Sonya Jehan Steps in for Aishwarya

Written by on January 18th, 2010

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s fans may have been disappointed when she had to pull out of husband Abhishek’s Crooked – but ears pricked up when the news was announced that Pakistani-born actress Sonya Jehan would be maintaining the glamour quotient in a film that already stars Sarah Jane Dias, Gul Panag and Shahana Goswami. It’s not […]

Rambow Ramu is The King of Bollywood

Written by on January 18th, 2010

As BollySpice readers know, actually handling paper these days is so noughties. The new way to access information and entertainment will be to download e-magazines through apps on your mobiles. Chennai-based Comicshead, part of Nextwave Multimedia, is well ahead of the game on this one and is hoping to gain space with a range of […]

‘3 Idiots’ Remake in Kannada

Written by on January 18th, 2010

The blockbuster film, 3 Idiots is said to soon have a South Indian version as Gemini Film Circuit recently bought the remake rights of it. The lead roles may have Puneet Rajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep, while Pawan Kalyan and Surya may star in the Telegu and Tamil versions. Gemini Film Circuit previously acquired rights of […]

Bollywood At The Mumbai Marathon

Written by on January 17th, 2010

There were 38,000 winners at the seventh Mumbai Marathon – all of those that competed in the full marathon, the half-marathon or the dream run. More formally, the winner of the Men’s Marathon was Kenya’s Dennis Ndizo in the fast time of 2:12:33 and the Women’s winner was Ethiopia’s Bizunesh Mohammed in 2:31:13. The course […]

Riya Sen’s TV Debut

Written by on January 17th, 2010

Riya Sen makes her TV debut with a cameo in Paritosh Painter’s Shri Adi Manav. She plays herself in an episode in which the heroes enter a Win A Date with Riya Sen competition. A source from the programme says, “Despite being a Bollywood celeb she was very polite to her co-stars in the serial […]

Aamir Khan Meets Rituparna Sengupta

Written by on January 16th, 2010

Risking a critical mass of brainpower, Aamir Khan met up with Rituparna Sengupta recently and discussed life, the universe and everything. In passing, they also picked up on child actor Darsheel Safary who has worked with both, most recently with Rituparna on Bam Bam Bhole. The two superstars of two different movie traditions apparently got […]

Sarah Thompson Kane Debuts in Bollywood with Ranbir

Written by on January 16th, 2010

American actress Sarah Thompson Kane, best-known for her role as Eve in the hit TV series Angel, and for her part in Cruel Intentions 2 with Amy Adams, debuts in Bollywood in Rajneeti. She plays the part of Ranbir Kapoor’s American girlfriend – “an innocent who wanted nothing, but lost it all.” In the movie, […]

Jacqueline Fernandes in the Kitchen

Written by on January 15th, 2010

Living up to every man’s wish fulfilment, stunning former Miss Sri Lanka and Aladin actress Jacqueline Fernandes loves to cook and will lock herself in a kitchen for hours at a time. “Though she tries her hand at everything, a must have at Jackie’s house are the Sri-Lankan specials like Kiribath, coconut sambol ,or the […]

Mammotty is the Raja of MAFA

Written by on January 15th, 2010

Mammootty reigned supreme at the Mathrubhumi Amrita Film Awards (MAFA) held in Cochin’s Marine Drive to celebrate Malayalam cinema. Growing as an event, the awards now also celebrate the best in Tamil and Hindi cinema as well. In a star-studded evening, wrapped in entertainment, Mammootty walked off with the Best Actor prize and his epic […]

Sherlyn Chopra Running With A Crowd of Miss Indias

Written by on January 14th, 2010

Sherlyn Chopra ran across the 5km Bandra-Worli Sealink on the first day it was opened to runners preparing for the Mumbai Marathon. “This is the first time the sealink has been opened for people to run across,” she explained, “And I so want to be there.” In addition, the three Miss Indias and all therefore […]

Kashmira Shah Not Seeking Permission

Written by on January 14th, 2010

Kashmira Shah was unfazed by the knowledge that her boyfriend Krishna’s family didn’t approve of her. “Krishna didn’t have to take his family’s approval to bed me so I don’t think he should be taking their permission to wed me!” she made clear. She’s also been very up front recently about her relationship with Rakhi […]

Konkona Sen Sharma Meets Two PMs

Written by on January 13th, 2010

Following in the footsteps of Deepika Padukone’s invitation to dine with the Japanese Prime Minister, Konkona Sen Sharma was whisked away to Hyderabad House last night to entertain Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. After her success with Wake Up Sid, Konkona is looking forward to Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? […]

Are you the Indian Super Queen?

