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REFLECTIONS 2013: Items Stars 2013

Written by on January 2nd, 2014

2013 saw legends, established celebrities, and newcomers alike try their hands (and hips!) at item numbers. As usual, the BollySpice team enjoyed watching all our favorite actors and actresses shake a leg on the big screen but a select few stood out the most.   5. Sonakshi Sinha – “Thank God It’s Friday” (Himmatwala), “Party […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Fourteen: Chandni (1989)

Written by on June 19th, 2013

Chandni was a 1989 romantic blockbuster starring Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna. The film was directed and produced by the late and legendary Yash Chopra and is often revered as one of the most successful Bollywood films of all time, as well as the film which ended the violent era in Hindi Cinema. The […]

FRAMING MOVIES Take Thirteen: Devdas (2002)

Written by on June 15th, 2013

Devdas, released in 2002, was based on a 1917 Bengali romance novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. As this was the third Hindi film adaptation of the famous story, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had large shoes to fill – the 1955 film directed by Bimal Roy and starring Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen and Vyjayanthimala is often […]

REFLECTIONS 2012: Top 5 Item Numbers of 2012

Written by on January 10th, 2013

Item numbers continued their reign in 2012 as a flurry of fast-beat, sexy dance songs hit the Bollywood music scene this past year. The styles ranged from traditional village songs and mujras to modern club hits and Punjabi beats. The sheer volume of item songs in 2012 was almost astounding, and the BollySpice team had […]

Ranveer, Kareena in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Next

Written by on May 30th, 2012

Acclaimed director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has finalized plans for his next movie, which he confirms will star Ranveer Singh and Kareena Kapoor. The film is Bhansali’s directorial return after his last film Guzaarish (2010) which starred Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Bhansali’s new film also marks the end of Kareena’s 13 year long wait […]

Devdas one of millennium’s greatest films, according to TIME

Written by on May 22nd, 2012

The Hindi film industry is clearly gaining momentum on an international stage as the 2002 hit Devdas is honored by TIME Magazine, who last week released a list of the greatest movies of the millennium, thus far. Hollywood movie critic Richard Corliss compiled a list of the 10 greatest films made since the year 2000 […]

Vivek Oberoi to play a gangster in Kumar Taurani’s next

Written by on March 27th, 2012

We haven’t seen Vivek Oberoi in a mainstream Bollywood film since 2010, but it looks like he’ll soon be back in action in Kumar Taurani’s next venture as a gangster. Though Oberoi refused the role of Dawood in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala, the actor agreed to play the lead in Taurani’s film, which is […]

Rockstar wins big at FICCI Frames Awards

Written by on March 19th, 2012

As we transition into spring, the awards season continues as many of 2011’s top films are honored in various award ceremonies. The 2012 FICCI Frames Excellence Awards, held last week in Mumbai, awarded top honors to Rockstar, among other films. Continuing its winning streak this awards season, the critically acclaimed Ranbir Kapoor starrer received a […]

Priyanka open to Fashion 2

Written by on March 18th, 2012

It seems that as soon as a Bollywood film is declared a hit, sequel rumors begin to swirl. Almost four years later the same can be said for the smash hit 2008 film Fashion directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. Fashion starred Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut who both bagged numerous awards for their performances, including National […]

Top 5 Item Stars of 2011

Written by on January 9th, 2012

Munni and Sheila can claim credit for recently bringing item songs out of oblivion in Bollywood films as Malaika Arora Khan and Katrina Kaif set records in 2010. Continuing the trend, 2011 also had its fair share of hot item numbers. From situational songs to promotional videos, various celebrities set the screens ablaze with their […]

The High Cost of Item Songs

Written by on December 31st, 2011

Item songs are polarizing. In a three hour film, a five minute item number can be seen as an irrelevant distraction or a welcome interruption. But love ‘em or hate ‘em, item songs are definite moneymakers for celebrities. Simply put, the various Munnis and Sheilas of B-town make between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 […]

Indian Cinema on YouTube

Written by on October 25th, 2011

The lazy days of summer are officially over, which means we may not always have the time or energy to go out and get our essential dose of Bollywood. But the good news is that it’s getting easier and easier to catch Bollywood flicks online, without ever needing to leave our computer desks. YouTube’s movie […]

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KJo Talks Agneepath

Written by on September 17th, 2011

Karan Johar has joined the remake bandwagon with his forthcoming production Agneepath, a newer version of a 1990 film of the same name, which starred Amitabh Bachchan. Directed by Johar’s former assistant Karan Malhotra, this version Agneepath will star Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, and Sanjay Dutt in main roles. In an interview with TWF, Johar […]

BollySpice Exclusive: The Bollywood Project

Written by on August 22nd, 2011

When we think of Bollywood and its stars, we tend to think of the glitz, glamour, fame, and fortune. And with the lavish sets, elegant costumes, and fantastical song and dance numbers that Bollywood films treat us to, who can blame us? However, independent filmmakers Ruchika Muchhala and Adam Dow have taken on the daunting […]

5 Awesome Things About Don 2

Written by on July 21st, 2011

After almost 5 long years, the much-awaited sequel to the 2006 hit Don is finally set to hit theaters this Christmas. Bollywood fans went crazy over the release of the first teaser this week and excitement is clearly building for the action-thriller, Don 2: The Chase Continues. So, why are fans so excited? Here are […]

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Karan Johar Excited to Work With Newcomers

Written by on July 17th, 2011

Next month, Karan Johar is set to start directing Dharma Productions’ newest venture, Student of the Year. Unlike his previous films, this one will mark the debut of newcomers Siddharth Mahlhotra, Varun Dhawan, and Alia Bhatt. Rather than being apprehensive about this potential challenge, Karan is actually looking forward to the experience. “More excited than […]

Priyanka to perform tribute to Asha Bhosle at IIFA

Written by on June 25th, 2011

It seems that actress Priyanka Chopra is the go-to girl for tributary performances these days. After performing a tribute dance to Madhuri Dixit earlier this year at the Filmfare Awards in Mumbai, it has now been confirmed that Priyanka will be performing a tribute to legendary singer Asha Bhonsle at the IIFA Awards tonight in […]

Shah Rukh will perform at IIFA, despite knee injury

Written by on June 22nd, 2011

Shah Rukh fans can rejoice! Despite recent buzz that he may not be able to perform at the 12th Annual IIFA Awards due to a knee injury, King Khan himself has confirmed that he will indeed be on stage this Saturday. Shah Rukh took the micro-blogging site Twitter to inform his fans that he is […]

Shah Rukh Khan’s IIFA Plans are in Flux

Written by on June 21st, 2011

For many, the performances at IIFA are often just as exciting as the presentation of the awards themselves. Therefore, Shah Rukh Khan fans across the globe were aflutter with the recent news that he would be performing at the 12th annual IIFA Awards this Saturday in Toronto. However, with a previous knee injury acting up […]

Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfee Shoot Interrupted

Written by on June 20th, 2011

It seems Ranbir Kapoor’s star power is continuously escalating! Never more was this seen then when the shooting of his upcoming release Barfee was interrupted by overenthusiastic crowds earlier this past week in Darjeeling. Excited crowds are a common issue that Bollywood directors often confront, but these crowds at the Darjeeling Ghoom station were a […]

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