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Shilpa Shetty Honoured by Britain

Written by on July 1st, 2008

Shilpa Shetty has been honoured by Britain with the Global Diversity Award for 2008. Racing driver Lewis Hamilton is the other winner. Shilpa became famous throughout the UK last year when she was subjected to alleged bullying and racist treatment on the TV show Celebrity Big Brother. She won the hearts and minds of the […]

Nayantara – Happy in Kollywood

Written by on July 1st, 2008

Fun-loving Kollywood bad girl Nayantara shocked many and enraptured many more with her bikini-clad appearance in Billa last year – but she swears she will never do it again. “I still get compliments for my bikini shot in Billa,” she says. “It’s been a while since its release, but my look in the film has […]

Dia Mirza’s Factory Fight

Written by on June 29th, 2008

One of Bollywood’s sizzling stars, Dia Mirza, is currently filming Acid Factory, a movie about a girl locked in a factory with four men and no means of escape. It involves Dia in some athletic action, “After playing dainty, utterly feminine roles I’m enjoying being put on a harness, dangling from ropes, jumping from heights, […]

Bollywood Plus

Written by on June 29th, 2008

The South Asian Film Festival, currently being held in Goa, is opening people’s eyes to the wide range of film industries in South Asia — an area of 2 billion people. Actress/Director Pooja Bhatt, attending the festival, believes it could become even more important the International Film Festival of India. She says that talent abounds […]

Bollywood – the new Hollywood?

Written by on June 24th, 2008

It all started with the Cannes Film Festival. Whilst most people were looking at Aishwarya Rai’s gorgeous frocks, the big players were reeling from the sudden news that Anil Ambani, one of the world’s ten richest people, and a big player in the Reliance Corporation which includes Reliance Entertainment, had decided to invest heavily in […]

Cat-Fight 2: Rakhi Turns on Kashmira

Written by on June 23rd, 2008

She’s never exactly been one to turn the other cheek, and isn’t that why we love her? Rakhi Sawant has rapidly responded to the recent attack from Kashmira Shah who has said, “I’d like to be known as an actor who can dance, unlike Rakhi who is a trying to be an actor from a […]

Jiah Khan Hit with Aamir

Written by on June 22nd, 2008

What is it about the sultry and sensuous Jiah Khan that is making her such a hit with Aamir on the set of Ghajini? The Nishabd actress appears to have woven her charm over the mighty Aamir to the extent that he has taken the time out to help her find a new house in […]

Cheetah Girls in Bollywood

Written by on June 22nd, 2008

The Disney Channel’s superstars, The Cheetah Girls, have made their latest movie in Rajasthan and it’s in the best of Bollywood traditions. As Kiely Williams (Aqua in the Cheetah Girls) says, “You’re definitely going to learn about the traditional Bollywood film. It has all the elements: romance, a wedding, family. Usually there’s [a girl from] […]

Shriya – Success from Shivaji to Mission Istanbul

Written by on June 22nd, 2008

Shriya is currently one of the hottest young actresses around – wait until you see her appearance in Mission Istanbul. She also made a big impression last year in Shivaji, alongside Rajnikanth. This Delhi girl has a touch of class and a beautiful smile that would warm any male heart. She is very modest about […]

Mike Myers – Bollywood Superstar?

Written by on June 22nd, 2008

Mike Myers, the star of The Love Guru, has already put a few noses out of joint with his new movie but claims he would “love to be in a Bollywood film.” “If a Bollywood director wants to hire a 45-year-old Scottish-English-Canadian actor, who does comedy, I’m their man.” he went on to say. However, […]

Tamanna Tames Tollywood

Written by on June 18th, 2008

One of the fastest up-and-coming actresses in Tollywood at the moment is Tamanna Bhatia. In the next few months, we can look out for three new films from her: Ayyan with Surya, Padikkathavan with Dhanush and Ananda Thandavam with Siddharth. Apart from being a Happy Days girl, Tamanna has also appeared in Kedi and Kalloori, […]

