Neil Nitin Mukesh movie Aa Dekhen Zara may be the first movie hit by the escalating battle between producers and multiplex owners. Producers have yet to agree terms with the multiplex owners over the movie and it could open in single screens only. Producers are outraged that multiplex owners often demand […]

A Triple Dose of Pure Joy for Genelia D’Souza

Written by on March 23rd, 2009

Genelia D’Souza has three fun movies lined up for the summer campaign alongside some of the leading hunks in Bollywood. The first of these is cricketing caper Hook Ya Crook with John Abraham. “John is so hot,” she says, “I would love to see him taking his shirt off again. I’ve always like him since […]

Deepika Padukone Back on Home Territory

Written by on March 23rd, 2009

Former model turned actress, Deepika Padukone lit up the runway at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week for designers Rana Gill and Rina Dhaka. “It’s great to be back with the same people I started off with and to know that they feel the same way for me,” she said, “No one has changed. It’s […]

Shilpa Shetty Targetting UK

Written by on March 22nd, 2009

Shilpa Shetty is very close now to marrying UK businessman Raj Kundra and is already setting up home in the UK where it seems likely she will relocate. She has just purchased a

Kalki Coechlin not keen on Commercial

Written by on March 22nd, 2009

Kalki Coechlin, the bright new star who caught our attention in Dev D is not too keen on developing a role in commercial cinema. “I feel settled in life and at peace with myself. Life changed after Dev D, but I am not keen on commercial cinema or any rat race of such sort,” she […]

Happy Birthday Rani Mukherji!

Written by on March 22nd, 2009

Top A-list actress Rani Mukherjee is 31 years old today. Rani, of course first grabbed everyone’s attention with her wonderful performance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Award. Even then, it was clear she was something special. Further commercial and critical successes followed including Saathiya, Yuva, Hum Tum, […]

Vote for Bollywood

Written by on March 22nd, 2009

As Sanjay Dutt’s Samajwadi Party campaign for the Lucknow constituency gathers pace, his colleagues in the industry are beginning to rally round. It’s still a little unclear that Sanjay will be able to contest the election bearing in mind some of his past brushes with the law, but everyone is assuming for the moment that […]

Happy Birthday Kangana Ranaut!

Written by on March 20th, 2009

Kangana Ranaut, one of the most interesting of the current crop of Bollywood actresses, has a well-earned birthday break today. After recent stunning performances in movies such as Gangster, Who Lamhe, Life In A Metro, Fashion and Raaz — The Mystery Continues, she has reached the giddy heights of stardom at the still relatively young […]

Bolly Good Music

Written by on March 20th, 2009

Hot on the heels of the Pussycat Dolls version of ‘Jai Ho’, where Nicole Scherzinger does her stuff in a most admirable way, is news that AR Rahman is also working with Akon on his new single Beautiful. The fusion between Bollywood and western beats doesn’t end there, however, as Snoop Dogg, who worked with […]

Priyanka Wins Nielsen Award

Written by on March 19th, 2009

Priyanka Chopra will be jetting off to Hong Kong next week to pick up the Nielsen Box Office Award at the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival. The film is in honour of her contribution to Asian cinema. Last year’s winner was Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau. “Priyanka Chopra is India’s number one female star, […]

Azharuddin and Rubina in Fashion

Written by on March 19th, 2009

Designers Ashima and Leena will be showcasing their collection at the Wills India Fashion Week today by using the stars Azharuddin Ismail and Rubina Ali from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. “When Azhauddin and Rubina came back from the Oscars and then went back to their slums, our hearts went out to them,” said Leena, “We […]

Asin Features in Verve

Written by on March 18th, 2009

As the new fashion season kicks off with the Wills India Fashion Week starting the ball rolling today, fashion magazine Verve demonstrates the increasing interconnectedness of the fashion industry and Bollywood by featuring Ghajini actress Asin on the front cover this month and in a magical article called The Enchantress of Kochi. The Dasavathram actress […]

Aishwarya has a Busy Year Ahead

Written by on March 18th, 2009

It seems unusual that one of the most romantic off screen movie stories – that of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – has not been seen in a straightforward romantic situation on-screen since their marriage. Soon, we’ll be seeing them together in a tale of forbidden love in Raavan. But the pair are quite […]

13B to be remade in Hollywood?

Written by on March 17th, 2009

The Weinstein Company is probably one of the most successful and innovative production houses in Hollywood. Brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein have always been at the leading edge of bringing creative talent worldwide into the Hollywood orbit. First making their mark with their Miramax cooperation, they had hits with Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies & Videotape […]


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