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Does Konkona Sen Sharma lack ambition?

Written by on February 6th, 2009

Does Konkona Sen Sharma lack ambition? Konkona Sen Sharma, who plays the role of a struggling actor in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance says she doesn’t associate too closely with the ambitious young actress she plays in the movie. “If I had to struggle I would certainly not have become an actor!” she says, “I […]

Preity is a Class Apart

Written by on February 4th, 2009

Preity Zinta has adopted a whole class full of children — thirty-four orphan girls to be precise — from the Mother Miracle orphanage in Hrishikesh. She did this in honour of her 34th birthday. “Yes, I have adopted them and will be completely looking after their education, food, clothes, etc,” she admits, “It`s an amazing […]

Celina in Bondage for a Good Cause

Written by on February 4th, 2009

PETA activist Celina Jaitley has allowed herself to be chained, beaten and abused for a new advertisement condemning the treatment of elephants. “In Mumbai and other parts of India, I have seen so many elephants who are kept in such bad conditions in captivity,” she says, “I think PETA has taken a very good step […]

Aishwarya is going to Timbuktoo

Written by on February 3rd, 2009

One of Bollywood’s most interesting directors is Vishal Bhardwaj with movies such as Maqbool, Omkara, Nishabd and No Smoking under his belt. He’s currently working on Kaminey with Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapur and Portuguese actors Eric Santos and Patricia Bull. Now news reaches us that he has signed up Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for his next […]

Shilpa Teams up with Royalty

Written by on February 3rd, 2009

The fire of the new IPL will soon scorch across the land and Shilpa Shetty with boyfriend Raj Kundra will form an integral part of the new alliance, having bought a 12% stake in the champions – Rajasthan Royals. “I completely relate to Rajasthan Royals,” says Shilpa, “My story is similar to the team’s journey […]

Will 2009 Be The Saviour of Tanushree?

Written by on February 2nd, 2009

After an up-and-down year in 2008, Tanushree Dutta will be hoping that 2009 will be the year that she finally breaks through to the big time. First up is Ramaa the Saviour with Sahil Khan and Dalip Singh. “I play the unconventional role of a strong girl called Sameera in this film,” she explains, “When […]

Lara Dutta Graces Grazia

Written by on February 2nd, 2009

A stunning Lara Dutta can be seen gracing the front cover of Grazia this month in a red wine satin gown with a plunging neckline and lying just a little off the shoulder in Grazia’s elegant style. After a quiet year last year, this year’s going to be a busy promotional whirlwind for Lara as […]

Deepika Padukone overtakes Katrina Kaif in popularity rating

Written by on February 2nd, 2009

According to Yahoo, Deepika Padukone is now the most searched for Bollywood actress, overtaking the previous lead Katrina Kaif, in one crude measure of popuarity. Shilpa Shetty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Bipasha Basu also featured prominently in the list. Deepika will be popping up in an item number in Billu Barber soon and is currently […]

A Pretty Happy Birthday for Preity Zinta!

Written by on January 31st, 2009

Preity Zinta is 34 years old today. In a recent interview, this focussed actress and pretty tough businessperson explained the origins of her suggestion that she had British blood in her veins — whatever that means. “I’m the rare combination of British and Rajput blood,” she says before going on to claim that the Zinta […]

Freida Pinto staying up late late

Written by on January 31st, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto was a great hit on Craig Ferguson‘s Late Late Show in the US, even showing him some impromptu Bollywood dance steps. “We have a little bit of dance at the end of the film, but I’d like to teach you some moves,” she said, “This is Danny Boyle’s favourite.” Freida has […]

Will Kangana and Adhyayan take the strain?

Written by on January 30th, 2009

No one has shown more concern for his son’s choice of partner than Adhyayan Suman’s father, Shekhar. “My son is happy and that makes me happy,” he says but goes on to qualify it with, “But when a young boy goes out with someone who is not only elder but also senior, things can be […]

Bipasha and Billy Zane

Written by on January 29th, 2009

American actor Billy Zane, who was The Phantom in the movie of the same name, and has also played the roles of Dracula in Vlad and Marc Anthony in Cleopatra, is lined up to star in a movie alongside Bipasha Basu called Chai Mera. It will be directed by Daniel Silverman who made The Devil […]

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Contest for Lok Sabha?

Written by on January 29th, 2009

The Samajwadi Party which is rapidly scooping up all the top stars is said to have put forward Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s name to contest a seat in Bihar, but Party General Secretary Amar Singh has apparently ruled it out. “I want her to stay away from even the ‘r’ of rajniti (politics),” he says. Meanwhile, […]

Eesha Koppikar likes a laugh

Written by on January 28th, 2009

Eesha Koppikar has been talking about her career so far: “I started out with small-deglamourised roles down South and then turned to my glamorous avatar in Bollywood to now doing lead roles as the lead actress,” she says, “It has been an interesting journey and a great learning experience. I have always had belief in […]

Gracy Singh teams up with Mammootty

Written by on January 28th, 2009

Gracy Singh is to team up with Kollywood superstar Mammootty for Loud Speaker. In the comedy film, Mammootty has the name Mike Gopalan and he CAN’T HELP SPEAKING LOUDLY ALL THE TIME! It’s a busy time for the Lagaan actress who also sees the release of the terror-based film Deshdrohi opposite Kamal Rashid Khan and […]

Neil Nitin Mukesh – About to Join the A-Team?

Written by on January 27th, 2009

With two big releases coming up in Jail with Mugdha Godse and New York with John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh looks destined to join the A List of actors in Bollywood during the first half of this year. Mughda, fresh from her success in Fashion, is particularly looking forward to her role in Jail. “I’m […]

Amrita Rao Rubbishes Stories of Her and Harman

Written by on January 27th, 2009

Amrita Rao has denied any suggestion of romantic entanglement with Harman Baweja, her co-star in Victory. “Amrita has always believed in maintaining a friendly relationship with her co-stars,” said a source, “But any suggestion of involvement is nothing but a wild rumour.” Amrita has been saying recently that she’s perfectly happy to work with a […]

Shah Rukh Khan as Mogambo?

Written by on January 26th, 2009

Shekhar Kapur has been courting SRK for the role of the villainous Mogambo in Mr India 2. The role is to be expanded from that seen in the original Mr India and it is felt that SRK has the strength to carry off the part. SRK has yet to confirm. The movie will also see […]

Gul Panag in RGV’s Rann

Written by on January 26th, 2009

Fresh from running in the Mumbai marathon, Gul Panag has been signed up for RGV’s new movie, Rann. The film will also star Amitabh Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala. It’s set in the world of electronic media. “I just want to say that my character represents the youth of India,” she says, […]

Danny, Anil, Hrithik and Aamir

Written by on January 25th, 2009

Aamir Khan appears to have gotten on well with Danny Boyle, the Oscar-nominated director of Slumdog Millionaire, at the film’s premier and party. The two could be seen talking freely together and Danny has said there are three people in Bollywood he would like to work with — Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and of course […]

Amitabh to be honoured by World Leaders

Written by on January 25th, 2009

Amitabh Bachchan will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos attended by 2500 of the world’s leading figures from politics, economics and business — including forty-one Heads of State. Amitabh will be presented with the Crystal Award at the Forum for his contribution to improving the state of the world. Amitabh has been prominent […]

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