Britain embraces Bollywood

Written by on October 25th, 2008

British Culture Minister Barbara Follett announced the launch of the new Anglo-Indian Film Treaty in Trafalgar Square with the cast of London Dreams, including Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan. From now on, Bollywood movies filmed in United Kingdom will be classed as national movies in both the UK and India. Bollywood is big in Britain […]

Aishwarya named Sexiest Eyes by E!

Written by on October 25th, 2008

The US entertainment channel E!, in the most important poll in the US this year, has voted Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the woman with the world’s sexiest eyes. Chinese actress Shu Qi, seen in the breathtaking Transporter and the outstanding So Close, was voted the woman with the sexiest lips. Other women honoured included Giselle […]

Shaurya Chauhan’s Bollywood Rise

Written by on October 24th, 2008

Shaurya Chauhan is used to fame as a catwalk model for some of the most famous of designers – but now her fame is being augmented by her Bollywood roles in movies such as Mumbai Salsa and Horn Ok Please. How is she enjoying this new aspect to her career? “I have always wanted to […]

Tamannaah is Tops

Written by on October 24th, 2008

Pretty girl-next-door Tamannaah Bhatia developed a streak of luck in her career when she changed her name from Tamanna. “I did change my spelling to Tamannaah – spelled with an extra ‘a’ and ‘h’ now – to bring more luck as suggested by noted numerologist Niraj Manchanda,” she says. “At that time, I signed Happy […]

Sonam Kapoor steals the show at Lakme Fahion Week!

Written by on October 23rd, 2008

The Lakme Fashion Week has been a stunning success, highlighting the breathtaking growth of the Indian Fashion industry in the last five years and its penetration into the top end of the world fashion markets. Symbolising this meteoric rise was Tarun Tahiliani’s Levi’s show on the second day which has been acclaimed as one of […]

Deepika on the cover of ‘Grazia’

Written by on October 23rd, 2008

Sultry Deepika Padukone can be seen gracing the cover of the latest edition of Grazia. When asked how much she charges for such activities, she says, “I charge what I think I am worth and if people are willing to pay me that much, it must mean that they think that I’m worth it too. […]

Meet Saif Ali Khan’s girlfriend in Imtiaz Ali’s next!

Written by on October 23rd, 2008

British actress and model Florence Brudenell-Bruce plays Saif Ali Khan‘s girlfriend in his new, as yet untitled, movie directed by Imtiaz Ali and also starring Deepika Padukone. Flee, as she is known, and who was racing driver Jenson Button’s girlfriend for two year, followed up on news that the director was holding auditions for the […]

Ameesha Patel loves cartoons

Written by on October 23rd, 2008

Ameesha Patel was a good choice to open the SeamEdu state of the art academy — a college that plans to offer courses in animation amongst other things. “I have a great interest in animation and I happy to be a part of something so educational,” she says. “I feel someday we are going to […]

Asin Hits the Two-Crores Mark

Written by on October 22nd, 2008

Asin, who is currently shooting her second Bollywood movie – London Dreams with Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan – is rumoured to have been offered two crores to appear opposite Vijay in the Kollywood movie Vettaikaran. She previously starred with him in Sivakasi and Pokkiri – both mega-hits in the South. “I am currently in […]

Minissha Lamba a feminist Icon?

Written by on October 22nd, 2008

Minissha Lamba has expressed some strong views on woman’s new position in India recently, “Today’s woman, especially the Indian woman, is always taught to be self-sacrificing. Now is the time we have to stand up and let them know that we are a priority,” she says. Minissha was walking the ramp at the Wills Lifestyle […]

Celina Jaitley Breaking Down Walls

Written by on October 21st, 2008

Celina Jaitley appears to be breaking down the same walls that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan succeeded in climbing over five years ago. The former Miss India had already bagged a plum role in Quest of Sheherzade which hits the floors in January. It now looks as though she has also grabbed a spot in a New […]

Happy Birthday Helen!

Written by on October 21st, 2008

Today is the birthday of one of the true and evergreen stars of Bollywood – Helen. She can be said to have truly started the concept of the item number, even though in her day it may have been called the cabaret number. She brought glamour, flair and carefree joy to the role which she […]

The Name’s The Game for Eesha Koppikar

Written by on October 21st, 2008

Eesha Koppikar appears to have been on a roll since changing her name from Isha. Does she agree that she’s going through a lucky period? “Yes, but I’d like to think it has nothing to do with numerology, but more to do with my hard work,” she says. Eesha currently has a far from glamourous […]

Aamir Khan to be Kishore Kumar?

Written by on October 20th, 2008

Aamir Khan has confirmed that he has been approached by Percept Pictures to play the role of Kishore Kumar in a biopic of the actor/singer. “I have been approached by Percept Pictures for the film on Kishore Kumar,” he says, “They’ve offered me the role of Kishore Kumar. But I still haven’t finished reading the […]

Lara’s Tattoo!

Written by on October 20th, 2008

Lara Dutta is the latest to join the tattoo craze amongst Bollywood beauties. She had one done on her recent visit to Thailand. “I always wanted to get one, but was not sure of the design,” she says, “But as soon as I saw this one, I completely fell in love with it and knew […]

Karz Retrospective

Written by on October 19th, 2008

Of course, everyone wishes Himesh Reshammiya the best of luck with Karzzzz released this Friday. The movie has a great cast with Urmila Matondkar, Shweta Kumar and Dino Morea and the promos look good. However, it’s going to have to be a speed racer if it’s going to overtake the original Karz in the popularity […]

Ireland may hold IIFA Awards

Written by on October 19th, 2008

Ireland is in the running to host the highly prestigious IIFA Awards if it can find entrepreneurs willing to stump up some of the

Sayali Bhagat – Life Imitating Art

Written by on October 19th, 2008

Rising star Sayali Bhagat who appeared in The Train and Halla Bol is now shooting Newtonin Moonram Vidhi in Kollywood. “Sayali, has come up with a strong performance. She combines glamour and elegant acting in the necessary portions. It has been a joy working with her,” said the director. Former Miss India Sayali appears to […]

Priyanka Chopra & Antonio Banderas

Written by on October 19th, 2008

Despite the fact the her movie Fashion didn’t premiere at the Middle East International Film Festival after all — due to post-production problems – Priyanka Chopra fulfilled her obligation to attend anyway, and she’s glad she did. She met a host of stars at the Festival in Dubai including Meg Ryan, Antonio Banderas and his […]

Kollywood remakes ‘Main Hoon Na’

Written by on October 19th, 2008

The Kollywood remake of Main Hoon Na hits the screens of Chennai this Diwali. Called Aegan, it stars Ajith Kumar and Nayanthara. The final song for the movie has just been completed in the Swiss Alps: “The movie’s screenplay has been altered slightly to suit Tamil sentiments and sensibility,” said a spokesman for the producers, […]

Is Kangana Geetanjali?

Written by on October 15th, 2008

Without giving away too much of the game – to keep us all intrigued – Madhur Bhandarkar has suggested that there could well be strong links between the character that Kangana Ranaut plays in the movie Fashion and real-life tragic model Geetanjali Nagpal. “Kangana plays a model in the film and goes through a lot […]


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