An Arresting Performance from Neetu

Written by on November 18th, 2008

Neetu Chandra’s star continues to rise in Bollywood and it will have been helped no end by her stunning performance at the Police Diwali Mela at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. In a showstopper of an act, she gyrated in a style similar to Britney Spiers or Christina Aquilera. “Yes, I did perform at […]

Tannishtha Chatterjee Looks to Bollywood

Written by on November 18th, 2008

Delhi-based actress Tannishtha Chatterjee is one amongst a small number of Indian actors who are perhaps better known in the west than in their own country, but she hopes to change that really soon. She already has a number of solid performances in her profile including Brick Lane, based on the book by Monica Ali […]

Deepika in Twin Avatar Role

Written by on November 17th, 2008

Following a long-standing Bollywood tradition, Deepika Padukone will be seen playing two roles in Chandni Chowk to China, an action comedy in which she stars opposite Akshay Kumar. In one of the roles, she plays a Chinese martial artist. This will be her second double-role after OMS — how does she feel about that? “Yes […]

Soha Ali Khan working with Aparna Sen

Written by on November 16th, 2008

The strength of Bengali cinema to hold on to some of Bollywood’s up-and-coming talent is illustrated by the news that Soha Ali Khan will be working with Aparna Sen on Goinar Baksho (The Jewellery Box). “It’s a film that we have been planning to make for a long time and finally the dates and stuff […]

Kangana Ranaut in Fashion Again

Written by on November 16th, 2008

Hot on the heels of her critical success in Fashion, Kangana Ranaut has been walking the ramp again — this time at the Chivas in Fashion Tour 08, where she was seen modelling for top designer Vikram Phadnis. In particular, the crowd admired her in a full-length, full-fit brown velvet evening gown with a colourful […]

Sameera Reddy making a big impact in Kollywood

Written by on November 16th, 2008

Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy has made a big impact with her first Kollywood movie Vaaranam Aayiram opposite Surya. It’s a breathtaking movie that everyone should see and Sameera has received extensive critical acclaim. The film also stars Simran and Ramya. How did Sameera find working in Tamil? “When I first came to Chennai for the […]

Irrfan Khan’s growing career

Written by on November 16th, 2008

Grumbles sometimes emanate from Bollywood that the only Indian actor recognized in the west is Aishwarya Rai. However, this is far from the case as both Shilpa Shetty and Celina Jaitley have proved. Another actor who has developed a strong reputation is Irrfan Khan who is winning rave reviews for his performances in Mira Nair’s […]

Akshay and Naomi Campbell?

Written by on November 14th, 2008

Rumours abound that the King of Singh, Akshay Kumar will be hobnobbing with supermodel Naomi Campbell in a duet for the animated movie Jumbo. English model, actress and singer, Naomi is not new to the world of music – she had a number 1 hit in Japan with ‘Long Vacation’ from her Baby Woman album. […]

Mahek Chahal Walks Out

Written by on November 14th, 2008

Norwegian born-and bred, Mahek Chahal has walked out of the movie Kal Kisne Dekha, accusing the director and the crew of eve-teasing, or sexual harassment, and claiming that some of the costumes she was expected to wear were simply exploitative. Vivek Sharma, the director, dismissed her allegations. Actress and model, Mahek first caught our attention […]

Katrina’s freewheeling gift

Written by on November 13th, 2008

Katrina Kaif promised cinematographer Kabir Lal a car if he made her look good in Yuvraaj. Now, having seen the rushes, director Subhash Ghai believes she’ll have to live up to her promise: “She has seen the promos and is very relaxed now,” he says, “She made a special mention of Kabir Lal’s work to […]

Preity wants to sing and dance again!

Written by on November 13th, 2008

Preity Zinta is proud of her work in the last year in such movies as The Last Lear, Heaven on Earth and Heroes. Heaven on Earth in particular has done well at the Toronto, London and Chicago International Film Festivals where Preity won the Best Actress Award, the Silver Hugo. However, she says she wants […]

Aamir Stunned by Asin’s Rebellion?

Written by on November 12th, 2008

Uber-professional Aamir Khan was said to have been stunned recently when Asin rebelled against the tight restrictions placed on her interactions with the media regarding her role in Ghajini. As the senior partner in the project, he expects her to toe the line with regard to his rules about keeping as much of the film […]

Shilpa Shetty Takes on China

Written by on November 12th, 2008

As another sign of the increasingly cordial relations between India and China, Shilpa Shetty has signed up for a Chinese movie Desire, opposite Chinese actor Xia Yu, best known for his role as Wu Lien in the wonderful Naomi Watts movie The Painted Veil. While fans are waiting for that film, the award winning actress […]

Gul Panag here for the long haul

Written by on November 12th, 2008

The success of Gul Panag’s new advert for Sky Tata with Aamir Khan has brought her a slew of new admirers and she returns the favour by talking of her own admiration for Aamir: “You only realise why he is such a great actor and why he has reached where he is today after you’ve […]

Abhishek to play Kishore Kumar?

Written by on November 11th, 2008

After having failed to get the desired response from Aamir Khan, the producers of the biopic on Bollywood legend Kishore Kumar have now reportedly approached Abhishek Bachchan. The producers are very excited by the project: “As a production house we are always excited about all our projects but this film is based on a legend […]

Bipasha mysteriously disappears from Lamhaa set!

Written by on November 10th, 2008

The troubled production unit for Lamha has run into even more difficulty with the sudden disappearance of Bipasha Basu late on Saturday night. “We don’t know what happened with Bipasha because she has told us nothing,” says director Rahul Dholakia, “She seemed fine in the morning. Suddenly we heard she had left. We can’t understand […]

Sanaa Khan – Building big in Kollywood

Written by on November 10th, 2008

The Madhuri Dixit lookalike, Sanaa Khan — though flooded with offers from Bollywood — is bedding down firmly in Kollywood. “Even back in school, I would always choose to perform only for Madhuri Dixit songs,” she explains, “I copied her style of dancing, body language and mannerisms. So consciously or unconsciously, in the process of […]

Warrior goes Wild over Celina

Written by on November 9th, 2008

Celina Jaitley‘s cross-cultural romance Love has no Language, where she stars opposite hot New Zealand hunk Ben Mitchell, received a standing ovation and rave reviews from the audience at its premiere in New Zealand. “800 Asians turned up to meet me besides the 325 formal invitees,” said Celina, obviously thrilled at the size and glamour […]

Aishwarya plays detective Sophie Solandres in ‘Pink Panther 2′

Written by on November 9th, 2008

The trailer for The Pink Panther 2 has been released and studio rumours suggest that the movie is even better than the first in the new series. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays the role of ace detective Sophie Solandres (Oh, how we’d love to see her in the role of Carmen Sandiego in another movie perhaps) […]

Shriya focusing on Kollywood

Written by on November 9th, 2008

Following the disappointing opening of her Hollywood movie, The Other End of the Line, Shriya Saran is now focusing her career on Kollywood. She will be teaming up with Vishal for the movie Thoranai. She is also working with Surath Kumar in Jaggubhai. Shriya has been a big star in the South for several years […]

Manjari Phandis excited after ‘Jaane Tu…’

Written by on November 9th, 2008

We saw her opposite Imran Khan in Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na and now Manjari Phadnis is looking forward to her role opposite Ranvir Shorey and Rajat Kapoor in I Am 24. “ “The film is directed by Saurabh Shukla. My character, Kanak Dutta, chats with Rajat Kapoor’s character online. He is actually 42 but he […]


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