Isha Spends One Night @ the Call Center

Written by on June 17th, 2008

Chetan Bhagat’s globally successful novel “One Night @ the Call Centre,” which lifts the lid on India’s booming outsourcing industry is finally about to hit the big screen, having been delayed by the IPL series. Titled Hello…, this could well be the surprise hit of the year. The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sohail […]

Tanushree Dutta in Warner Brothers Movie

Written by on June 17th, 2008

The shy and introverted Tanushree Dutta recently spoke about her upcoming movies — “My current release is Rama — The Saviour with Saahil Khan,” she explains. “My role in the movie is an action-oriented one. To prepare for the role, I learnt Taekwondo. My next release is an urban comedy titled Saas Bahu and Sensex […]

Genelia Sizzling Hot this Summer

Written by on June 16th, 2008

The hottest new girl in town this summer is Genelia D’Souza. The bubbling, sparkly girl next door will be seen in what are predicted to be three of the summer’s biggest hits. Firstly, she will be on screen with Akshaye Khanna in Mere Baap Pehle Aap — but then she will follow up by starring […]

Simone’s Career is Starting to Sing

Written by on June 16th, 2008

Simone Singh, who first caught our attention in the TV series Heena and was remarkable opposite Saif Ali Khan in Being Cyrus is increasingly being sought by Bollywood moguls. Recently seen in Delhi Heights, she will soon be seen in the much anticipated Via Darjeeling. What’s this psychological thriller all about? “A large part of […]

Kashmira vs. Rakhi : Cat Fight!

Written by on June 13th, 2008

Item girl Kashmira Shah, former Miss University World, has come out fighting in Bollywood’s war of words with Rakhi Sawant. “I have nine hits from Jungle, Yes Boss, Aankhen and many other films,” she says. “What does she have? She knows that if she can get into a controversy with me, she will gain popularity.” […]

Daisy, Daisy, Give Me Your Answer, Do

Written by on June 13th, 2008

Is Kannada actress Daisy Bopanna hoping to move to Bollywood? The evidence certainly seems to point that way as she is now ensconced in Mumbai. However, she is keeping a foot in both camps by starring alongside Aakash in the Tollywood movie Sweethearts. The Bimba actress has appeared in Bollywood before with Garam Masala where […]

Indecent Use of the Law

Written by on June 13th, 2008

The Tollywood film industry doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry over the news that sixteen producers, directors and stars have been charged with the indecent representation of women. Among those charged are industry luminaries: K.S.Rama Rao, K.Raghavendra Rao, Ashwini Dutt, Dasari Narayana Rao, G.Ramesh Babu, Devi Varnaprasad, Ashwini Dutt, Mumaith Khan, Bellamkonda and M.L.Kumar […]

Happy Birthday Amisha Patel

Written by on June 9th, 2008

She made her debut in Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai and received critical acclaim for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Ankahee, but today’s the day when she’s the star, because today (June 9th) is Amisha Patel’s birthday. American-educated Amisha worked for Morgan Stanley after graduation before returning to India and entering the film industry. She won the […]

Boxing Mallika

Written by on June 9th, 2008

Director Jennifer Chambers Lynch made her first movie in 1993 – Boxing Helena – which has since become a cult classic. Some might argue that it took fifteen years for the storm surrounding the bizarre and taboo-breaking plot to die down, because it wasn’t until 2008 that Jennifer made her second movie, Surveillance, a supernatural […]

Harman Baweja Harmonises his Thoughts

Written by on June 8th, 2008

With a few noble exceptions, this has been a pretty dismal year for Bollywood. The films that have succeeded, such as Race, Jodhaa Akbar and Jannat have enjoyed good casts, spectacular scenes and above all, a good script. There’s much to be learned from this as both the Indian audience raises its expectations in a […]

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