Written by on January 13th, 2010

Indian Super Queen, India’s first beauty pageant for the transgender community was launched in Hyderabad yesterday with the support of Bollywood actresses Celina Jaitley and Seema Biswas. Celina said, “It’s time for the much oppressed kinnar community to come up on the stage and show the world that beauty exists in all human beings. Gender […]

Amrita Rao lights up Better Photography

Written by on January 12th, 2010

Not content with wowing the male public with her front cover for the January edition of FHM magazine, Amrita Rao also bagged the front page of December’s Better Photography and November‘s The Man. Clearly popular with the editors of men’s magazines, that makes three appearances on covers in as many months. “So thrilled to be […]

Gul Panag is a Skoda Fan

Written by on January 12th, 2010

Hot Bollywood actress Gul Panag is a big fan of the Czech car manufacturer Skoda and was thrilled to find the new Skoda Yeti being launched at the Auto Expo 2010 event. “Gul Panag was invited as a chief guest at Auto Expo 2010,” said a source, “Gul seemed to be very excited to have […]

Bollywood Animators Bring Charlie Chaplin Back to Life

Written by on January 11th, 2010

In one of those idea that seems so obvious in retrospect, Bollywood animation company DQ Entertainment will be producing an initial series of 104 six-minute Charlie Chaplin animated adventures based on his silent movies. “Mr Bean has delighted everyone for a number of years… It’s very, very clear that to tickle people’s funny bones you […]

Swathi and Aamir Share Locations

Written by on January 11th, 2010

Siberian-born former TV anchor and phone-in host Swathi has been raving about working with Vikram in Kashmir. “Vikram is a great actor and a thorough professional,” she says, “He doesn’t have an ego even though he is one of the leading actors of Kollywood.” After her big success in Subramaniapuram and Ashta Chamma, Swathi is […]

‘Paa’ and ‘3 Idiots’ Sweep Star Screen Awards

Written by on January 10th, 2010

Paa swept the 16th Annual Nokia Star Screen Awards last night with Amitabh picking up the Best Male Actor Award, Vidya Balan – Best Female Actor Award and Arundhati Nag, Best Female Supporting Actor. In addition, Amitabh and Abhishek picked up the Best Jodi Award and Pratik Katare was Best Child Actor. Amitabh and Abhishek […]

Kangna Ranaut Likes to Look Ordinary

Written by on January 10th, 2010

Kangna Ranaut, who turned many heads at the premiere of Dulha Mil Gaye in a short waisted off-the-shoulder olive green dress with peacock fringe, says she enjoys high fashion but likes to also explore high street labels. “I’ve every big designer from Galliano to Alexander McQueen in my wardrobe,” she explains, “But since I come […]

Narayani Shastri to Make her Bollywood Debut

Written by on January 9th, 2010

Pretty TV actress Narayani Shastri has opted to launch her Bollywood career with a de-glam look for the comedy Na Ghar Ke, Na Ghat Ke which will also star Paresh Rawal and Om Puri. “While shooting for the film, I felt like I was leading a dual life,” she says, “The role required me to […]

‘Ravaana’ Actress in Brothel Scam

Written by on January 8th, 2010

Actress Sanchitha Padukone, who hails from the same village as Deepika Padukone though they are not directly related, was shocked recently to discover her image was being used recently to lure unsuspecting customers to an online brothel. When customers contacted the website, they would be offered women at rates ranging from Rs8000 to 10000, often […]


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