The Grief of Aashish Chaudhary

Written by on November 30th, 2008

Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to everyone who has lost a loved one in the shocking and tragic events that have unfolded in Mumbai over the last few days. Whilst the despair shown in the television images of Aashish Chaudhary was repeated throughout the city and elsewhere hundreds of times over, it somehow […]

Tejaswini Kolhapure’s Big Break

Written by on November 29th, 2008

Tejaswini Kolhapure is hoping that her role in Ravan will give her the big break she deserves. How is she finding working with Mani Ratnam? “Working with Mani Sir is a dream come true,” she says, “He belongs to a different school of thought, and doing a film under his guidance was both exciting and […]

Aamir Khan Speaks Out

Written by on November 29th, 2008

In his latest blog, Aamir Khan has spoken out against the militant attack that has devastated the southern tip of the city and shaken Mumbaikers to the core. He also warns against politicians trying to use the event for their own purposes: “I dread to think of how various political parties are now going to […]

Priyanka’s New Movie Line-Up

Written by on November 29th, 2008

After the stunning success of Fashion and Dostana, Priyanka Chopra‘s year, and possibly her career, have been rescued. She’s been talking about her upcoming projects: “I’m doing Kaminey with Shahid Kapoor directed by Vishal Bhardwaj,” she says, “In the film, I play a Maharashtrian college girl and it’s an action comedy. Then, there is Ashutosh […]

Bollywood Stars Shaken by Siege

Written by on November 29th, 2008

Having been stunned along with the rest of the World’s population by the horrifying militant attack on Mumbai in the last 48 hours, many Bollywood stars have only today begun to find their voice. Bipasha Basu, who narrowly escaped the Vile Parle blast said, “It’s shocking and scary. We’re going through a very disturbing and […]

The Home of Bollywood under Attack

Written by on November 27th, 2008

As your correspondent writes, Indian Special Forces continue to battle militants in two Mumbai hotels in an effort to rescue hostages held inside. Dead bodies are said to litter the corridors, suggesting that the final total may be in excess of the 400 dead and wounded already estimated. The militants apparently entered through the Gateway […]

Akshay Signs up Shriya

Written by on November 26th, 2008

Akshay Kumar has struck gold by signing up hot Southern star Shriya Saran for his home-based project Komagatu Maru, directed by Deepa Mehta. “I’m on top of the world, as I ‘m doing Deepa Mehta’s epic Komagata Maru,” says Shriya, “Deepaji is my favourite director and it is a great honour to do a film […]

Freida Pinto Destined for Success

Written by on November 25th, 2008

The star female protagonist of Slumdog Millionaire looks destined for a golden career in Bollywood on the strength of just one film — but has Freida Pinto always wanted to be an actress? “Yes, I have always wanted to get into the acting field,” she explains, “It was always my childhood dream to be in […]

Katrina Kaif in Vogue

Written by on November 25th, 2008

Katrina Kaif has had a hot year with the hits Race and Singh is King, and the recently released Yuvraaj, and she’s finishing the year being the cover girl for the December edition of Vogue. The cover shows her in an eye-catching purple silk dress, dropped off one shoulder and complemented by drop ear-rings from […]

Have a Chat with Rakhi

Written by on November 23rd, 2008

Never one to be short of an idea or two, the inimitable Rakhi Sawant will be launching her own website in about a month’s time which will include a chat facility so her fans can help her to while away those many lonely hours she must have of an evening. “Most people love her for […]

Carmen 4 Akshay?

Written by on November 23rd, 2008

Having dilly-dallied with Denise Richards in the still-to-be-released Kambakht Ishq, which will also feature Sylvester Stallone and Brandon Routh. Akshay Kumar looks set to continue his exploration of the stars of Hollywood in the movie by appearing with former Baywatch beauty Carmen Electra. Producer Sajid Najidwala is said to be doing everything he can to […]

Tara Sharma is Busy Busy Busy

Written by on November 23rd, 2008

Fresh from making the crossover movie, The Other End of the Line, with Shriya Saran, British actress Tara Sharma will soon be seen in Maharathi. “The movie is an interesting thriller but at the same time it has a funny aspect also,” she says, “I play the role of an architecture student who is very […]

Bryan Adams to Appear with Sonal Chauhan

Written by on November 23rd, 2008

Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams will be appearing alongside Sonal Chauhan in a concert in India in January. Sonal, who is a good singer, is naturally excited at the news: “I am really very excited with this collaboration,” she says, “I am looking forward to performing with him on stage. Ever since my college days I […]

Aish pleased with Abhi’s Success

Written by on November 22nd, 2008

Dostana has been a real pick-me-up for the actors involved, all of whose careers were going through a difficult period. In particular, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is pleased at the success of husband Abhishek after the less-than-perfect Drona. “I obviously thought he was fantastic,” she says, whilst proclaiming how jealous she was of the chemistry between […]

Kimi Verma – Queen of Punjab

Written by on November 22nd, 2008

The unrivalled Queen of Punjabi cinema, or Pollywood, is Kimi Verma. For over a decade now she has lit up the screen with movies such as Qahar, Khoon Da Daaj, Shaheed Udham Singh, Jee Aayan Nu, Asanu Maan Watna Da and Mera Pind My Home, the last of which was a surprisingly good seller when […]

Phhir in the North

Written by on November 22nd, 2008

Vikram Bhatt’s back shooting in the north of England. After the success of 1920 which he shot in North Yorkshire, he’s now moved 100 miles further north to South Tyneside. There, at the famous Tyne & Wear shipyards, he’s making Phhir, which again has a prominent role for Adah Sharma. The movie is a fast-paced […]

Kamal, Rekha, Ileana and Amrita for IFFI

Written by on November 21st, 2008

The International Film Festival of India kicks off in Goa on November 22nd. Rekha will be the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony which will also be attended by top Southern actress Ileana and hosted by Bollywood’s Amrita Rao, fresh from her triumph in Welcome to Sajjanpur. Kamal Hassan will be the chief guest for […]

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor to wed ‘shortly’

Written by on November 21st, 2008

One of the most anticipated weddings in Bollywood is set to become a reality in the near future as Saif Ali Khan stated, “I’m now looking forward to settling down with Kareena Kapoor. Our marriage will happen very shortly as soon as we both have a little less work on hand and we can give […]

Mallika Sherawat wins US Award

Written by on November 21st, 2008

Mallika Sherawat will be dashing off to sunny California this Sunday to pick up the 2008 Renaissance Artist Award presented by the Multicultural Motion Pictures Association. It is being awarded for her distinctive on-screen persona that ‘allows their character depictions to bring audiences from laughter to tears.’ Mallika was said to have been stunned by […]

Nayanthara’s Birthday Celebration

Written by on November 19th, 2008

Nayanthara’s enjoying her birthday break at the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Her brother is a resident in the emirate. What birthday gift is she expecting? “My family always loves to surprise me at the last minute,” she says. Luckily, a clash in dates over filming has left her with a few […]

Priyanka – the Goddess of Atlantis

Written by on November 19th, 2008

Are you busy this Thursday? If not, the place to be is Dubai, which is rapidly becoming Mumbai’s little gulf sister — except perhaps somewhat richer. This Thursday sees the opening of the latest prestige project in the emirate, Atlantis — the Palm Resort! And just about everyone who’s anyone will be there for the […]


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