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Namitha Plays It Cool

Written by on May 17th, 2008

Kurichi-born Kollywood superstar Namitha enjoyed her birthday with 50 orphans at SNOWBALL 2008 in Snow World, Chennai, where she is also the brand ambassador. Namitha began her career by being crowned Miss Surat in 1998 and she also took part in the Miss India Universe contest. Her first successful movie was Engel Anna opposite Vijayakanth. […]

Deepika Padukone Not Bowled Over

Written by on May 16th, 2008

In Dubai yesterday to promote real estate, Danish-born Deepika Padukone, former supermodel and now Bollywood superstar, denied she was a maiden who’d been bowled over by two Indian cricketers. “I am not concerned about these rumours as long as I am clear about these issues and my family knows what’s happening. And I know that […]

Neetu Zaps into the Future

Written by on May 16th, 2008

One of the most interesting films of 2007 which broke into western markets was Traffic Signal, a film that contrived to be entertaining with a social conscience. One of the stand-out actors in that movie was none other than Neetu Chandra. What an interesting background this Bihari actress has. A black-belt in taekwondo, she has […]

Madhuri Dixit Shines

Written by on May 11th, 2008

Madhuri Dixit found herself in star-studded company of a different kind on Saturday when receiving the Padma Shri award from President Pratibha Patil. Amongst other recipients of Padma awards were industrialist Ratan Tata, whose Tata cars recently bought Jaguar in the UK; UK-based steel giant Lakshmi Mittal, currently rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth […]

Tamanna’s Happy Days

Written by on May 10th, 2008

These are Happy Days indeed for Tamanna, the Mumbai-born South Indian actress carving a niche for herself, following the success of the eponymous movie opposite Varun Sandesh. The movie was generally seen as one of the best Tollywood movies of the year with Tamanna Bhatia bringing a breath of fresh air to the cinemas of […]

Priyanka Dyeing for a Change of Style

Written by on May 10th, 2008

The absolutely electric photos of a red-haired Priyanka Chopra in Harry Baweja’s long-awaited sci-fi thriller Love Story 2050, suggest that Indian actresses may soon be fast following in the footsteps of their Hollywood rivals in daring to change their whole look in order to immerse themselves in new roles — perhaps this could start in […]

Amrita Arora – Turning Heads in Surrey

Written by on May 9th, 2008

There’s a new girl in town, Amrita Arora and she is turning heads as she walks down the leafy lanes of Surrey with England cricketer Usman Asfaal. “Well,” says Usman, “She’s a good looking girl. If they were interested in me I’d be a bit surprised.” Bollywood and cricket seem to go together like strawberries […]

Sneha starts to Click

Written by on May 8th, 2008

It’s been a slow start to the career of the charming Sneha. She had a hit opposite Nagarjuna in Sree Ramamadasu but more recently things have gone a little quiet — until now! She currently has two movies in the pipeline that should see her gain her rightful place at the top of the podium […]

Bips Wants to Work with Aamir

Written by on May 8th, 2008

In Delhi recently to launch a new perfume, riding high on the success of Race and looking forward to Bachna Aye Hasino, Bipasha Basu announced her desire to work with SRK and Aamir — two stars she has never played against. “I would love to work with Shah Rukh Khan because I think there is […]

Asin stakes her future on Ghajini

Written by on May 6th, 2008

So confident is Asin that Ghajini, her movie with Aamir Khan will be a blockbuster hit, she’s been turning down offers from Bollywood promoters – until the full scale of the movie’s success has become apparent. Asin’s first big hit came in 2003 with Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, for which she won the Filmfare […]

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

Written by on May 5th, 2008

India may be famous for its tiger population but the British Isles have their own tiger in the form of Ireland, known as the Celtic Tiger for its rapid economic growth over the last ten years. Never known to miss an opportunity, it is now bidding to host the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event […]

Murdered British Teen Inspires Bollywood Movie

Written by on May 2nd, 2008

For the last few weeks, the front pages of most British newspapers have been full of allegations of police incompetence, cover-ups and the risks of following the new hippie trail to the paradise island of Goa. This follows the tragic alleged murder of 15-year-old teenager Scarlett Keeling. Her sad story in fact reads like a […]

Aamir Khan – All in the Family!

Written by on April 30th, 2008

Bollywood is sometimes criticised for being a family-dominated business as if this wasn’t also true of Hollywood with the Barrymores, Baldwins, Redgraves, Fondas and so on – in fact, it’s a common factor in any great industry. Aamir Khan is continuing this tradition with the launch of his nephew Imran in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane […]

Katrina Kaif wins Best British Indian Award

Written by on April 29th, 2008

Indian audiences can be a little unforgiving when faced with a British Hindi accent but this doesn’t appear to be the case with Katrina Kaif, recent winner of the Best British Indian Award at the Zee Cine Awards at the Excel Arena in Docklands, London. Katrina is the epitome of the new global citizen. Carrying […]

Will the real SRK please stand forward!

Written by on April 28th, 2008

Following the success of the Bollywood exhibition at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, a wax clone of Shahrukh Khan can now also be found at the Gr

The next Bollywood star – Jackie Chan!

Written by on April 28th, 2008

The paths of two world superstars crossed at the launch of new Tamil blockbuster Dasavathaaram in Chennai on Saturday — Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Chan. What a coup for the producers and what strides the Tamil film industry is making these days. The film, Dasavathaaram stars Kamal Hassan as eight different avatars — although in […]

Masters of Illusion

Written by on April 26th, 2008

Bollywood is in the theme of a new UK-India Higher Education programme to develop a postgraduate course in digital production and visual effects. Funded by

Salman Khan to get the ‘Nod’

Written by on April 26th, 2008

Salman Khan gets the Nod Today, April 26th, the Variety Zee Cine Awards come to the Excel Arena in London Docklands. Before a packed audience of thousands, a star-studded spectacular show starring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and many others will be broadcasted to 128 countries and is expected to be seen by 500 […]

Genial Genelia

Written by on April 26th, 2008

With her fresh looks and easy smile, British-born Tamil superstar Genelia looks set to lead a new Tollywood invasion of the Bollywood heartland. Genelia D’Souza to give her the full treatment – or Cheenu to her friends – first made an impression in ‘Boys’ and then ‘Happy’ but really hit the big time with ‘Bommarillu’. […]

Ghajini Production Hamstrung by Aamir Injury

Written by on April 24th, 2008

All Aamir Khan fans are desperately waiting to see the Hindi-version of Ghajini based on British director Christopher Nolan’s award-winning movie, Memento. Unfortunately, we will all have to wait just a little bit longer as production has ground to a halt following an accident to our action hero, Aamir. Filming in Hyderabad, he pulled a […]

Zara Adams – the new Bond Bollywood Babe?

Written by on April 17th, 2008

First rumours suggested it might be Shilpa and then Aishwarya and then Bipasha – but now it looks as though Scots-born Bollywood actress Zara Adams may find herself in the new Bond movie, A Quantum of Solace. Zara recently launched her Bollywood career with the movie Aanch and if she lands the part in Bond, […]

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